Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plans
The Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan (MPHWP) is a strategic plan that sits alongside and integrates with: the corporate plan of the Council; the Council land use plan required by the Municipal Strategic Statement (MSS) and other local plans of community partners with an interest in local public health. The MPHWP outlines action to prevent or minimise public health dangers, as well as to enable people living in the municipality to achieve maximum health and wellbeing.
Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plans need to be informed by the Victorian Public Health and Wellbeing Plan 2011-2015 which provides councils with a set of strategic directions and broad priorities within which to develop their Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plans for 2013 – 2017.
Each Council’s MPHWP is developed and implemented in partnership with the community and other local organisations. Staff in the Department of Health Regional Offices play a strong role in assisting local level planning for public health and wellbeing.
Maps showing the Local Government Areas in each Department of Health Region are shown on the Department’s website.
A guide and supplementary resources are available to support planners who are undertaking municipal public health and wellbeing planning.