Public Health Planning

In March 2023, Council adopted the Town’s first ever Public Health Plan (PHP); building on the broad direction provided by the State Public Health Plan for Western Australia and providing a framework for improving the health and wellbeing of the community.

The purpose of the PHP is to promote, protect and improve the health and wellbeing of all residents in the Town and to support the community to enable good health and wellbeing through various stages of life and across a range of identified health issues. The development of the PHP included the collation and examination of local health data, and the identification of the public health and wellbeing needs of the community. It involved consultation across service areas of the Town, the community and other key external stakeholders. Through this process, health risk areas in the community were identified which were grouped into five key priority areas; Active and Healthy Lifestyles, Social Wellbeing and Community Connections, Health Promotion and Advocacy, Built and Physical Environment; and Regulation and Protection. The document includes a series of strategies and actions for each of the priority areas, aimed at creating a physical, social, economic and cultural environment that supports and promotes health and wellbeing.

A copy of the adopted PHP can be found here:

Public Health Plan