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Our plan for health and wellbeing in Bayside

Our Wellbeing for All Ages and Abilities Strategy 2017-2021 outlines the health and wellbeing priorities for Bayside City Council over the next 4 years. The strategy builds upon strengths from the previous plan and is a key strategic planning tool to maintain and improve public health and wellbeing at a local community level.

What are the goals of the strategy?

The Wellbeing for All Ages and Abilities Strategy 2017-2021 reflects the views of the community and how we can best support improved wellbeing within Bayside. This strategy meets the requirements of the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008 whilst streamlining community services planning for health and wellbeing from early childhood, through to youth, adult lives and older years.

The strategy outlines 3 goals and 12 objectives:

Goal 1: an engaged and supportive community

  • Objective 1.1 improve mental health and resilience.
  • Objective 1.2 support opportunities that build social networks and community connections.
  • Objective 1.3 strengthen volunteerism.
  • Objective 1.4 improve access to affordable, appropriate and inclusive services.

Goal 2: a healthy and active community

  • Objective 2.1 increase physical activity opportunities.
  • Objective 2.2 increase healthy eating.
  • Objective 2.3 increase participation in health assessments and self-care.

Goal 3: safe and sustainable environments

  • Objective 3.1 reduce family violence.
  • Objective 3.2 reduce consumption of alcohol and other drugs.
  • Objective 3.3 improve community safety.
  • Objective 3.4 improve environmental sustainability.
  • Objective 3.5 improve community resilience to extreme weather events.

The full version of the Wellbeing for All Ages and Abilities Strategy can be downloaded below.

How will we implement the strategy?

Four action plans have been developed to support the implementation of the Wellbeing for All Ages and Abilities Strategy. Each action plan documents the activities Bayside City Council, and its partners will undertake to achieve the 3 goals and 12 objectives of the Wellbeing for All Ages and Abilities Strategy. Underpinning values such as diversity, gender equity, inclusion and disability are reflected in each plan. Not all action plans have activities aligned with each objective. Activities are based on community need and a targeted approach when necessary.

The 4 action plans include:

What have we achieved so far?

Highlights of the activities achieved in in the last 3 years are captured below. 

Health and wellbeing profile

The City of Bayside Health and Wellbeing Profile 2017-2021 has now been released and is available for public viewing.

Did you know?

  • The population of Bayside was 101,321 in 2015.
  • 76% of Bayside respondents rated their mental health as either very good or excellent.
  • Bayside adult males are ranked #1 for being overweight in Victoria
  • 40% of residents are at risk of short-term harm from alcohol.
  • 615 cases of family violence were reported in Bayside in 2015-16.

Community consultation

The Community Engagement Report has now been released and is available for public viewing. This report provides an exploration of health and wellbeing priorities identified by the Bayside Community during January - March 2017.

We thank you for your time and appreciate all the feedback which was provided during the consultation period.

Do you have a question about the Wellbeing for All Ages and Abilities Strategy?

Please contact Lauren Waycott from 8.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday on:


(03) 9599 4686 


Mums and toddlers attending maternal and Child health information session