Consultation Closed - Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan

  • Project typeCommunity Consultation
  • Project scheduleThis consultation opportunity closed on Thursday 2 September 2021

Baw Baw’s Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan(PDF, 2MB) guides Council’s statutory responsibility for improving the health and wellbeing of the community. The Plan describes how Council will fulfill its obligations of service provision, good governance, advocacy, regulation, and capacity building. 

The Plan focuses on four priority areas; 

  • Active Living, 

  • Healthy Eating, 

  • Mental Wellbeing,

  • Gender Equity and Prevention of Family Violence. 

Each priority area has a goal and a set of strategies identified to help Baw Baw Shire's Health Promotion funded organisations, community organisations and Council deliver initiatives to achieve the health or wellbeing goal.

This consultation opportunity closed on Thursday 2 September 2021


This year, Council facilitated one of the most significant and thorough community consultation processes in our history. It was in service to the creation of a new Community Vision for Baw Baw Shire.  

This vision articulates what our community collectively values and sees as the guiding priorities for our future. The vision and it's fundamental pillars, sustainable, healthy and thriving, will serve as the foundation of all Council activities and services.

These pillars were incorporated into the development of the draft Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan, its priorities, goals and the strategies for achieving them, to help make sure the future of Baw Baw is a one of healthy and well people living in safe, connected and healthy environments.

To make sure this plan is right for everyone, we encourage you to view the draft Plan and tell us your feedback.

Partners in developing the Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan

Council’s Healthy Baw Baw Advisory Committee and several key service delivery partners have assisted in the preparation of this plan. 

Council’s Advisory Committee is supported by the following organisations: 

  • Victoria Police 
  • The Department of Families Fairness and Housing 
  • Central West Gippsland Primary Care Partnership 
  • West Gippsland Healthcare Group 
  • Quantum Support Services 
  • Gippsport 
  • Gippsland Primary Health Network 

Other partners include: 

  • Baw Baw Food Movement 
  • Baw Baw Emergency Food Relief Network 
  • Food Security Strategic Planning Working Group 
  • Baw Baw Our Watch Our Issue network 
  • Gippsland Women’s Health 
  • YMCA 

What's involved in the consultation process?

Phase 4 – Public exhibition of the draft Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan (now closed)

Community consultation on the draft Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan is now closed.

We asked the community to review this document to ensure our it meets the needs of our community now and into the future. 

This consultation opportunity was open until Thursday 2 September 2021.

Phase 3 – Healthy Baw Baw Advisory Committee – Draft Development (June 2021)

Following the Local Health Prevention Stakeholder Workshop, the Healthy Baw Baw Advisory Committee used developed and refined the set of goals for each priority area, and identified the strategies to achieve them. 

Phase 2 – Local Health Prevention Stakeholder Workshop (May 2021)

A workshop was held with our partners, where the priority areas for the Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan were identified.

Phase 1 - Community Vision Consultation (February - May 2021)

Extensive community consultation has been undertaken to develop the Baw Baw Shire Community Vision, which in turn has directly informed the draft Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan.

For full details of the Community Vision consultation, please visit the Community Vision project page

What happens next?

Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback. Your thoughts and ideas are highly valued and will ultimately form part of Council’s decision making process.

Council Officers will consolidate comments and feedback and consider all submissions to assist in making further recommendations to Council. 

Contact us

Have questions? We’re here to help! For questions about the Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan please contact Council’s Social and Community Planning team on 5624 2411 or by email at