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Funded by the Department of Health, the Health and Wellbeing Team has a commitment to working in partnership to enhance and promote the overall health and wellbeing of individuals and communities across Golden Plains Shire.  

The key priorities for the Health and Wellbeing Team include:  

  • Healthy eating and active living 
  • Access to local health and community services  
  • Healthy and sustainable environments 
  • Connected communties 
  • Family violence and gender equity  

Learn about Health and Wellbeing services:

  • Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan

  • Healthy Eating and Active Living (HEAL) Grants

  • Community Walking Groups

  • Walk to School

  • Take the Lead - Women' Leadership in Sport 

  • Connecting with Community 


 Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan

Our Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan and Wellbeing Action Plan 2017-2021 sets the overarching framework for all of the policies and partnerships that must be in place if people in the Shire are to enjoy good physical and mental health in great communities.  For more information click here.

 


Healthy Eating and Active Living (HEAL) Grants 

Healthy Eating and Active Living’ grants were launched in 2018, and are available for community groups to apply for all year round.

EAT WELL!’ AND ‘BE ACTIVE!’

There are two different funding categories which groups can apply for, ‘Eat well! and ‘Be active!’.

The  ‘Eat well’ category includes a wide range of initiatives which contribute to promoting healthy eating and drinks, such as increasing intake of fruits, vegetables and water. 

‘Be active’ activities encourage community members to be active and get moving, such as initiatives focusing on moving more and being physical activity. Program may focus on regular physical activity (walking or exercise programs), as well as sporting programs, gardening groups, and outdoor activities.

For more information on our HEAL grants, click here


 Community Walking Groups

There is a number of walking groups across the Shire led by community volunteers.To find out more and join your local walking group contact the walk leaders listed below.

Township Day Time Location Contact
Bannockburn Tuesday 10.00am Meet at Shire Hall Gail  0400520874
Berringa Tuesday 9.30am Meet at Community Hall Dianne 53422250
Dereel Tuesday 8.30am Meet at Community Centre

Lucy 53461521

Inverleigh Thursday 10.00am Meet at Sonny Cafe Jen 52671200
Linton Wednesday 9.00am Meet at Rotunda near takeaway Sharon 53447500 Barbara 53447280
Rokewood Tuesday 9.00am Meet at Hesse Health Jen 52671200
Smythesdale Thursday 10.00am Meet at The Well Justine 5321150

 

Trailblazer Walks

The Golden Plains Shire Health & Wellbeing Team lead monthly walks along paths and trails in Golden Plains and surrounding areas.  Walks are 5 to 6km in length and all fitness levels are welcome as a support vehicle is on hand with pick up points along the walks. Bring along water, snacks, any important medication and wear suitable clothing.  To find out more contact Customer Service (03) 5220 7111 or enquiries@gplains.vic.gov.au

A group at the Heart Foundation walk.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Walk to School

Children walking to school

Every October VicHealth's Walk to School program encourages Victorian Primary School kids to walk, ride or scoot to and from school. The aim of the program is to encourage students and their families to consider ways they can incoporate walking, riding or scooting to school into their regular routine. It's a great way to help students learn healthy habits and achieve the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity every day. To find out more about Walk to School in 2019  ​https://www.walktoschool.vic.gov.au/


 Take the Lead - Women's Leadership in Sport

The Golden Plains Rural Women’s Network in partnership with council were successful in applying for a $5,000 ‘Change Our Game Community Activation grant’ from Sport and Recreation Victoria.

Funding is being utilised to develop and deliver programs and resources, which will build the capacity, skills and confidence of women to undertake leadership roles within sport and recreation clubs.

Three case studies have been developed with four local women taking on leadership roles within their club, case studies focus on governance, coaching and increasing participation.

Case Study 1 - Participation at any age

Case Study 2 - Leadership and Governance at a local level

Case Study 3 - A Coach's job is not only on the field


 Connecting with Community

Our Community Centres offer a range of opportunities for community to connect and participate in health and wellbeing programs, cultural activities and further education.

Northern Community Centre, Haddon  

396 Sago Hill Rd, Haddon. Ph. 5342 7000  

The Well - Smythesdale Business, Health and Community Hub 

19 Heales St, Smythesdale. Ph. 5321 1500 

Dereel Community Centre  

Swamp Rd, Dereel.  

Bannockburn Cultural Centre 

27 High St, Bannockburn. Ph. 5220 7260 

For information about the current activities and services offered at these community centres please contact using the phone numbers above.   


 Find out more 

For additional information on any of the activities or services provided,  please contact the Health and Wellbeing Team Leader.
Follow the links below to find out more about the agencies involved in the partnership: 

 

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Page Last Updated:

Thursday, 11 April 2019 - 10:23am

 

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.