"a developing community which
is environmentally, socially,
economically and culturally
attuned and fulfilling"

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HEALTH AND WELLBEING (including sport and leisure)

Seymour boasts more than 40 sport and leisure groups. The town has excellent recreational facilities, including an indoor heated pool, an outdoor pool, football ovals, tennis courts, walking tracks and parks.

Community services in the town include agencies working with most aspects of human wellbeing such as young people, community education, domestic violence, family counselling, men's programs, etcetera.

The town can still do a lot to introduce new opportunities such as cycle lanes and respite care for disabled minorities such as young children.

GOAL     An accessible and connected community for people of all abilities
Partners Actions Target Milestone
  • Partners
  • Seymour residents
  • Specialist Children’s Services (DHS)
  • Disability Services (DHS
  • Goulburn Options
  • G.A.T.E. Enterprises
  • Mental Illness Fellowships Victoria
  • Seymour Parent Support Group
  • Mitchell Community Health
  • Berry Street Victoria
  • Other local support groups

Support Initiatives for community-friendly services, such as privacy for consultation rooms, women and youth-friendly medical services, etc

2006

80 per cent satisfaction rate from users of community services

Lobby for ongoing improvement of health and wellbeing service delivery for all agencies

Immediate and ongoing

 

Lobby for a mother/baby facility and clean and safe public rest facilities in town

2006

Building an integrated public facility that includes disability access, parent room and infant nursing areas

Raise awareness about disability issues and support the installation of a playground for all children of all abilities

Immediate and ongoing

Fundraising of at least 50 per cent to match funding for installing such a playground

  • Department of Human Services
  • Seymour Community Services
  • Goulburn Valley Family Care

Investigate the option of creating a time-out centre for people in crisis, for short-term residential purposes

2008

Successful funding applications to build crisis facilities

  • The Seymour We Want
  • Mitchell Shire Council
  • Seymour Neighbourhood Renewal
  • DHS
  • Service agencies
  • Community Services
  • Goulburn Valley Family Care
  • Seymour Parents Support Group

Investigate the option of creating a time-out centre for respite care givers

2008

Successful funding applications to build time-out centre for care givers

  • DHS
  • Funding service agencies
  • Seymour Community Transport

Establish and maintain a user-friendly multi-purpose centre for all of Seymour

2007

Successful funding to build multi-purpose centre for all of Seymour

  • Goulburn valley Family Care
  • Mitchell Community Health
  • General Practitioners

Lobby for the establishment of a “medical run” for patients to and from Melbourne for treatment and appointments, which could involve sharing a car

2006

Practical arrangements to suit and support residents that is well-used

  • Goulburn Valley Family Care

Raise the awareness of men’s health issues and lobby for more funded services

Immediate and ongoing

10 per cent annual increase in participation uptake of men’s programs

  • Karingal Hostel
  • Department of Health and Aging Services
  • Seymour Residents
  • Goulburn Valley Family Care
  • Seymour Hospital

Lobby for support initiatives for more funded aged care beds in Seymour

Immediate and ongoing

20 per cent increase in aged care beds in Seymour within three years

2010 Update
  • An all abilities playground at Chittick Park opened
  • More aged care beds opened in Seymour, and facilities have been upgraded

 

GOAL     A safe community on all levels
Partners Actions Target Milestone
  • Seymour residents
  • Seymour Violence Prevention Network
  • Goulburn Valley Family Care
  • Seymour Police
  • Seymour schools
  • Community groups
  • Youth groups
  • Mitchell Shire Council

Lobby for and implement an anti-bullying and anti-violence prevention program

Immediate and ongoing

Successful implementation of anti-bullying and anti-violence prevention program, resulting in zero tolerance of bullying behaviour

Support the work of the local Police Consultative Committee on community safety and initiatives such as Neighbourhood Watch for all of Seymour

2006

Increased membership of the PCCC and 10 per cent annual increase in establishment of Neighbourhood Watch groups in all of Seymour

Promote the development of, and uptake of, volunteers for social service and support groups

Immediate and ongoing

Increase of 10 per cent in number of volunteers

Report hazardous spots in town and anti-social behaviour such as public drunkenness, speeding and graffiti attacks

Immediate and ongoing

40 per cent increase in 2006 in reporting incidences to relevant authorities

Lobby and support Mitchell Shire Council continuously for the maintenance of public spaces and areas, such as pavements, roundabouts, parks, etc

Immediate and ongoing

 

Support and promote an increase in a wide range of activities and interests for young people

Immediate and ongoing

Annual event for young people to showcase their talent and inclusion of information about young people’s activities on a regular basis to the media

2010 Update
  • Local Police Consultative Commitee continues
  • Mitchell Shire Council employs a Volunteer Development Officer
  • A wide range of activities for young people listed in Seymour Community Directory (2009)

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GOAL     An informed community that participates in responsible decision-making
Partners Actions Target Milestone
  • Seymour residents
  • The Seymour We Want
  • Mitchell Shire Council
  • Visitor Information Centre
  • Hobby clubs
  • Service Clubs
  • Seymour Neighbourhood Renewa
  • Seymour Business and Tourism Group

Create and maintain a central point for information collection about social services, and business and leisure opportunities, in Seymour; distribution of the information (hard copy and web-based options

2005

10 per cent increase in submissions to public documents annually

Continue to provide positive news stories to the Seymour Telegraph, the Seymour Nagambie Advertiser, Puckapunyal Boomerang, Seymour FM 87.6 and regional television

Immediate and ongoing

 
2010 update
  • Expanded Seymour Community Directory published in 2009, goes online in 2010
  • Local media provide positive news stories
  • Seymour-Puckapunyal Community Radio 103.9FM expands and conducts outside broadcasts

 

GOAL     An active community with a family-friendly focus, supporting all activity groups, including those not
              involved in sporting activities
Partners Actions Target Milestone
  • Seymour residents
  • Community Groups
  • Service Clubs
  • Sports groups
  • Kings Park Committee of Management
  • Environmental groups
  • Mitchell Community Health services
  • Victoria police
  • Seymour Business and Tourism Group
  • The Seymour We Want

Support the establishment of a networking body for sports groups

2006

Regular network meetings for all sports groups

Promote the introduction of new sports codes in Seymour

2007

Two new sports codes every five years introduced to Seymour

Support existing sporting groups in membership drives and give-it-a-go opportunities

Immediate and ongoing

At least one give-it-a-go day per year

Participate in the work of environmental and hobby groups in their efforts to enhance the physical environment of Seymour

Immediate and ongoing

20 per cent increase in participating for tree planting, public painting, clean-up operations etc

Actively seek and promote opportunities for young people and young women to network and showcase their talents

Immediate and ongoing

 

Investigate the economic feasibility of leisure opportunities such as a roller skate rink, bowling alley, etc for the town

2006

Successful lobbying/fundraising for activity centre

Nurture and support the precious volunteer base in the community

Immediate and ongoing

Increased number of volunteers every year and annual training provided to volunteers

2010 update
  • Expanded Seymour Community Directory published in 2009, goes online in 2010
  • Mitchell Shire Council employs a Volunteer Development Officer
  • Volunteer Expos held at Seymour Show

 

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