Community input needed for York’s Health and Wellbeing Plan

Published on Thursday, 3 March 2022 at 9:53:06 AM

The Shire of York is opening consultation to all community members to identify challenges and strategies to provide healthier lifestyle opportunities and environments for our residents.

The objective of a Health and Wellbeing Plan is to maximise community health and wellbeing, and we need your input for this happen.

We would like to thank those who have already worked with us to develop a bespoke survey tailored for our community.

The survey will gather local information that will make sure the plan supports and encourages a healthy community, assists people to live healthier lifestyles, be physically active and feel more socially engaged. The Plan needs to be supported by everyone in the community where individuals, groups and support agencies can work together to influence the health and wellbeing of our whole community.

The survey will take approximately six minutes and is available online here and through the Shire’s social media pages and website.

Alternatively, hard copies of the survey are available at the Shire Administration Building, York Pharmacy, Howick Street Surgery, York Post Office, York Newsagency, York Recreation Centre, York Swimming Pool and York IGA.  Please return your completed survey to the Shire office or to the drop off box at the IGA.

The survey is now live and closes on Friday 29 April 2022.

CEO Chris Linnell said “All local governments must develop a Public Health Plan that accurately reflects their individual community circumstances. York has some challenges due to distance and access to services, however we have an abundance of public open space that encourages us to lead a more active lifestyle.  We are asking the community to engage with us during the consultation period to help identify opportunities for improved long-term health outcomes for all”.

Anyone seeking further information should contact George Johnson, Environmental Health Officer at the Shire by email or by phoning 9641 0500.

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