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our vision

Strategy is at the heart of what we do

The Assembly is committed to innovation and learning. This requires ongoing strategic reflection that builds on the experience thus far. Our strategic plan seeks to consolidate learnings from the past three and a half years, including the recommendations of the Deloitte Evaluation.

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Where we fit

How we align to current plans

The Latrobe Health Assembly works closely with key stakeholders within community development and population health. All Health Assembly projects align to one or more of the following planning documents

Latrobe Health Assembly Strategic Plan

Latrobe Health and Wellbeing Charter

Hazelwood Mine Fire Inquiry Report

Living Well Latrobe Health and Wellbeing Plan

Victorian Public Health and Wellbeing Plan

Latrobe Health Advocate’s Statement of Intent

Latrobe Health Assembly Strategic Plan 2020 - 2025

This document reflects a shared vision and plan for the future. Accordingly, it’s creation has been a collaborative process involving direct consultation, workshopping and evidence-based research. Coordination of this process has been led by Assembly staff and informed by The Latrobe Health and Wellbeing Charter, as well as guiding documents and key stakeholders.

The Assembly staff have conducted evidence-based research to help inform its strategic objectives. This work has included review of academic literature, as well as revising key guiding documents to ensure that the Assembly’s operating model continues to align to the zone’s shared priorities and principles.

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Latrobe Health and Wellbeing Charter

The Latrobe Health and Wellbeing Charter defines the values and guiding principles of the Latrobe Health Innovation Zone.

The Charter was written in collaboration with Latrobe Valley communities and organisations dedicated to improving health and wellbeing in the Latrobe Health Innovation Zone. It is a living document and may change over time to reflect the changing needs and priorities of Latrobe Valley communities.

The Latrobe Health Innovation Zone consists of the Latrobe City local government area. Within this zone, action is inspired by the Charter’s values and principles.

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Hazelwood Mine fire inquiry - Victorian Government response and actions

The Government has committed to implementing, in full, all recommendations and affirmations of the 2014 and 2015/16 Inquiry Reports. It has committed over $80 million to do so and improve the lives of the Latrobe Valley community.

Hazelwood Mine Fire Inquiry: Victorian Government Implementation Plan:

This plan was tabled in the Victorian Parliament on 21 June 2016. It is the Government’s response to the Inquiry Reports.

It sets out 246 actions to implement, by 2020, all recommendations and affirmations from the 2014 and 2015/16 Inquiry Reports.

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Living Well Latrobe Health and Wellbeing Plan

Living Well Latrobe is Latrobe City Council’s Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan (MPHWP) 2017-2021, adopted on 23 October 2017.

Latrobe City council conducted a Community Engagement between May-July 2017 to understand what makes us happy and healthy. This included surveys, workshops and conversation cafes with our community to share the results and further understand ways to improve our health and wellbeing. 

The Draft Plan was developed from this feedback which highlighted the main focus areas and in September – October 2017 a community consultation was completed to gain further feedback from our community. From this Living Well Latrobe Health and Wellbeing Plan 2017-21 was created.

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Victorian public health and wellbeing plan 2019–2023

It is a requirement of Victoria’s Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008 to produce a plan every four years. In this plan we set out a comprehensive approach to deliver improved public health and wellbeing outcomes for all Victorians.

Informed by extensive community consultation, the plan balances a need to narrow focus to drive coordinated action while supporting local innovation.

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Latrobe Health Advocate Statement of Intent 2020/2021

In May 2018, Jane Anderson was appointed by the Minister for Health, to the role of Latrobe Health Advocate. Reporting directly to the Minister, Jane’s role is to provide independent advice to the Victorian Government on behalf of Latrobe Valley communities on system and policy issues affecting their health and wellbeing.

Jane brings a wealth of experience to the role of Latrobe Health Advocate, having lived and worked in the Latrobe Valley for 20 years. She worked in Morwell throughout the time of the Hazelwood Mine fire and supported the community’s recovery.

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Do you have a concept that could improve the health and wellbeing of Latrobe?

We are always seeking innovative concepts from community. You don’t need to be an expert, just someone with a creative solution to a problem. If that’s you, click the link below and send us your concept.