Health and Safety in Kingston

Consultation has concluded

Council is currently updating its Public Health and Wellbeing Plan 2017-2021. We have developed a draft plan and now need your feedback to check that it is relevant to Kingston.

Share your feedback to help Council create a healthier, safer and more engaged Kingston community.

Background

Council is legislated by the Health and Wellbeing Act to prepare a four-year municipal health and wellbeing plan upon the election of each new Council. Kingston’s Health and Wellbeing Plan outlines Council’s commitment in developing and promoting being healthy and well to its residents.

To develop our Draft Public Health and Wellbeing Plan 2017-2021, we:

  • surveyed 500 residents with a health and safety survey
  • spoke with Council staff, partners and community members to ensure a broad range of knowledge was learned from
  • evaluated previous plans
  • reviewed and analysed state and federal policies and literature
  • collated and analysed health, safety and demographic data
  • had the draft plan reviewed and authorised by Council senior staff and Councillors.

Three documents produced during the development phase are in the Document Library for you to read:

Help Kingston be healthy and safe!

After taking all of the above into account we now have our Draft Public Health and Wellbeing Plan 2017-2021! Download your copy of the draft plan from the Document Library to have a read.

We need you to tell us if it is on track! Are our priorities and objectives the most relevant to Kingston? Are our performance measures applicable? Does the background information make sense?

Complete the questions below to share your feedback about the draft plan.

This consultation closes Friday 18 August.


Council is currently updating its Public Health and Wellbeing Plan 2017-2021. We have developed a draft plan and now need your feedback to check that it is relevant to Kingston.

Share your feedback to help Council create a healthier, safer and more engaged Kingston community.

Background

Council is legislated by the Health and Wellbeing Act to prepare a four-year municipal health and wellbeing plan upon the election of each new Council. Kingston’s Health and Wellbeing Plan outlines Council’s commitment in developing and promoting being healthy and well to its residents.

To develop our Draft Public Health and Wellbeing Plan 2017-2021, we:

  • surveyed 500 residents with a health and safety survey
  • spoke with Council staff, partners and community members to ensure a broad range of knowledge was learned from
  • evaluated previous plans
  • reviewed and analysed state and federal policies and literature
  • collated and analysed health, safety and demographic data
  • had the draft plan reviewed and authorised by Council senior staff and Councillors.

Three documents produced during the development phase are in the Document Library for you to read:

Help Kingston be healthy and safe!

After taking all of the above into account we now have our Draft Public Health and Wellbeing Plan 2017-2021! Download your copy of the draft plan from the Document Library to have a read.

We need you to tell us if it is on track! Are our priorities and objectives the most relevant to Kingston? Are our performance measures applicable? Does the background information make sense?

Complete the questions below to share your feedback about the draft plan.

This consultation closes Friday 18 August.


CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
  • Where are the actual action plans mentioned in page 12 of this plan

    Melissa asked almost 2 years ago

    Hi Melissa

    Thanks for your question.

    The action plans are listed on Council's website on the Strategies and Plans page at kingston.vic.gov.au/About-Us/Plans-Policies-and-Publications/Stategies-and-Plans

    The Healthy and Well Action Plan and Safe and Secure Action Plan are currently being drafted. The Healthy and Well Action Plan is new. The Safe and Secure Action Plan will replace the Community Safety Strategy. The drafts of these Action Plans will be shared with the community for comment later in the year once the PHWP is endorsed by Council. 

    We hope that helps to answer your question, thank you.


  • What is Council's plan to ensure new rail stations and associated facilities will be safe for users and accessible for the disabled and elderly? Presumably the earlier liaison begins the better the outcome.

    lizk asked over 2 years ago

    Hi lizk,

    Council officers are continuing to work with the Level Crossing Removal Authority (LXRA) to ensure that the Victorian Government provides maximum community benefit when building new train stations in Kingston and responds to the needs of our community.

    We note that the LXRA has developed an overarching Urban Design Framework that identifies eight principles which include safety and accessibility. In particular, the document identifies the following objective:

    Objective 8.1 Universally inclusive

    Enhance universal accessibility through the affected and surrounding immediate and extended precinct for all members of the community, through fully integrated design solutions, without perceived or physical barriers or differentiation.