A focus area incorporates a group of initiatives and strategies which improve long term Rural & Regional Liveability.
They add value across the whole Great South Coast (GSC) region and align with a range of elements, principles, domains, and influences outlined in the framework.
Focus areas are inclusive of existing GSC initiatives, policies, plans, and strategies using existing resources.
To achieve long term change in Rural & Regional Liveability we need multiple strategies occurring across a range of settings, and at different levels from individual to community.
The focus areas that are ultimately chosen are still up for debate and development. Using the Rural and Regional Liveability Framework, we are searching for a particular area of focus that have the biggest potential to positively affect as many elements as possible and thus the lives of rural and regional populations. Some suggested focus area examples are listed below
In consultation with our partners and interested parties, the below list is a consolidation of a long list of potential suggested focus areas.
Embracing Aboriginal Culture & Language
Alcohol Cultures Change Minds and Lives
Building Inclusive Community Connections & Business
Environment, Recreation, and Culture – creating health & wealth
Digital Connectivity for All
Food & Water Security
Freedom from Violence
Access to Sustainable Housing for All
Sustainable Resources, Energy, and Land use
Access to Health & Social Services for All
Rural Equity in Funding and Services
Growing Regional – population attraction & diversity
Mental Health- Talk about it
Better (Sustainable) Transport Connections
Employment and Education for young people
Each Local Government organisation are undertaking community consultation processes to inform their communities about their 20 year vision, council and municipal public health and wellbeing plans. The key themes from these community consultations, when publicly available, will be compiled to define aligned key themes across the Great South Coast Region.
In addition, a range of community consultations have been carried out by other partner agencies who are seeking the views of key target groups, such as young people as just one example. With partner agency support, key themes from these reports will be extracted to inform community defined focus areas.
Ultimately, we can only choose a small number to focus on but there is still an opportunity for you or your oganisation to contribute.
Is there an area that has been overlooked?
Do you have an idea to combine one or two suggestions into a larger block for more impact?
What is your choice for the list?
Contact email@example.com with Rural and Regional Liveability Focus Areas in the subject line and your feedback or use the form below