Local Government Policy & Strategic Approaches

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Local Government Policy &
Strategic Approaches
• Municipal City Plan/s provide overall vision
and objectives for 3 years
• Other relevant municipal policies/plans:
– Municipal Public Health Plan
• Partnerships, cross sector, based on social model of
health
• Many LGAs utilising “Environments for
Health:Promoting Heal|h & Wellbeing through
Built, Social & Natural Environments” MPHX
Planning Framework
Local Govt Policy/Strategy cont.
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Municipal Safety Plan
Open Space Strategy
Rescode & Neighbourhood Character Strategy
Access & Inclusion Policy & Plan
Environment Policy
Transport Strategy
Bicycle Strategy
Rmcreation Strategy
Cultural Strategy
Council Service Area Busine{s Plans
Banyule Encouraging Physical
Activity Working Group
• Cross sector Working Group established :
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Banyule Community Health Service
North East Valley Division of General Practice
Banyule Nillumbik Primary Care Alliance
Macleod YMCA
Council Staff - Open Space, Community Safety,
Health, Leisure & Recreation, Youth, Disability,
Older Persons Recreation,etc
Working Group Purpose & Roles
• Purpose:
– Increase levels of(physical activity in the
Banyule community
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Integrated planning & coordination
Advocacy - support to access, transport, cost
Information exchange
Good practice learning
Resource seeking & negotiation
Working Group Opportunities
• DHS Good Practice Project grant
– evaluating WG partnership quality and outcomes
– ‘road testing” Environments for Health Framework,
• Banyule Nillumbik Primary Care Alliance
Electronic Physical Activity Web-page
• G.P’s Active Script Program - initiative between
local leisure centres & General Practitioners
Working Group Challenges
• Resources & Partner Mandate/s:
– Some potential actions constrained by lack of
resources - staff time,continuity & skills.
Operating budgets already committed
– Cross sector partners with different mandates,
service targets & organisational cultures
– Complexity of information, service and funding
systems
Contact Details
Helen Clough
Health Planner
Banyule City Council
P.O Box 51
IVANHOE 3079
Ph: 03 9457 9979