Strathbogie Shire Council

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Residents urged to have their say on liveability of Shire


Monday, 5 June, 2017

How healthy would you say you are right now? Do you feel safe living in the Strathbogie Shire?

These questions and more will be asked in Council’s Liveability Survey, which asks for significant, community input into the development of the new Municipal Health and Wellbeing Plan 2017-2021.

Council is required, under the Victorian Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008, to develop a Municipal Health and Wellbeing Plan every four years.

The Liveability Plan will outline priorities for Council, in partnership with local services, to improve health outcomes for people working, studying and living in the Strathbogie Shire.

Strathbogie Shire will be working with service providers and private enterprise in the health and wellbeing sectors to help gauge community sentiment on what is needed to help our community thrive.

Maybe you might need more walking paths in your town or want more accessible infrastructure – whatever the case may be, Council encourages everyone to think about health more broadly, not only primary health issues, but also healthy eating and active living.

Council want to know your health and wellbeing values, challenges and what you think could be improved or built on in our community to make it an even better place to live.

The survey, which you will receive this week, has set questions targeted at the individual but there is an opportunity for you to make further comments if there is a health and wellbeing issue that is important to you or your community that you would like to share.

Strathbogie Shire Mayor Amanda McClaren said residents and communities may feel they have been surveyed and asked for input in a number of different areas by Council lately, however it is important to have your say in this process.

"We encourage you to share your thoughts on the liveability of your area and what could help to make it even better," she said.

Council has run successful community consultation sessions throughout the Shire and will continue to engage with relevant stakeholders and utilize the survey data to formulate the draft Liveability Plan.

The draft plan will go out for public exhibition, where there will be another opportunity for community to provide input and feedback.

The final version of the Liveability Plan will be presented to Council by the end of October.

Council will be collecting surveys up until the end of June – you can complete a hard copy version and return to Council or you can complete the survey online via Survey Monkey on Council’s website.

For more information on the Liveability Survey, contact Council at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 1800 065 993.

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