Key stakeholders in the Clermont community are working collaboratively and participating in the Integrated Health Care Planning for Health and Prosperity (place-based planning) projectThe project aims to improve the responsiveness of health services to the health needs of communities in the North Queensland region. Resources and workshop information for project activities in Clermont will be posted on this webpage. 

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Project update - 2023 October

Next steps: Evaluation of the co-design process

Whilst the team are implementing the action plan, we will also be soon starting to undertake an evaluation of the co-design process. Anyone who was involved in the workshops or interviews will be invited to participate in a brief interview for the evaluation. The aim is to gain everyone’s opinion on how well the place-based planning process worked and what could be done differently. We will be in touch with participants shortly to see if you would be interested in participating in this next part of the project. Participation is voluntary.

Co-design Process Summaries

The co-design workshops are now complete. Summaries from the initial co-design workshops are available here:

Read or download Part 1 summary here

Read or download Part 2 summary here

Read or download Part 3 summary here

Read or download Part 4 summary here

What is place-based planning?

Place-based planning takes ‘an holistic approach to health services planning’. It is informed by exploring multiple different types of data including demographic, socioeconomic, workforce, and health behaviours and status; and developing partnerships between local health service providers (public and private), community groups, local, state/regional and national governments and their relevant agencies to use this data, with the benefit of local knowledge, to develop and deliver health programs and services.” (Yeboah 2005)

It takes: “a locally grounded approach to generate locally relevant solutions.” (Panzera 2016)


Yeboah, D. A. (2005). A framework for place based health planning. Australian Health Review, 29(1), 30-36.

Panzera AJ, Murray R, Stewart R, Mills J, Beaton N, Larkins S. Regional health workforce planning through action research: lessons for commissioning health services from a case study in Far North Queensland. Aust J Prim Health. 2016;22(1):63-68. doi: 10.1071/PY15149. PMID: 27469053.

How will place-based planning happen in Clermont?

A local reference group has been established with representation by key stakeholders. The group will guide the project and provide advice.

Four co-design workshops are planned (approx. 1.5 to 2 hours duration) involving community members, service providers, managers and other key stakeholders to identify issues and explore solutions.  If you are unable to attend a workshop, a one-on-one meeting can be arranged with a project team member so you can share your views.

Everyone is welcome to participate in the workshops or through interviews. Participation is voluntary.

Following the co-design workshops an action plan will be developed and prioritised, feasible actions implemented. Evaluation will be undertaken in relation to the co-design process and also impacts and outcomes of the actions. A local Project Support Officer will help coordinate activities, implement actions and undertake evaluation. 


Local Contact - Sandy Frost

Clermont Connect 

Clermont Railway Station  Herschel St, Clermont  Qld

[email protected] 


JCU Contact - Kaz Johnston

[email protected]

07 4781 5835