Council must have a Public Health Plan in accordance with the requirements of the South Australian Public Health Act 2011.
Councils have a significant role to play in public health and wellbeing through the broad range of services provided. These include immunisation programs, waste services, libraries, social programs, economic development, public realm upgrades, biodiversity management and more.
We are now inviting the community to comment on our draft Public Health Plan.
The South Australian Public Health Act 2011 (the Act) requires all councils to have a public health plan. This is an acknowledgement that the conditions people live in (e.g. urban design that encourages active lifestyles, a clean environment and a sense of belonging to a community) contribute to public health outcomes and that local governments contribute to these living conditions.
The Act also requires that councils review their public health plan at least once every five years. The City of Playford prepared its inaugural Public Health Plan in 2014 and an updated version was endorsed by Council in December 2020.
This new Plan will help to guide Council in where it focuses its efforts over the next five years.