Alpine Liveability Plan guides community health and wellbeing

7 January 2014

A PLAN dedicated to improving health and wellbeing across Alpine Shire communities has been adopted for implementation over the next three years.

The Alpine Liveability Plan focuses on creating environments that support wellbeing and strengthen community capacity.

Mayor Peter Roper said in a practical sense, the plan responds to positive factors of health and their application to the Alpine Shire.

“These include universally accessible open space and infrastructure, access to services, sanitation, clean air and water, active transport, community resilience and reducing disadvantage,” he said.

“Essentially, it examines how to improve wellbeing across four key areas – sustainability, opportunity, community and connectivity.

“It’s envisaged that this plan will become a key document for other organisations and government departments to form the basis of future cooperation, integration and partnerships aimed at building community health and wellbeing.”

The draft plan was placed on public exhibition for a month, attracting seven submissions.

Cr Roper said the submission had been taken into consideration in reworking to the draft into the final result.

“It’s fantastic to see people engaging with this plan and contributing their ideas,” he said.

“Thank you to those who made a submission – we encourage anyone with a passion or great idea to contribute to our documents when they are placed on public exhibition and take their opportunity to shape Council’s future direction.”

The Alpine Liveability Plan is available online at

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