The City acknowledges that health is impacted by a variety of determinants, which not only focus on individual behaviour, but the social, economic, built and natural environments that we live, work and play in.
The City's first Health and Wellbeing Plan was developed through an extensive review of local health data and information, and consultation with residents, public health organisations and staff.
The health priority issues that are addressed within the Plan are:
- Preventing obesity
- Food security and access to quality fruit and vegetables
- Reducing alcohol related harm
- Advocating for better transport links
- Promoting mental health
- Creation of shade in public places
- Improving access to physical activity opportunities for all
- Promoting smoke free environments
- Environmental health protection.
For each of the identified priority health issues, a number of strategies have been proposed under the broad priority areas of Environmental Health Protection, Chronic Disease Prevention, and Enhanced Community Lifestyle.
The City recognises that many factors affecting health fall outside the scope of local government, therefore partnerships have been established with relevant external agencies that also influence the health and wellbeing of residents.
Public Health Plan 2021
The City of Armadale has commenced the process to begin the development of the City’s second Public Health Plan with the aim to have a completed plan by August 2021.
The City of Armadale will consult with the community and stakeholders as well as use data and research to prepare and deliver a new Public Health Plan for the community.
The City’s second Public Health Plan will be guided by the WA Department of Health’s State Public Health Plan for Western Australia: Objectives and Policy Priorities for 2019 – 2024 (State Public Health Plan). The plan aims to guide State and Local Governments and other partners in public health to work together and contribute towards influencing the health and wellbeing of all Western Australians. This plan coincides with an amendment (Part 5) to the Public Health Act 2016, to make public health plans mandatory for every local government in WA. In the future, Part 5 of the Public Health Act 2016 will be legislated and, it will support and drive ongoing improvements to the health and wellbeing of local communities.
For more information on the State Public Health Plan, visit: https://ww2.health.wa.gov.au/Improving-WA-Health/Public-health/Public-Health-Act/State-public-health-plan
The Public Health Plan is currently in the:
Data Collation Phase (December 2020 - March 2021)
The City of Armadale are currently consulting with community to determine what the community’s health and wellbeing concerns and issues are. Information received will support the City’s Public Health Plan, where actions that support and/or address health and wellbeing issues will be prioritised.
The Public Health Act 2016 requires all local governments to develop a local Public Health Plan. A Public Health Plan outlines actions to improve community health and wellbeing.
Local governments contribute to community health and wellbeing in many ways such as maintaining walking and cycling paths, managing health programs, and, ensuring safe food is provided.
This survey aims to provide better quality information to determine what the community’s health and wellbeing concerns and issues are. Information received will support the City’s Public Health Plan, where actions that support and/or address health and wellbeing issues will be prioritised.
The Community Health and Wellbeing Survey has now closed. The winners of the survey prizes will be drawn and announced shortly.
The Terms and Conditions for the Community Health and Wellbeing Survey are available below.
If you require more information, please contact the City of Armadale at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 08 9394 5000.