Our team works closely with government, non-government organisations, the private sector and the community sector. Through our projects, we foster a collaborative approach to organisational and community development. If you’d like to find out more about our projects, please contact us.
Time for Wellbeing is a collaborative initiative of the Roxby Health Forum, BHP Billiton and Healthy Environs. It aims to bring local residents, workers and organisations together to promote better health and wellbeing in Roxby Downs, Andamooka and the surrounding region.
Healthy Environs was engaged by the Town of Gawler to draft a ‘scope of services’ for Council’s immunisation contract. This project involved a review of relevant documentation including: the Immunisation Memorandum of Understanding (between the Minister for Health and Ageing and the Local Government Association of SA), the National Immunisation Program and the Service Agreement for the School Based Immunisation Program (between Council and the Department for Health and Ageing.
Healthy Environs and Skopion have recently undertaken comprehensive program and service improvement reviews for the City of Salisbury's Environmental Health and Inspectorate Services.
The Local Nuisance and Litter Control Act 2016 aims to help communities resolve local environmental nuisance matters. Under the Act, Councils undertake an array of functions and responsibilities to regulate local nuisance and littering within their area. The litter provisions of the Act came into effect on the 1st February 2017 and the nuisance provisions of the Act commenced on the 1st July 2017.
Healthy Environs worked for the Town of Gawler to develop their Environmental Management Plan (EMP). The EMP also provides a framework for Council to support environmental improvements through collaboration with community and business stakeholders as well as guide its internal operations.
Healthy Environs worked with Council staff and a community Steering Committee (including representatives of the Roxby Health Service, BHP Billiton and residents) to develop the Roxby Healthy Community Plan. Roxby Council has successfully agreed on a joint governance framework with involvement of the Northern Areas Medicare Local (the Roxby Health Forum) to oversee the Plan’s implementation as well as other community health initiatives for the Town.
Working in collaboration with supply nation businesses, Yaran Business Services and Keogh Bay, Healthy Environs has delivered training and assessments for aged care facilities, to facilitate transition to the new aged care standards.
Healthy Environs worked with project partners: The Barossa Council, Town of Gawler, Light Regional Council, District Council of Mallala and Regional Development Australia (Barossa) to undertake regional public health planning based on collaboration between key stakeholders.”
Healthy Environs was engaged by the LGA to undertake a review into the current South Australian food business notification system and inspection fee structure. The project involved a review of interstate approaches and consultation with SA Councils on the current system.
Working with the Eastern Health Authority (EHA) Constituent Councils of Burnside, Campbelltown, Prospect, Norwood Payneham & St Peters and Walkerville, Healthy Environs developed the region’s first Public Health Plan. This regional approach built on the existing successful collaboration for shared environmental health services through EHA as well as the initiatives of the Eastern Region Alliance.
The City of Victor Harbor’s Environmental Management Plan (EMP) positions Council to meet its environmental responsibilities and the needs of the community for the period 2019 - 2024. The Plan builds upon previous achievements and sets the directions for Council’s role in protecting and enhancing the local environment.
Healthy Environs was pleased to support the Environmental Health Profession in South Australia through the upgrade of the Environmental Health Australia (SA) Knowledge Base website. This website is a knowledge sharing platform for exchanging resources and tools across the profession.
Healthy Environs recently completed a project with the Mount Isa City Council – helping the council to develop its first Environmental Management Plan.
OzChild is piloting the Treatment Foster Care Oregon (TFCO) program from their Campbelltown and Blacktown operations in New South Wales (NSW). TFCO is an evidence-based treatment program offering an alternative to institutional, residential and group care placements for children and young people with severe emotional and behavioural disorders.
Healthy Environs initially worked with The Barossa Council, District Council of Mallala, Town of Gawler and Light Regional Council (with support from the Barossa RDA) to develop their Regional Public Health Plan 'A Sustainable Region for a Healthy Community'.
Healthy Environs led a major project under the National Energy Efficient Buildings Project (NEEBP). With a consortium of partners (Sustain SA, dSquared and Leading Edge Town Planners) we looked at the type of inspection regime that might be useful in making sure Australia's housing is performing in a truly energy efficient manner.
Healthy Environs facilitated the development of the City of Mitcham’s Living Well Plan working in collaboration with Council staff. Living Well is Council’s Public Health and Wellbeing Plan to guide what Council does to protect and promote public health over the next five years. The plan focuses on Mitcham’s green open spaces, opportunity for social connection as well as a clean and safe living environment that ensures access to suitable housing, clean air and water, and healthy food.
Healthy Environs developed a public health research report for the City of Port Adelaide Enfield detailing health information across the areas of: social determinants, population health, health and the environment and services for community health. This project was undertaken in collaboration with the Public Health Information Development Unit (PHIDU) of the University of Adelaide.