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Maroondah Community Health and Wellbeing Advisory Committee

The Maroondah Community Health and Wellbeing Advisory Committee provides advice to Council and informs social policy, community service delivery, advocacy and partnerships on a broad range of community health and wellbeing matters.

The Committee is one of four Council Advisory Committees that provide advice and input on social issues and support the work of Council in working towards the community vision outlined in Maroondah 2040: Our future together.

It operates in partnership with community, government and resident stakeholders on social issues, initiatives and services concerning (but not limited to): physical activity, healthy eating, obesity, gambling, mental health, emergency management and community recovery, impacts of climate change, and drugs and alcohol.

Council is now seeking expressions of interest for the  Maroondah Community Health and Wellbeing Advisory Committee

Role of the committee

The Maroondah Community Health and Wellbeing Advisory Committee exists to:

  • Advance the social policy and community wellbeing related “Key Directions” within Maroondah 2040: Our Future Together.
  • Advise Council on the development, implementation and review of the Maroondah Health and Wellbeing Plan, and associated action plans, social policies and related strategic documents. along with future municipal public health plans in accordance with the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008.
  • Establish collaborative partnerships between Council and key community stakeholders that enhance community wellbeing, promote public health and address social harms.
  • Foster and facilitate joint strategic planning to address health and wellbeing issues and meet the changing needs of the community.
  • Provide a forum that facilitates open communication, sharing of resources, and supports improved coordination of service delivery, programs and initiatives.
  • Provide input into the development of strategy, policy, partnership activities and advocacy efforts in relation to community policy issues in Maroondah.
  • Act as the peak Council advisory governance body on a broad range of social policy matters relating to community health and wellbeing.

Members

The Committee consists of:

  • three Councillors, appointed annually by Council
  • a minimum of eight representatives from local community service agency partners
  • a maximum of four community representatives. These appointments are made through an expression of interest process for a four-year term
  • Council officers to provide administrative support and technical advice.

Meetings

Meetings are held 3 to 4 times each year and are conducted in accordance with meeting procedure principles as prescribed by Maroondah City Council.

As part of their responsibilities, committee members also provide input to stakeholder engagement activities to the support the strategic activities of Council.

Maroondah Health and Wellbeing Plan 

A key role of this Committee is to advise and provide input to Council on the development, implementation and review of the Maroondah Health and Wellbeing Plan, and associated action plans, social policies and related strategic documents, along with future municipal public health plans in accordance with the Public Health Act 2008.

Terms of reference

Maroondah Community Health and Wellbeing Advisory Committee Terms of Reference  (pdf, 301KB)

Maroondah Community Health and Wellbeing Advisory Committee Terms of Reference  (docx, 282KB)

Community members expressions of interest

Applications close at 5pm, Thursday 4 February 2021

Maroondah City Council is seeking expressions of interest from community members to join this advisory committee for the next four years.

We are seeking expressions of interest from people who: 

  • currently live or work in Maroondah City Council
  • are proactively involved in local community organisations or groups that promote community wellbeing, liveability and social inclusion
  • are passionate about building a safe, healthy, active, inclusive, accessible and diverse community in Maroondah
  • have significant knowledge and experience across a range of issues, topics and interests that are considered by these committees
  • are able to assist in identifying key challenges and future opportunities to enhance community health and wellbeing, liveability and social inclusion in Maroondah
  • have well established relevant networks, affiliations and connection to the local community. 

Members will join this committee for a four-year period, commencing in March 2021. Members will be expected to attend meetings 3-4 times per year and participate in and provide input to additional stakeholder engagement activities to support the Council activities. 

 You can apply online or using a printed form:

Nominate online for committee membership

Maroondah Community Policy Advisory Committees application  (pdf, 383KB)

Maroondah Community Policy Advisory Committees application  (docx, 190KB) 

Further information

For more information contact Council’s Integrated Planning Department on 1300 88 22 33 or email maroondah@maroondah.vic.gov.au

18/12/2020
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