Community Health and Wellbeing

Being Healthy in Baw Baw

Being Healthy in Baw Baw is our Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan 2013-17 (the Plan) and was adopted by Council at their meeting on the 11 December 2013. The purpose of the Plan is to show how Baw Baw Shire Council will work to create a local community in which people can achieve maximum health, wellbeing and resilience over the next four years.

The plan fulfils the requirement of the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008 that all Victorian councils prepare and adopt a Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan within 12 months of council elections.

The plan was developed after extensive consultation with residents, service providers, other organisations and council staff, and reflects the priorities of the Victorian Public Health and Wellbeing Plan.    

Being Healthy in Baw Baw relates to the Council Plan 2013 – 2017, by working towards creating communities which are dynamic, vibrant and inclusive; and enhancing community quality of life.

Strategic Objectives

  1. Develop a more inclusive community
  2. Improve Aboriginal health and wellbeing
  3. Improve social connections
  4. Enable more accessible services
  5. Support community through different life stages
  6. Protect public health
  7. Reduce violence
  8. Reduce harm from tobacco, alcohol and drugs
  9. Lead initiatives that build a local, healthy, accessible food system
  10. Increase physical activity
  11. Create healthier environments

To join the community discussion, connect with Being Healthy in Baw Baw on Facebook.

Download a copy of the Baw Baw Public Health and Wellbeing Plan 2013-17 at A-Z Policies and Documents

For more information, email the Social and Community Planner or give them a call on 5624 2411.