Council has noted the
Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan 2018-2022 first annual report, which
has outlined our achievements towards improving the health and wellbeing
of Greater Geelong residents.
The four goals of the plan
- support social connection to improve mental health
- increase participation
in physical activity
- improve access to safe and healthy local environments, services
and food and
- increase community safety and prevent violence and injury.
The annual report highlights
a number of accomplishments during the first year of implementation, including:
- the adoption of the
Ba-gurrk Gender Equity Framework, which addresses gender equity as a governance,
community and organisational issue
- a total of 26,600
young people attended 960 youth programs aimed at improving social and
- the Delivered
Meals Program provided 48,000 meals to elderly or vulnerable members of the
- the Leisure
Services ‘LiveWell program’ serviced over 1200 members aged over 55 years each
week through group-based strength training sessions.
The plan’s second year of
implementation will focus on understanding and capturing the impact of our work and demonstrating our organisation’s level of influence on
community health and wellbeing.
This will inform our approach to the next version of the plan, for which planning will begin in late
Councillor Kylie Grzybek – Deputy Mayor and Chair – Community Health and Safety portfolio
City takes the health and safety of the community seriously. Every Greater
Geelong resident has the right to feel safe and have easy access to services.
pleased the initiatives from the plan have increased awareness, access and
promotion of healthy options and lifestyles. As a parent, I’m proud to see the
availability of sugary drinks is being reduced at City-owned venues.
plan is a good start in trying to change ingrained habits in our community and
these successful projects will form a road map for the second year of