We are Shaping The Valley
The primary role of the Assembly is to facilitate a new way of working to enable the community, local and state-wide agencies and government to work together to improve health and wellbeing in the Latrobe Valley.
View our community projects to see the various ways we are already achieving this.
Community Fruit Trees project
Have you heard our radio ads or seen us out and about talking about Community Fruit Trees?
The Latrobe Health Assembly is seeking community feedback and expressions of interest on a potential new program to harvest excess home grown fruit and distribute it throughout our community.
The concept would see people who are fed up with raking up rotten fruit off their garden, allow volunteers to come and pick the fruit. The volunteers then preserve the fruit and distribute it throughout the community via FoodBanks, local “community pantries” and other fresh food distribution points.
In response to the Hazelwood Mine Fire Inquiries the Victorian Government designated the Latrobe Valley as a Health Innovation Zone, the first of its kind in Australia.
The formation of the Latrobe Health Assembly is a key component of the Health Innovation Zone, paving the way for a new era of community engagement, health improvement and integration of health and community services for people with complex conditions.
The Latrobe Health Assembly offers the community a chance to drive health and wellbeing priorities and consider new ways of working with local services and government, with a focus on innovative ideas and approaches.
The majority of members are from the community, with a diverse representation from various locations, professions, demographics and connections to communities and groups.
Download the 2018-19 Annual Report