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The sport and recreation plan includes six key objectives of - access, equity and safety; partnership development; facility development, management and maintenance; community programming for increased participation; volunteer investment and development; and communication networks.
The "Walking and Jogging Routes in the City of Perth" pocket guide has been developed with the entire community in mind and provides all the information you need to know about the best walking and jogging routes in the City of Perth.
Developed by the Department of Transport (July 2011) the Walkability Audit Tool is a tool for use by officers of local government authorities, consultants and community groups. The tool assists local governments in identifying issues to improve pedestrian safety, accessibility and amenity and to identify appropriate countermeasures.
Peta Turner from the Department of Health WA provided information supplied by the City of Cockburn on their successful Healthy Communities Initiative application.
Jo Davies from the Physical Activity Taskforce provided a case study on the City of Rockingham's research and data collection undertaken for their Community Infrastructure Plan.
Toyah Tinworth from the City of Wanneroo provided an overview of the local government's experiences thus far after receiving Healthy Communities Initiative funding.
The Physical Activity Taskforce in conjunction with the Department of Health WA and the WA Local Government Association conducted a Local Government Grants Seminar on Friday 15th July 2011.
Created by the City of Stirling the guide encourages residents to get off the couch and enjoy the wonderful surroundings the City has to offer while living a healthy and active life.
At the Active Transportation Seminar on the 7th April 2011, the following walkability checklist was provided as a guide for identifying issues and areas for improvement, in terms of the the walkability and bikeability of communities.
The Active Tranpsortation seminar on the 7th April 2011 was presented by Canadian guest speaker Michael Haynes, the Director of TransActive Solutions, a company dedicated to improving the walkability and cyclability of Canadian communities. Attendees heard about his experiences with developing active transport policy at a local level.
ActiveSmart is a world-first physical activity participation program model based on the internationally recognised strategy used by the TravelSmart program. It uses tailored information, resources and personal contact to motivate and encourage households to participate in physical activity.
An initiative of the Gold Coast Physical Activity Alliance, designed to encourage the adoption of an active and healthy lifestyle. The website provides information about local events, physical activity opportunities, sporting organisations and healthy eating.
The Be Active Cockburn website is a dedicated physical activity website set up to inform the community about how to lead a healthy lifestyle, with information on TravelSmart, healthy eating, tobacco smoking, alcohol, and mental health.
The Active Freo webpage created by the City of Fremantle provides access to information about local sporting clubs, parks, events, facilities and physical activity opportunities.
Developed by the Taskforce, in conjunction with the Department of Transport, this fact sheet explains: what a Bicycle User Group (BUG) does; how local governments support their BUGs; how to start a BUG; and, information for those in country towns or regional centres.
Developed by the Taskforce, in conjunction with the Department of Transport, this fact sheet explains: what a Local TravelSmart Guide is; what are the benefits of having a guide; who provides the information for the guide; how much the guide costs to produce; how the guide can be promoted and distributed and where to find out more information.
Developed by the Taskforce, in conjunction with the Department of Transport, this fact sheet explains: what active transport is; what the benefits are; how local governments can encourage active transport; and, what local governments are already doing to encourage active transport.
Developed by the Taskforce, in conjunction with the Department of Transport, this fact sheet explains: What a TravelSmart School is; what the benefits of a TravelSmart school are; and, how Local Governments support TravelSmart schools.
Developed by the Taskforce, in conjunction with the Department of Transport, this fact sheet explains: what a Local Government travelSmart Officer is; what the benefits of employing a TravelSmart Officer are; what a TravelSmart officer does; what TravelSmart Officers have achieved so far; and, how to hire a TravelSmart Officer.
Developed by the Taskforce, in conjunction with the Department of Transport, this fact sheet explains: what a TravelSmart workplace is; what the benefits of a TravelSmart workplace are; how local governements can support TravelSmart workplaces, what TravelSmart workplaces have already done; what a Workplace Travel Plan is; and, how to find out more information.
The Taskforce, in conjunction with the Department of Transport, developed a series of TravelSmart fact sheets to assist local governments, individuals and relevant organisations in understanding the TravelSmart program and the benefits it has to offer.
The Physical Activity Taskforce, with support from Healthway and the National Heart Foundation - WA Division, developed this guide to assist agencies that wish to promote walking. It draws from the experiences and examples of local governments and other agencies and groups who are successfully promoting walking in their community.
The Linked in 2 Youth Seminar was held on Tuesday 21 September 2010. The purpose of this seminar was to discuss a range of strategies to engage young people in physical activity.
Ben Kent's presentation drew on his experience in the youth sector to share what he has learnt regarding young people's value and desire when it comes to keeping active.
As CEO of Perth Wildcats, Nick Marvin's club website is the most trafficked in the NBL. Using direct marketing and online strategies, the club’s membership has experienced annual growth of 35% resulting in consecutive sell-out attendances for over two years.
Michael Quirk's presentation provides a practical example of how Local Governments can successfully apply State Planning Policy Development Contributions for Infrastructure 3.6 and what it means in reality.
|Tags:||Built Environment, Community facilities, Infrastructure, Local government, Physical activity levels, Planning (built environment/infrastructure), Presentation, Publications, Recreation facilities, Sports and leisure facilities, Town planning|
The Physical Activity Taskforce conducted a Community Infrastructure Planning Seminar for the Local Government sector and interested persons on Monday 13th December 2010.
The project undertaken by the Shire of Ngaanyatjarraku sought to increase options for residents to improve their health in structured and non structured physical activity.
The purpose of the plan was to provide the impetus for a measureable increase in physical activity opportunities in the local community.
