Whyalla City Council Public Health Plan

9th May 2022
Whyalla City Council Public Health Plan has been released for consultation.


Whyalla City Council Public Health Plan

Whyalla City Council’s Public Health Plan has been released for consultation, helping ensure it reflects the needs of the community.

The plan aims to assess the public health issues facing Whyalla and to develop effective strategies to address these issues, in line with strategies outlined by the State Government.

“This plan is critical in building a stronger community and healthier environment; protecting against public and environmental health risks; responding to climate change; preventing chronic disease, communicable disease, and injury; and strengthening the systems that support public health and wellbeing in our city,” Mayor Clare McLaughlin said.

“Health is an integral aspect of any community, so we look forward to working with the various community organisations and groups, as well as State and Federal Government Departments, to make an impact on improving health outcomes for our great city.”

The plan contains a number of key themes that represent the key community priorities. Through these, council aims to ensure that:

  • Our city is accessible and culturally inclusive, where residents feel safe, healthy and connected
  • People in our community feel connected and can access support, services, activities, facilities and information when needed
  • People are using the parks, open spaces and services to live active and healthy lifestyles
  • The community is protected from public health risks; our natural and built assets are being maintained; and sustainability is integral in our programs and decision-making processes

“This plan will be a key part of our strategic direction and will require the support of the entire community in order to make a tangible difference,” Mayor McLaughlin said.

“I encourage everyone with an interest in the health of the community to view the plan and provide feedback on the most important areas they believe it should target.”

A full copy of the Public Health Plan is available to view at council offices or online at council’s website.

Community consultation is open until Monday 30th May 2022. Feedback can be provided by:
- Completing a written submission on council’s website
- Emailing council@whyalla.sa.gov.au- Writing to: PO Box 126 Whyalla SA 5600
- Arrange a time to speak with council officer Rachel Coles, phone (08) 8640 3444

Click here to view the Public Health Plan