Project status: Closed

On Thursday 12 March 2020, the ACT Government launched its Wellbeing Framework.

We’ve established the ACT Wellbeing Framework to measure what’s most important to your quality of life, so we can focus on what you care about in our future decision making. Having a set of Wellbeing Indicators is helping us invest more of our time, energy and creativity to make a real difference for difference for all Canberrans, with a particular focus on those who are not currently sharing in the benefits of our prosperity in the way they should.

The Wellbeing Framework is helping the ACT Government shape the 21-22 Budget. To find out more and have your say, visit

Find out more about the ACT Wellbeing Framework and to view the latest wellbeing data for the ACT, visit

How you had YourSay:

Thank you to everyone who provided feedback that helped to create the ACT Wellbeing Framework.

The Framework was developed through an extensive process of community consultation over an eight-month period in 2019-20. We heard from nearly 3000 Canberrans about what is most important to their quality of life – including from people who do not usually have the opportunity to engage on these sorts of issues. From Gungahlin to Lanyon, from food pantries to Floriade, to evening gatherings over pizza with young people and people of multicultural background, morning teas with seniors, and through the YourSay Community Panel, we heard the stories and experiences of people from across the ACT.

A Consultation Summary Report provides further details of the consultation journey for the Wellbeing Framework, including the many groups we engaged with, and how feedback from the community shaped the Framework at every step.

How we engaged with community organisations:

To develop the Framework, we actively engaged with over 100 Canberra community organisations and advisory bodies. We invited these organisations and other groups who had contributed to the wellbeing conversation to several roundtables 2019. Find out what we heard through the linked reports in the document library.

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