Key stakeholders in the Hughenden 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 Hughenden will be posted on this webpage.

Place-based planning - Co-design Part 3

Part 3 of the co-design process will explore the prioritised actions and solutions identified in part 2 and discuss resourcing and feasibility! 

Wednesday 22 March, 2023  
5:30 – 7:30 pm
RSL Hall, 17 Flinders St, Hughenden
Light supper provided


Thursday 23 March, 2023
9am – 11am
RSL Hall, 17 Flinders St, Hughenden
Morning Tea provided


Can’t make it in person?
A workshop by Zoom will be held on Friday 24 March, 10am-12pm

If none of these options suit, a zoom or personal meeting can be arranged at another suitable time.

Please RSVP by Tuesday 21 March, 2023 for catering purposes, or to receive the zoom link, to Mim Crase, Project Support Officer:  [email protected]

Part 2 Outcomes

Read the summary here

Part 1 Outcomes

Read the summary here 

Future Workshop Dates

Part 4 - TBC

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 Hughenden?

The Hughenden Community Advisory Network (CAN) is the local reference group and members will provide advice and guide the project. 

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 has been recruited to help coordinate activities, implement actions and undertake evaluation. 


Local Project Support Officer - Mim Crase

[email protected]

JCU Contact - Deb Smith

[email protected]

07 4781 6861