The City of Ballarat has been a Best Start site since 2004. Fundamental to the development of the MEYP 2015–2018 has been the incorporation of the Best Start program and action planning. The strategic directions for Best Start have been combined into the MEYP 2015–2018 and are linked to the MEYP goals and strategies. Leadership and endorsement of this direction has been provided by the City of Ballarat MEYP Executive.
The Best Start Action Plan will be reviewed annually by the MEYP Executive to ensure the priorities and activities continue to support the implementation of the MEYP 2015-2018. The key priorities of the Best Start Action Plan are identified in the MEYP Strategic Plan.