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Regional Public Health and Wellbeing Plan

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With the introduction of the South Australia Public Health Act 2011, Councils are now required to develop and maintain a Regional Public Health Plan that is consistent with the State Public Health Plan and responds to the public health challenges Councils face in their local area.

The Rural City of Murray Bridge has joined forces with the other 7 Councils in the Murraylands and Riverlands region to develop the Murraylands and Riverland Local Government Association Regional Public Health and Wellbeing Plan. This plan identifies key partnerships with various agencies, existing work already being done in our region and areas where improvement is needed to address any public health deficiencies.

It is important to note that public health does not just relate to the provisions of medical services but it also includes things such as:

  • strong Environmental Health programs like immunisation services, mosquito control, food safety and effective wastewater management
  • provision of infrastructure that allows residents to be physical such as walking paths, playgrounds, recreation facilities and well designed, shaded outdoor areas
  • have access to healthier food choices and safe drinking water
  • to ensure that everyone has access to services that promote health and wellbeing such as mental health services and education.
  • Improving community resilience to the impacts of climate change.

 

Council’s Regional Public Health and Wellbeing Plan can be found here.

If you want to know more about the State Government’s Health plan, it can be found here. 

Contact

Customer Service 08 8539 1100

council@murraybridge.sa.gov.au

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