Stage 2

The Draft Health and Wellbeing Plan 2021-2025 (Draft Plan) sets the direction for how Council can support the health and wellbeing of communities across the Yarra Ranges.

The Draft Plan meets the requirements of the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008 and outlines Council's seven priority areas to improve health and wellbeing (see below). The Draft Plan has been informed by community input from Stage 1 (May-June 2021) together with contributions from local service providers and agencies, local health indicators and best practice approaches for local governments, for improving health and wellbeing.

Stage 2 is the next and final opportunity to tell us if we have missed anything and for to have your say.

Check out our Health and Wellbeing Priorities and Goals

Before you add your ideas to the feedback wall below - take a look through the tabs for an overview of the seven priority health issues and related goals - the future we hope to see for our community.
  • 1. Respond to public health impacts of emergencies

    Communities in Yarra Ranges recover from Covid 19 and other emergencies and restore social connections, mental and physical health and wellbeing, thriving local places and economies, and access to services and resources needed.

  • 2.Tackle climate change and its impacts on health

    People and businesses in Yarra Ranges are resilient, prepared, and able to adapt and protect against the potential health impacts of climate change.

  • 3. Increase healthy eating

    People in Yarra Ranges have the capacity to consume healthy food, built on a sustainable food system that provides access to healthy, affordable food for all.

  • 4. Increase active living

    People in Yarra Ranges have capacity to walk and be physically active through accessible footpaths, trails, parks, play spaces and an inclusive culture that supports participation in all forms of physical activity.

  • 5. Improve mental wellbeing and social connection

    People in Yarra Ranges have good mental wellbeing through strong community connections, family supports and ease of access to mental health services.

  • 6. Prevent violence against women and children

    Women and children in Yarra Ranges live free from abuse and violence through a culture of gender equity and respect

  • 7. Reduce harmful alcohol and drug use

    People in Yarra Ranges are safe from the harmful effects of alcohol and other drugs - particularly from alcohol and tobacco, through preventing uptake and support for sake alcohol use.

Did we miss anything?

After reading the Draft Plan, feel free to leave us a post-it note with any of your ideas, suggestions or comments. If your suggestion is specific to a particular priority, don't forget to add a category to it from the drop-down menu. You can also support or disagree with someone else's idea using the thumbs up or down.

27 August, 2021

Michella says:

“I appreciate the time and effort made to focus on all aspects of health and wellbeing, brining a range of concepts to the forefront. Thanks ”

21 August, 2021

Robert says:

“I am concerned for local businesses caused by lockdowns. The compensation is inadequate. some business have more problem than others.”

21 August, 2021

Robert says:

“Well done shire on your branch collection after the storm. Credit where credit is due.”

21 August, 2021

Robert says:

“How many fire Royal commissions have we had - the only change is air craft. Time for a re think get new blood new ideas. It's not working”

21 August, 2021

Robert says:

“in the fires that got to 500 m from Coldstream village. People did not know of the danger sitting home in lounge. Bring back the siren”

21 August, 2021

Robert says:

“emergency.vic.gov.au. Is a website every one should know about especially during fire danger periods. All bushfire details are on it.”

21 August, 2021

Kids rule says:

“There are some roads where people are parked both sides of the road. If a fire truck needed to drive on the road could they.”

21 August, 2021

Kids rule says:

“Has any pub in the shire lost their licence due to over serving customers. Who checks if pubs are serving drunks.”

21 August, 2021

Kids rule says:

“We have the one punch law. If the victim lives suspended sentence. If die 10 years jail. To me the sentence depends on how good doc is.”

21 August, 2021

Kids rule says:

“Cont. people reduce car travel. Don't have motor on when picking up kids, put extra cloths on in winter . It's all on the web”

21 August, 2021

Kids rule says:

“Climate change is a world wide problem, every one must work together. Every country, every level of government, every business & person”

21 August, 2021

Kids rule says:

“Example . single mum has 5 kids, she works from home and trying to teach the 6 year old twins to read, 10 and 13 and one is year 12.”

Stage 1

Improving the health and wellbeing of our community is everyone’s business and through partnerships, working together and community involvement we can achieve good health and wellbeing.

We're currently developing a new Health and Wellbeing Plan to support Council’s aim of creating a connected and healthy community. Council has looked at the health data for Yarra Ranges and the Victorian Government's health and wellbeing priorities and drafted seven priority areas.

This survey is a chance to help us understand the importance of the draft priorities to you, as someone who lives, works or plays in Yarra Ranges.

The full survey ('Share your feedback' button, at the top of the page) should take no more than 20 minutes.

If you complete the full survey, you will be invited to submit your details on a separate form to go into a prize draw. The prizes are one of five $100 vouchers, from a health and wellbeing service in your community. Vouchers may include a local fruit and vegetable delivery, community house classes, swim/gym passes, or a local tourist attraction. Winners will be notified after the survey has closed, to confirm the most appropriate local voucher.

If you would like to contribute to the plan but don't have time for the full survey, please add you votes to the activity below. You will not be eligible to enter the prize draw.

If you would like any additional information about the survey, please contact:

  • Chris Riseley, Coordinator Health Promotion
  • 9294 6123
  • c.riseley@yarraranges.vic.gov.au


Project updates

Which priorities should Council focus on?

Closed
Activity closed 10/06/2021 at 11:59 PM
Vote on the priorities most important to you. You have 5 votes and can put them against as many or as few priorities as you like. Don't forget to also complete the full survey to go into the prize draw.
Your remaining points:

Responding to public health emergencies

1 pts

Responding to public health emergencies

  82 Votes (13%)

Tackle climate change and its impact on health

1 pts

Tackle climate change and its impact on health

  98 Votes (15%)

Increase healthy eating

1 pts

Increase healthy eating

  77 Votes (12%)

Increase active living

1 pts

Increase active living

  108 Votes (17%)

Improve mental wellbeing and social connection

1 pts

Improve mental wellbeing and social connection

  120 Votes (19%)

Reduce harmful alcohol and drug use

1 pts

Reduce harmful alcohol and drug use

  57 Votes (9%)

Promote gender equality to prevent violence against women and children

1 pts

Promote gender equality to prevent violence against women and children

  101 Votes (16%)

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