Liveability, health and wellbeing

The Liveability Plan 2017-2029 focuses on the social determinants of health, or the conditions in which people are: born, learn, live, work or age.  This is also known as a community’s ‘liveability’. 
The Victorian Government sets the policy for land use planning in Victorian, with Plan Melbourne 2017 – 2050 setting the long-term vision for Melbourne’s liveability.  However, it’s the responsibility of Council to govern and implement land-use policy locally. 
By focusing on liveability, we recognise: 
  • The role of urban planning in creating environments which enhance the health and wellbeing of our community and the natural environment.   
  • Our role in advocating on behalf of the community were changes to state or federal policy need to be made.   
  • The importance of the relationship between our local land-use planning and public health planning, to ensure we achieve the best possible outcomes four our community.  
Cardinia Shire’s Liveability Plan 2017-2029 has been developed to provide a clear framework for public health planning within the Shire.  The framework outlines the common agenda and priorities that Council, partners and the community, will collectively work towards over the coming years.   

Our priorities

Supporting our community

Work undertaken by Cardinia Shire Council which aligns to the Liveability plan can be accessed on the Cardinia Living Healthy Facebook page.
The Community Wellbeing and Support Grants Program helps to establish new organisations, projects and services and fund initiatives that
  • improve residents' health and wellbeing
  • support opportunities for volunteering
  • build the capacity of community groups, projects and programs to be sustainable

Our focus 

We have committed to long-term goals, which focus on the top wellbeing priorities for our community.