Integration plan

Share Your Views to Strengthen Community Health

CHIRP Community Health and Castlemaine Health have been working closely together to strengthen community health and services in the local area.

The Boards of CHIRP Community Health and Castlemaine Health are developing a plan for the integration of community services to ensure the continued provision of accessible and responsive community health services for our local communities.

Community consultation is being undertaken from September 28 to November 6, 2020.

The community is encouraged to participate in a range of consultation opportunities, including a survey, online consultation sessions/meetings, feedback forms and written submissions.

We want to know what is important to you to strengthen services and shape the future of our community health and services in Mount Alexander Shire. Your views are valued.

About the plan

The plan will consider the governance, financial, service, human resource and legal impacts of integration.

It is important to note that all our staff are valued, and community health and services will be enhanced. The integration will result in the combination of staffing and services currently delivered by both organisations.

Both organisations have a long and proud history of working together and by combining their unique strengths, we will further enhance community health and services for our communities across Mount Alexander Shire into the future.

The plan to integrate community health and services aims to:

  • Ensure future sustainability
  • Enhance access to community health and services across the Mount Alexander Shire
  • Strengthen services to better meet the evolving needs of the community
  • Share the burden of compliance and ensure that our funding can be targeted to services as much as possible
  • Enhance opportunities for staff development/training/skill sharing and best practice

Have your say

A range of consultation opportunities are available:


Fill in a Survey

The survey will be open from September 28 until October 30


Attend an Online Consultation Session

A range of focus group sessions are being planned for community groups, organisations, service users, staff, volunteers and the general community.

To register to attend a consultation session, please contact Claire Marshall (Senior Consultant, Cube Group) on 0430 305 124 or

Community Focus Groups Session Details:

Community Focus Group 3:     22 October, 3pm – 4.30pm

Join Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 870 9157 5624

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Community Focus Group 4:     27 October, 9 am – 10.30am

Join Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 865 1725 0055

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Community Focus Group 5:     28 October, 12 pm – 1.30pm

Join Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 825 4244 0168

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Community Focus Group 6:    29 October, 7pm – 8.30pm

Join Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 861 8624 3089

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Write to:

Communication and Marketing Manager

Castlemaine Health

PO Box 50


VIC 3450




Castlemaine Health:



CHIRP Community Health (03) 5479 1000 or

Castlemaine Health (03) 5471 3555.


Submit an online submission form

We will keep people informed and engaged as we move through this process via the website, social media, local media, letters, meetings and consultation opportunities.


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