This presentation put forward six propositions regarding the value and character of community wellbeing, in particular the economic contribution of social and community programs and initiatives. The six propositions are:\ud 1. Community wellbeing is a useful umbrella concept\ud 2. Everyone benefits from public programs\ud 3. There is an economic as well as social cost of not responding well\ud 4. Local government is key in fostering community wellbeing\ud 5. Good practice involves bringing together a number of perspectives and levers, including social and cultural initiatives\ud 6. Engaging with the community around wellbeing offers an opportunity to enhance the political proces
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