Have your say about a healthy Kiama

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Kiama Council staff have hit the streets to find out what residents think makes a healthy community.

Manager of Community and Cultural Development, Nick Guggisberg, said Council was surveying locals as part of updating the Kiama Health Plan (2011-2017).

“The Kiama Health Plan has been the centrepiece of our efforts to develop and maintain Kiama as a healthy municipality since 2001,” Mr Guggisberg said.

“Achievements such as being recognised by the UN World Health Organisation as a Healthy City, the Coastal Walking Track, numerous Heart Foundation Awards over the years, all stem from the Kiama Health Plan.”

Mr Guggisberg said Council staff would be conducting face-to-face consultations with residents at events such as local markets, as well as making the survey available online.

“A fundamental reason why the Kiama Health Plan has been so successful for so long is our ability, as a local council, to reach local people and involve them in putting together the Plan.”

“We want to maintain this involvement and ensure our community’s priorities are incorporated in the Plan.”

“The Plan covers everything from access to healthy food to healthy environments.”

“It’s about what we can do as Council to support healthy lifestyle and healthy environments.”

The current Kiama Health Plan is available at: www.kiama.nsw.gov.au

Complete the online survey now.

The survey includes questions about community safety and crime prevention which will inform the drafting of a Community Safety and Crime Prevention Plan.

Printed copies of the survey are also available from the Council administration centre on Manning Street as well as Kiama Library.