Healthy Food and Built Environments

The Health Promotion team works with local, state and federal government as well as with community service organisations to support the health, wellbeing, and social connection of residents. We recognise that everyone has a key role in planning and designing neighbourhoods which can support health and everyday living.

This includes are formal partnerships with Healthy Cities Illawarra and our four local Councils: Wollongong City Council, Shellharbour City Council, Kiama Municipal Council and Shoalhaven City Council. 

Our joint work aims to support:

  • Encourage active travel (walking, cycling and use of public transport)
  • Support healthy eating and food security. 
  • Develop healthy streets, that encourage active travel and social connection
  • Maintain and enhance quality green open spaces and increase tree canopy
  • Reduce the impacts of heat stress and climate change 
  • Plan community spaces for people to meet, play and be active 
  • Support housing choice to meet community need. 

Our programs and areas of work include: