wellbeing for all ages and abilities

Wellbeing for All Ages and Abilities

The Wellbeing for All Ages and Abilities Strategy (WAAA) 2013-2017 is a new strategy which meets the requirements of the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008 whilst streamlining Bayside’s community services planning for health and wellbeing from early childhood, through to youth, adult lives and older years.
This strategy has been developed and will be delivered in conjunction with community members, as well as the organisations that provide health, care, education, social supports and services to people of all abilities. The WAAA aligns with the goals of the Council Plan 2013-2017.

* The Ageing Well Action Plan is in development

Our progress so far...

The WAAA’s second year action plans covered the period from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015.  Actions have been undertaken by departments across the organisation as well as external partners. The annual review provides the opportunity for Council to reflect on how well the WAAA is working towards improving the health and wellbeing of the community.

Throughout 2014-2015, some key highlights across the goal areas include:

Goal 1: An engaged and supportive community

  • Ipad learner program for seniors implemented by students at Firbank Grammar, a partnership delivered by Council's Youth Services and Aged and Disability teams
  • Disability Action Plan forum held with community to review plan. Positive feedback all is on track
  • Over 630 community members accessed a successful universal parent education program
  • A family fun day was held in May 2015 at a local public housing estate engaging an estimated 40 community members

Goal 2: A healthy and active community

  • Retro fitting to improve accessibility at Black Rock Activity Centre, Gordon Street Preschool, Brighton and Hampton Senior Citizens and Beaumaris Bowls Club
  • Child and Youth Directory developed. An online directory and referral pathway to local services developed in partnership with Baysiode Medicare Local, Family Life and neighbouring local government areas. This directory has been nominated for a State Government award
  • Stress management support groups delivered at local schools by Youth Services team in August 2014
  • Council adopted the Bayside Walking Strategy 2015-2025

Goal 3: Safe and sustainable environments

  • 75 students from five local primary schools attended a forum titled 'Bayside says no to bullying'
  • Council provided two child care restraint checking days at Southland Shopping Centre with 74 Bayside resident child restraints checked all requiring adjustments
  • Implementation of Bayside foreshore risk management renewals were undertaken throughout the year, incluiding slope and path stabilisation, safety fencing and stair repairs

Related documents and information:

Other data sources:

  • Victorian Population Health Survey (VPHS)
  • Victorian Child and Adolescent Monitoring System (VCAMS)
  • Community Indicators Victoria (CIV)


Page last updated: 16 Feb 2016