Our approach to liveability, health and wellbeing
About the Liveability Plan
Council has a responsibility under the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008 to:
- protect, improve and promote public health within the municipality
- develop a public health and wellbeing plan.
Our Liveability Plan
Our public health and wellbeing plan is Cardinia Shire’s Liveability Plan 2017-29. It aims to improve the conditions in which people in Cardinia Shire are born, live, learn, work, play and age.
Our 7 long-term health and wellbeing priorities
- Improve mental health and wellbeing
- Improve social cohesion
- Improve safety
- Reduce family violence
- Reduce obesity
- Reduce financial vulnerability
- Reduce harm from tobacco, alcohol, drugs and gambling
How we're working towards these priorities
We're working on these 7 priorities by putting in place and supporting initiatives in these areas.
Ensuring Cardinia Shire is a healthy, liveable community is everyone’s business. It takes a sustained, coordinated effort and shared responsibility to create impact. Council facilitates the Liveability Partnership Steering Group to oversee the development, delivery and evaluation of the Liveability Plan.
Organisations represented on the Liveability Partnership Steering Group include:
- Aligned Leisure
- Casey Cardinia Libraries
- Department of Education and Training
- Department of Health and Human Services
- Healthy Liveable Cities Group, Centre for Urban Research, RMIT University
- Kooweerup Regional Health Service
- Monash Health Community
- South East Water
- South Eastern Consortium of Alcohol and Drug Agencies
- South East Local Learning and Employment Network
- Southern Migrant & Refugee Centre
- Sustain: The Australian Food Network
- Victoria Police
- Women's Health in the South East