Health & Community

Better health and wellbeing for all residents will build healthier and more liveable communities across our region

Health & Community

A healthy community is one in which all people feel welcome and see opportunities. All residents in a healthy community have access to safe and affordable housing, adequate minimum income, good quality education, employment opportunities, food security, transport and healthcare.

In addition, a healthy community will offer a range of opportunities for social and spiritual engagement, emotional wellbeing, arts and other cultural experiences, and physical activity including sport.

Importantly in a healthy community ALL residents will have opportunities to actively contribute to community wellbeing


Our Focus

1. Promoting and celebrating active and responsive citizenship.

2. Strengthening regional leadership.

3. Working with key partners to improve the physical and social health of all residents.

4. Promoting Ballarat as a vibrant and progressive regional city and region and a great place to live,
work and invest.

Key Issues


Leadership Ballarat and Western Region (LBWR) - an initiative of Committee for Ballarat

We are proud to have established LBWR, a community leadership program, in 2005. Now in its 10th year, LBWR is working to build a sustainable, connected and responsive community by developing community capacity. To read more about this program ... visit

Maximising eHealth Technology (MeT) - a Committee for Ballarat project

Technology can enable greater levels of in-home care and reduce dependency on existing health infrastructure. Read more about this project ...

Revitalising the ACU-Hospitals-Lake Wendouree Precinct (RAHP) - a Committee for Ballarat project

An iconic health and education precinct will attract the professionals that our growing community needs. Read more about this project ...