Building on a Physical Activity Plan already created, the City of Perth sought to develop an urban environment that supports physical activity and to promote resources to inform the community of local physical activity opportunities.
Interest from the community has lead the Shire of Mukinbudin to prioritise walking as an alternative to sport, which has resulted in upgrades of infrastructure and walking maps and groups now available.
With a high number of seniors in the area, the Town of Narrogin established an active seniors group to encourage residents (including CaLD and indigenous members of the community) to participate in physical activity with the assistance of community groups.
With a very diverse multicultural community the Shire of Katanning sought to expand on existing programs to improve regular participation in physical activity. This involved targeting those community members not already engaged in physical activity and structured sport by removing barriers to participation.
The City of Fremantle identified women as a key target group to improve levels of physical activity and healthy eating. A ten week course involving participating being introduced to new physical activities options in the local community and education in the importance of nutrition and physical activity.
With many children inactive after school the Shire of Harvey introduced 'Super Skate', a safe, physically active social outing for primary school aged children which also resulted in many adults enjoying casual skating.
The Shire implemented a walking program to increase physical activity levels of residents followed by a 10,000 Step Challenge. This case study examines the project objectives, strategies, costs, results and lessons learned.
The City identified gaps in the range of community programs they offered and subsequently established a number of walking initiatives for residents and their dogs, which also showcased outdoor areas and promoted responsible dog ownership. This case study examines the project objectives, strategies, costs, results and lessons learned.
The Town and Shire of Northam set out to increase walking within the town centre, as an alternative to driving from location to location. This case study examines the project objectives, strategies, costs, results and lessons learned.
To increase the physical activity levels of the community, the Town of Kwinana employed a Physical Activity Officer who was responsible for implementing the Town of Kwinana's Physical Activity Plan. This case study examines the project objectives, strategies, costs, results and lessons learned.
Responding to the diverse needs and capabilities of 21 Local Governments, Walk The Wheatbelt project sought to involve the whole community in a free walking program. This case study examines the project objectives, strategies, costs, results and lessons learned.
The City of Rockingham set out to increase resident's physical activity by establishing walking initiatives in public spaces. This case study outlines the project objectives, what happened, the critical success factors and the costs of the project.
The resource produced by the City of Rockingham showcases five walks in different suburbs.
The resource developed by the Shire of Mukinbudin outlines a 4.6 kilometre walk around the township.
The City of Joondalup booklet showcases a walking route in every suburb of the City.
The resource developed by the Shire of Irwin outlines 12 walks around the township of Dongara Denison and the coastline.
The Shire of Busselton publication 'Walk-Cycle Busselton' showcases five local walking and cycling routes.
The resource developed by the Shire of Dandaragan showcases a walk along the Jurien Bay coastline.
Walk maps are located on pages 20 to 21 of the City of Belmont, Leisure, Art & Cultural Guide 2008. The resource includes four walk trails set amongst local waterways.
The 'Wicked Walks' resource was developed by the Town of Bassendean in 2008. It includes walk maps for three local suburbs and provides a good example of the type of walking resources Local Governments can produce to encourage the community to get more active.
The Taskforce compiled examples of walk maps developed by local governments. These maps make it easier for people to be active by cycling, walking or using public transport while doing their everyday activities.
The Physical Activity and Nutrition Plan provides a framework to guide the City of Geraldton-Greenough to plan, develop, implement, evaluate and sustain physical activity programs, opportunities and services for all residents, into the future.
The City of Fremantle Physical Activity Strategic Plan aims to provide a framework and a set of objectives to assist the City to plan, develop, implement and evaluate physical activity programs and services into the future.
The Physical Activity and Nutrition Strategic Plan provides a framework and a set of objectives to assist the City of Belmont to plan, develop, implement, evaluate and sustain physical activity and healthy eating programs, opportunities and services into the future.
The Physical Activity Strategic Plan provides a framework to guide the Town of Bassendean to plan, develop, implement, evaluate and sustain physical activity programs, opportunities and services into the future.
The Taskforce compiled a list of sample physical activity plans which may assist local governments and other key stakeholders in developing their own physical activity plans.
|Tags:||Physical activity plans|
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The City of Wanneroo created the Get Active Wanneroo 10,000 plan in response to the declining levels of physical activity in Western Australia.
With high levels of of inactivity in the Peel Region, the appointment of a Physical Activity Project Officer was fundamental to addressing the barriers to participation and inactivity amongst residents.
This project developed a Physical Activity Strategic Plan with a whole of Council approach, to ensure a sustainable and comprehensive way to support and promote physical activity was adopted in the City of Fremantle.
The City of Belmont identified the need to develop a Physical Activity and Healthy Eating Plan that met the needs of the community and improved awareness of health, social, safety and economic benefits of physical activity and nutrition.
Seeking to establish a sustainable program for promoting and educating local residents about the benefits of physical activity, the City of Belmont coordinated 10,000 steps programs.
The Local Activity Grants program offered matched grants for local governments and community groups to encourage new and innovative approaches to increasing physical activity. The grants recognised a sustainable increase in physical activity requires a cross-government, multi agency approach.
The Centre for Exercise and Sports Science Research (CESSR) aims to conduct high quality research in exercise and sports science to support and enhance the teaching of exercise and sports science at Edith Cowan University. In addition to this the CESSR aim to link with other groups and institutes to help support sport and exercise at a local, state, national and international level.
The Centre for the Built Environment and Health is part of the School of Population Health at the University of Western Australia. The centre plans to strengthen research in the area of urban environments and how they meet the needs of specific age groups.
ROC-Kreation Smart Clubs was created by the City of Rockingham to enhance and assist council and clubs to progress the management and development of sustainable, accessible "better" safer and smarter sport and recreation people, places and networks in the City.
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