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Local Government Community Health and Well Being Project

Local Government plays a key role in providing for the health and wellbeing of Tasmanian communities.  This  three-year  project supports councils in this role by informing and inspiring local strategic planning and actions for health and wellbeing.

About the Project.

Community Health and Wellbeing Plan Resources

A Community Health and Wellbeing Plan is a great way to identify community needs and developing a plan for addressing them.  Here are a range of documents that may be useful for councils considering developing a Community Health and Wellbeing Plan. 

Examples of Health and Wellbeing Plans from Tasmanian councils

Central Coast Council

Clarence City Council

Glenorchy City Council

Huon Valley Council

Kentish Council

Tracey Bradley from Waratah-Wynyard and Circular Head Council describes the development of their Community Health and Wellbeing Plan.

Tracey describes the practical steps in developing a plan focussed directly on making positive differences to people in the local community. The process she outlines ensures that the plan is a living document identifying the most important issues and actions tailored to specific communities.   


Victorian Resources

Victorian Councils are required to develop Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan. The Victorian Department of Health created this guide outlining the process for developing a plan. Part two of the document provides useful steps that could be used by Tasmanian councils.

Victorian Guide to municipal public health and wellbeing planning

VicHealth developed a series of Local Government action guides which may also be useful in developing a Community Health and Wellbeing Plan.

Reducing harm from alcohol 

Supporting healthy eating 

Improving mental wellbeing 

Increasing participation in physical activity and reducing sedentary behaviour 

Gender equality and respectful relationships

Preventing tobacco use 


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