• LOCAL GOVERNMENT

    PHAIWA recognises that local governments are the closest form of government to communities and provide vital and multi-functional organisations within local communities. In many rural and remote locations, the local government is often the major employer, landowner and purchaser of services.

    Local governments provide many services to communities and also integrate the built environment and public health planning processes to ensure physical environments meet the needs of current and future generations.

    PHAIWA has good links into local government and work closely with those Officers and Elected Members involved in the Public Health Planning processes.

    For a list of all local governments in WA go to: http://walga.asn.au/About-Local-Government/Online-Local-Government-Directory.aspx

    WALGA is the peak industry body for local government and advocates on behalf of 138 WA Local Governments and negotiates service agreements for the sector. To access their website go to http://walga.asn.au/

    The Public Health Act 2016 is a primary piece of legislation for WA local governments. You can download a copy at: tps://www.slp.wa.gov.au/legislation/statutes.nsf/main_mrtitle_13791_homepage.html

  • PUBLIC HEALTH PLANNING IN WA LOCAL GOVERNMENTS – A SERIES OF CASE STUDIES

    To assist local governments understand how public health planning is progressing in WA, WALGA , Stoneham and Associates and PHAIWA developed a document showcasing a number of innovative WA Councils that have embarked on this process.

    The aim of these case studies and the associated guidelines “Public Health Planning- A guide for WA Local Governments” is to provide guidance to local governments that wish to pursue this process.

    The Councils that are showcased in this report include:
    •    City of Perth
    •    City of Vincent
    •    Shire of Kalamunda
    •    City of Mandurah
    •    Shire of Manjimup
    •    City of Greater Geraldton

    Attachments

    Case studies

  • PUBLIC HEALTH PLANNING – SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT NOW!

    The purpose of this resource is to assist local governments to develop a comprehensive and community based Public Health Plan that can be implemented, evaluated and sustained.

    With the introduction of the Public Health Bill in the near future, the development of Public Health Plans that are risk and evidenced based will be a requirement for all local governments. This step by step resource will assist you to understand the different models and strategies to developing a plan that reflects the needs of your local community.

    Attachments

    Public Health Planning 2013

  • LOCAL GOVERNMENT PLANNING GUIDE

    in 2011, PHAIWA developed this resource for local governments: “Public Health Planning: A guide to developing a local government Public Health Plan”
    in 2012, the WA Government  is expected to pass the Public Health Bill 2011. One of the requirements of this Bill is that all local governments will be required to develop a Public Health Plan. In preparation for this, PHAIWA, in partnership with Stoneham and Associates, have developed a free guide to assist local governments to develop a Public Health Plan.
    If you have any queries about the resource please email phaiwa@curtin.edu.au

    You can download a PDF of the resource below.

    LG_Planning_Guide

  • LOCAL GOVERNMENT FACTSHEETS

    Local Government Factsheets

    A number of fact sheets were developed on “Working with Local Governments. How advocacy can assist”.

    Attachments

    Obesity_factsheet

    NGO_factsheet

    Injury_factsheet

    Indigenous_health_factsheet

    Drug_and_Alcohol_Factsheet