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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, tell us about your concept below.

Aligning your project concept to our regional planning strategies

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 & Wellbeing Charter

Hazelwood Mine Fire Inquiry Report

Living Well Latrobe Health & Wellbeing Plan

Victorian Public Health & Wellbeing Plan

Latrobe Health Advocate 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.


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.


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.


Living Well Latrobe Health and Wellbeing Plan

Living Well Latrobe is Latrobe City Council’s Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan (MPHWP) 2021-2025, adopted on 7 March 2022.

Living Well Latrobe is a four year plan that describes how Latrobe City Council will work with the community and our partners to maintain and improve everyone’s health and wellbeing in our community.

Community and health partner engagement has informed the development of Living Well Latrobe. The plan incorporates the aspirations of our community identified through the Your Latrobe engagement in 2021, as well as the priorities identified by our health partners. 

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Victorian public health and wellbeing plan 2023 - 2027

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.


Latrobe Health Advocate Statement of Intent 2021/2022

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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    Mental Health

    We are committed to fostering and maintaining good mental health in Latrobe. This includes, but is not limited to, projects helping people to receive better care, support and community understanding for their mental health issues.

    Early Childhood Learning & Development

    We are committed to providing all children in Latrobe with a strong start to life. This includes, but is not limited to, projects related to early childhood development, equity, education and overall wellbeing.

    Active Living

    We are committed to encouraging and enabling healthy, active lifestyles in Latrobe. This includes, but is not limited to, projects relating to physical activity, food security, nutrition and related service provision.

    Community Connectedness & Vulnerability

    We are committed to creating opportunities for everyone in Latrobe to connect and participate. This includes, but is not limited to, activities focussed on social connection, pride of place, marginalised communities, accessibility, inclusion and safety.

    Please provide a brief summary of the proposed project. Include what your idea is and who it would benefit.

    Please provide relevant background to the project. Why is this project needed? Include stats and referencing of sources where appropriate. What else is currently out there and where are the gaps? How does this project align with the Assembly’s strategic priorities?

    Please outline how the purpose of the project breaks down into individual objectives. This should capture the specific, measurable results expected upon project completion.

    Please provide an indication of how long you see the project taking/running for. If you have a project timeline, please include this here too.

    Please summarise the estimated project budget required (if known).

    Please include a list of all known financial partners and non-financial partners of this project. Please include any potential grant opportunities as Financial Partners.