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Published Monday 22 July 2019
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Life Stages Strategy to be developed

Mitchell Shire Council’s first Life Stages Strategy is now out for community consultation.

The strategy is an integrated planning framework to ensure that people feel valued, supported, connected, resilient, healthy and well as they transition through the stages of life.

Through the strategy, Council seeks to recognise the needs of all people across all life stages and to provide directed focus for them while living, working or playing in Mitchell Shire.

The strategy responds to changes in International, Australian and Victorian government policy, our extensive experience in service and program delivery, consultation with community members and organisations.

The Life Stages Strategy will lead the collective efforts of service providers, policy makers and community towards improved outcomes for people in all stages of life in Mitchell.

We are seeking your input in order to better understand the priorities for you and your family members – no matter your age.

We invite you to view the draft strategy and complete the survey online here or you can complete a hard copy survey at any of Council’s Customer and Library Service Centres.

Quotes attributable to Mitchell Shire Mayor Councillor Bill Chisholm

“This is our first Life Stages Strategy. Input from our community will be invaluable in shaping the most accurate and relevant strategy possible,” he said.

“Adopting a life stages approach in our growing community provides us a chance to create supportive environments and healthy choices for all people throughout their life.

“It will help us better understand how we can help through life and will take into account the importance of family, community, culture and place. It is truly a strategy for all.”