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Council adopts Maroondah Liveability Wellbeing and Resilience Strategy 2021-2031

Published on 21 October 2021
  • Community
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  • Health and wellbeing
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Council has this week adopted the Maroondah Liveability Wellbeing and Resilience Strategy 2021-2031which outlines its commitment to improving the health and wellbeing of all Maroondah residents over the next 10 years.

Mayor of Maroondah, Cr Kylie Spears, said the Strategy would provide a long-term direction for Council and covered key actions to improve the health and wellbeing of the Maroondah community.

“Over the past two years, Council has been working towards developing a long-term strategy to shape the future liveability, wellbeing and resilience of the Maroondah community,” Cr Spears said.

“This has involved undertaking significant research and engagement with the Maroondah community to see where Council should focus its efforts to achieve the greatest impact on community health, wellbeing, liveability and resilience,” she said.

“The outcome is a strategy that focuses on key areas of living in Maroondah, such as embracing diversity, promoting social inclusion, creating safe neighbourhoods, and encouraging both physical and mental wellbeing,” Cr Spears added.

The newly adopted Strategy will be supplemented by a sequence of two-year action plans, including those with a focus on health and wellbeing, disability, and positive ageing, as well as building on Council’s COVID-19 Recovery Plan adopted earlier this year.

“On behalf of Council, I’d like to acknowledge the invaluable contributions made by the many members of our community and local service agencies in helping to develop this important document. The implementation of this strategy and associated action plans will ensure Council continues it’s important role in promoting healthy communities,” Cr Spears added.

In response to the changing dynamic and emerging needs arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, Council will review action plans related to health and wellbeing every two years. Findings from the Australian Government 2021 Census of Population and Housing will also be incorporated into future reviews of this strategy.

Council will report to the community on progress made towards Strategy implementation on an annual basis.

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