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Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Action Plan 2021-2025

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Community members were invited to provide feedback on Council's Draft Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Action Plan 2021-2025 from 29 September to 19 October 2021.

Golden Plains Shire Council Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Action Plan



The Victorian Government’s Public Health & Wellbeing Act 2008 (the Act) requires all councils to develop a Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan (MPHWP) and corresponding four-year action plan within 12 months of a council election.

In June, Council adopted its MPHWP as an integrated component of the Golden Plains Shire Council Plan 2021-2025. The MPHWP identified five priority areas: improving mental wellbeing; increasing active living; preventing family violence and advancing gender equity; increasing healthy eating; and tackling climate change and its impact on health. The Draft Municipal Public Health Action Plan has been developed to progress the implementation of these priorities through 73 actions. These actions respond to the underlying three principals of the Draft Action Plan:

  • Place-based and local solutions: Recognising how the places where people live, learn, work and play have an important role in shaping health and wellbeing. Developing and delivering local solutions to local problems.
  • Sustainable progress: Embedded capacity building and empowerment into all health and wellbeing activities to ensure long-term benefits can be sustained.
  • Increasing access: Facilitating increased and equitable access to local health and community services to meet the current and future needs of the Shire community.

Golden Plains Shire Council partnered with 26 partners from community health organisations, regional networks, preventative health service providers, regional sporting associations, family violence support services and the education and disability sector to develop the Draft Action Plan. The five health and wellbeing priority areas from the MPHWP were informed by extensive public consultation conducted earlier in 2021 alongside the Council Plan.

Local health organisations, community groups and Council all contributed to developing the Draft Action Plan, which will rely on these partnerships to achieve the Plan’s objectives.

Engagement Update

Engagement Update: 

At its meeting on 28 September, Council endorsed the Draft Golden Plains Shire Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Action Plan 2021-2025 (Draft Action Plan) for public exhibition for three weeks.

Community members were able to provide feedback on the Draft Action Plan online, by email or by mail during the public exhbition period, which ended at 9am, Tuesday 19 October, 2021.

What Happens Next

What Happens Next: 

Council will consider all submissions for incorporation into the final Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Action Plan 2021-2025, which will be presented for adoption at its meeting on 26 October 2021.


28 September 2021

Council endorses Draft Action Plan for public exhibition

29 September 2021

Public exhibition period begins. Feedback opens.

19 October 2021

Public exhibition period ends. Feedback closes.

26 October 2021

Final Action Plan considered for adoption by Council

Contact Information

Tania Barry
Coordinator Health and Wellbeing
5220 7111
Project Category: 
Council Plan and Budget
Health and Wellbeing
Last Updated: 
Tuesday, October 19, 2021
Project Status: 
Updated Project
The Draft Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Action Plan 2021-2025 was on public exhibition from 29 September to 19 October 2021.

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Council acknowledges the traditional Wadawurrung owners of this land. Council pays its respects to Wadawurrung Elders both past and present and extends that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People who are part of Golden Plains Shire.