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PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELLBEING ACT 2008 - SECT 26

Municipal public health and wellbeing plans

    (1)     Unless section 27 applies, a Council must, in consultation with the Secretary, prepare a municipal public health and wellbeing plan within the period of 12 months after each general election of the Council.

    (2)     A municipal public health and wellbeing plan must—

        (a)     include an examination of data about health status and health determinants in the municipal district;

        (b)     identify goals and strategies based on available evidence for creating a local community in which people can achieve maximum health and wellbeing;

S. 26(2)(ba) inserted by No. 19/2017 s. 60(1).

        (ba)     specify measures to prevent family violence and respond to the needs of victims of family violence in the local community;

        (c)     provide for the involvement of people in the local community in the development, implementation and evaluation of the public health and wellbeing plan;

        (d)     specify how the Council will work in partnership with the Department and other agencies undertaking public health initiatives, projects and programs to accomplish the goals and strategies identified in the public health and wellbeing plan;

        (e)     be consistent with—

S. 26(2)(e)(i) amended by No. 9/2020 s. 390(Sch. 1 item 82.3).

              (i)     the Council Plan prepared under section 90 of the Local Government Act 2020 ; and

              (ii)     the municipal strategic statement prepared under section 12A of the Planning and Environment Act 1987 .

    (3)     In preparing a municipal public health and wellbeing plan, a Council must have regard to the State Public Health and Wellbeing Plan prepared under section 49.

    (4)     A Council must review its municipal public health and wellbeing plan annually and, if appropriate, amend the municipal public health and wellbeing plan.

S. 26(4A) inserted by No. 19/2017 s. 60(2).

    (4A)     An annual review must include a review of the measures referred to in subsection (2)(ba).

    (5)     Despite subsection (2)(c), a Council is not required to provide for the involvement of people in the local community when reviewing or amending a municipal public health and wellbeing plan under subsection (4).

    (6)     A Council must give a copy of the current municipal public health and wellbeing plan to the Secretary.

S. 26(6A) inserted by No. 19/2017 s. 60(3).

    (6A)     A Council must report to the Secretary on the measures referred to in subsection (2)(ba) at the intervals specified by the Secretary by notice in writing.

S. 26(7) amended by No. 9/2020 s. 390(Sch. 1 item 82.4).

    (7)     A copy of the current municipal public health and wellbeing plan must be available for inspection by members of the public at the places at which the current Council Plan must be available under section 90(1) of the Local Government Act 2020 .



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