The Community Wellbeing Plan for a Healthy Darwin

The purpose of the Community Wellbeing Plan 2014 – 2020 is to set direction for Council policy, partnerships and practice to ensure community health and wellbeing is supported within the Darwin Municipality. This plan was developed as part of the Federal Government’s Healthy Communities Initiative aimed at delivering community based physical activity and healthy eating programs, as well as developing local policies that support healthy lifestyles. The plan identifies the areas of health and wellbeing the community said were important in Darwin, and brings them together with what we know works to support community wellbeing and provides input into Council’s Strategic Plan and priorities. It focuses on a set of clear, high-level principles to provide direction for Council in making decisions about the impact of the natural, built, social and economic environments on the health and wellbeing of the community.
The core is six pillars that people said were most important in supporting community wellbeing:
1. A healthy and active community
2. Our families, friends and community
3. The natural world, parks & gardens
4. Our diverse cultures and history
5. A sustainable lifestyle
6. Opportunity, affordability and equity
Each pillar contains a number of focus areas that provides a deeper understanding of what wellbeing means to our community.Wellbeing is not the responsibility of any single organisation. In a real sense, it is everyone’s business and it is our responsibility to work with the community and with other stakeholders to advocate for the wellbeing of the whole Darwin community to support the pillars outlined in this document.



Geographic Coverage

Northern Territory


2014 – 2020


City of Darwin: 2014