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Shape the Next State Public Health Plan – Call for Expressions of Interest for Working Group - Circular 51.1

To Chief Executive Officer
Community Services Staff
Elected Members
Environmental Health Staff
Policy and Strategic Planning Staff
Sustainability Officers
Date 14 December 2017
Contact Danny Broderick
Email: danny.broderick@lga.sa.gov.au
Response Required Yes Respond By 8 January 2018
Summary Expressions of interest are sort for membership of a joint Working Party (SA Health & Local Government), for the review of the State Public Health Plan

The State Public Health Plan South Australia: A Better Place to Live (the Plan), was released in November 2013 and is the first State Public Health Plan under the South Australian Public Health Act, 2011.  The Plan lays out a framework for action to protect and improve the health and wellbeing of South Australians.  A copy of the Plan is available here.

It is a legislative requirement (under Section 50(5) of the South Australian Public Health Act, 2011) to review the Plan every 5 years.

The Chief Public Health Officer, Professor Paddy Phillips, is writing to Council Chief Executive Officers, informing them of the review of the Plan and inviting feedback using a number of consultation questions.  In addition to providing written feedback, Councils will be invited to attend a round table forum on 9 February 2018 (see circular 51___).  Further information about this forum will be provided in the coming months.

SA Health and the LGA are seeking expressions of interest from Council nominees (two metropolitan and two regional) to participate in a State Local Government Working Group which will inform and oversee consultation with local councils as part of the review of the State Public Health Plan.  The Working Group will also assist with the development of the next Plan which will be finalized and released in November 2018.

It is anticipated that this Working Group will meet for the first time early in 2018.  The Working Group will play a key consultative role in the review process throughout 2018 and be a major conduit for ensuring ongoing consultation with local councils across the review period. 

Please register an expression of interest by emailing danny.broderick@lga.sa.gov.au by 8 January 2018.

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