Taking action towards a healthier Manningham

6 Jul 2022
Healthy Community

Last night Manningham Council endorsed the Health and Wellbeing Action Plan 2021-2023.

The 27 actions will help ensure a healthier Manningham for our vibrant community. The seven priority areas align to our Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2021-2025.

“We have worked together with the community through the Manningham Disability, and Healthy City, Advisory Committees,” said Mayor Councillor Michelle Kleinert.

“Having our community collaborate to set these actions was a high priority. We really value the input and insight they have provided.”

Delivered over the next two years, the Action Plan will include initiatives that will carry forward in the 2023-2025 Action Plan.

Actions include:

  • Deliver initiatives to encourage positive youth mental health
  • Leverage existing sport and recreation assets to increase participation
  • Deliver and advocate for improved amenity along key pedestrian routes
  • Support responsible management of alcohol in the municipality
  • In partnership advocate, facilitate and enable actions which will prevent violence
  • Align Council functions to better support inclusion and reconciliation
  • Facilitate and provide initiatives that encourage community participation in local cultural or art activities

Several priority groups were identified during the development of the Strategy. These groups of people are at greater risk of experiencing poorer health and wellbeing outcomes across each of the areas. These groups of people are targeted by the actions and noted in the Action Plan.

“The Action Plan is designed to make meaningful impact on the health and wellbeing of our residents,” said Cr Kleinert. “We will work with partner orgwww.manningham.vic.gov.au/about-council/strategies-plans-and-policies/health-and-wellbeing-strategyanisations to deliver the actions.”

We will track the Action Plan every six months and report annually both to the Council and the Health and Wellbeing Advisory Committee.

For more information on the Strategy see manningham.vic.gov.au/about-council/strategies-plans-and-policies/health-and-wellbeing-strategy