Glenn Sutherland, McKenzie Hill
As a former Board President of Castlemaine Health I believe it is exciting to now see the intended merger of CHIRP and Castlemaine Health!
Mount Alexander Shire Council has also shown initiatives in the development of partnerships with CHIRP and Castlemaine Health, as well as developing the Early Years Plan to support the needs of families and children from 0-8 years. Some of the actions include identifying the gaps in the provision of local childcare, including mental health.
Victoria and Australia for too long have spent less funding on the health and well-being prevention actions than has been required.
These preventative initiatives in Castlemaine and district no doubt will really help the quality of our lives!