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Workplace Profile

The Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley is one of four local governments that make up the Kimberley region, with the shire itself directly employing over 100 staff covering the following directorates; Office of the Chief Executive Officer, Corporate Services, Infrastructure and Planning, and Community Development.

Health and Wellbeing Profile

The Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley's Workplace Health and Wellbeing Program has been running for nearly 6 years and is coordinated by the Human Resources team. In May 2019, the Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley became a Bronze Recognised Healthy Workplace.

Planning

Following support for the development and expansion of the Workplace Health and Wellbeing Program from Executive Management, the Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley appointed a dedicated Safety and Wellbeing Officer to plan and coordinate wellbeing related activities; who had successfully completed the online HWWA Coordinator Training. To gain support for the program from both Executive Management and employees, the shire established a business case and carried out face to face and electronic consultation with all staff across the shire. 

In addition, a review of shire workplace procedures and past activities was undertaken. Results from this review, in combination with staff consultation, were used to guide the development of a new and improved Workplace Health and Wellbeing Program. 

Health and Wellbeing Program Activities

The Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley Workplace Health and Wellbeing Program encompasses a range of different strategies. Examples of activities implemented and key achievements include: 

  • Dedicated Program Coordinator to oversee and implement program activities
  • Participation in the 10,000 Steps Challenge along with Local Government Shire of Broome
  • Personalised health screening and assessments for all employees including free skin cancer checks and flu vaccinations
  • Subsidised membership costs for physical activity-related events  
  • Flexible working arrangements for staff to support and encourage work/life balance 
  • Regular staff E-newsletters regarding health and wellbeing information
  • Healthy food options and catering at staff events and functions    

The Shire of Wyndham and East Kimberley is now working towards expanding their Workplace Health and Wellbeing Program and transitioning to a higher Recognition level. The Shire hopes to implement a No-Smoking Workplace Policy and reduce employee sedentary behaviour.  

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Industry Government
Workplace size 20 - 199
Location Regional
Current Achievement
Carl Askew Chief Executive Officer - July 2019

The Shire is committed to investing in its employees. This means understanding their personal needs and how we as an organisation can help them to achieve balanced and healthy lifestyles, whilst providing a workplace where they feel valued, encouraged and supported.


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