Council must have a Public Health Plan in accordance with the requirements of the South Australian Public Health Act 2011.
The community were invited to comment on a draft Plan from 27 April to 27 May 2021. Following this, minor amendments were made to the document and it was then forwarded to the State's Chief Public Health Officer for review.
Following receipt of approval from the Deputy Chief Public Health Officer, the finalised Plan was adopted by Council at its 24 August 2021 meeting.
A copy of the finalised Public Health Plan and report summarising the feedback received and response to matters raised can be found in the Document Library section to the right.
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 (such as good urban design that encourages active lifestyles, a clean environment and a sense of belonging to a community) contribute to positive 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 a new Plan has now been prepared which will help to guide Council over the next five years.