The City of Marion provides a wide range of services that contribute to the health and wellbeing of the community, by being responsive to community needs and complying with a range of legislation.
Being a Healthy City
As well as the services currently provided, the City of Marion strives to continually improve and to seek ways to work in partnership with others to improve community wellbeing.
In recognition of this and to consolidate and provide a framework to these services, in mid 2009, the City of Marion became a Healthy City, by joining the Alliance for Healthy Cities through the World Health Organisation.
Being a Healthy City allows the City of Marion to be a part of an international alliance, delivering services that contribute to and improve the health and wellbeing of the broader community.
Being a Healthy City is a long-term, broad, encompassing approach to a way of working, rather than one specific, defined project. It provides an overarching approach to deliver Marion's Strategic Directions.
It assists in the delivery of the State Strategic Plan, particularly preventative health targets and healthy life expectancy targets.
The City of Marion is committed to promoting healthy lifestyles and taking preventative measures to improve the health of all residents in our community.
Since becoming a designated Healthy City, several new initiatives and activities have occurred and planning has commenced on how a healthy city approach can be incorporated to the work of all areas of Council, for the betterment of the community.