Improved health and safety of our community

The health and safety of our community is vital. We will address family violence, homelessness, food shortages and public safety.

Key priorities

  • Showing leadership in gender equity, diversity and family violence prevention.
  • Supporting local organisations that address homelessness, family violence and food shortages.
  • Develop a housing policy to provide a range of social and affordable housing options.
  • Improving safety in our community.
  • Providing safer public spaces.
  • Working with stakeholders to prevent crime.
  • Encouraging responsible pet ownership.
  • Promoting healthy eating and supporting active living.
  • Creating healthy environments in children’s settings.
  • Working towards having the safest roads in Victoria

Our aims in 2019-2020

  • Work with partner agencies to implement strategies aimed at addressing homelessness in Central Geelong.
  • Implement actions in the Ba-Gurrk Gender Equity Framework.
  • Adopt and commence delivery of the first year of the Social Housing Plan.
  • Work with partner agencies to develop a Community Safety Strategy and Action Plan.
  • Create the Mental Health Strategy and Action Plan.
  • Improve safety in the CBD including the Little Malop Street Mall and Moorabool Street.
  • Implement the Domestic Animal Management Plan focusing on community awareness and education.
  • Continue to work with sporting clubs, community groups and businesses to promote healthy eating.
  • Work towards becoming a “Towards Zero” council for road safety.
  • Implement a strategic response to address food shortages in the Geelong region.
  • Create and facilitate more health and fitness options.

Measures of success

  • 57 per cent of residents feel safe where they live.
  • 60 per cent of adults rate their health as very good or excellent.
  • 43 per cent of adults are sufficiently physically active.
  • 75 per cent of children enrolled participate in the Maternal and Child Health service

Page last updated: Monday, 2 August 2021