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Sharing School Facilities Research

Sharing School Facilities Research

A new research brief from Active Living Research summarises research on community access to school sport and recreation facilities outside of school hours, as well as studies that examine the shared use of school facilities and programs with other community groups or agencies. It also describes challenges commonly associated with the shared use of recreational facilities, and opportunities for policy-makers at the state and local level.

Social Cities

Social Cities

Humans are social animals: relationships are critical to our wellbeing. Indeed, a lack of face-to-face contact can put our health at risk. This understanding has inspired the Grattan Institute's new report, Social Cities. It looks at ways to make cities better places to live by increasing our opportunities to connect with other people.

Angie Leighton - Happy Productive Employees

Angie Leighton - Happy Productive Employees

Angie Leighton, Blooming Minds WA, presents some staggering statistics regarding the prevalence of mental health issues in Australia, what the cost is for workplaces and the importance of developing, implementing and reviewing your workplace mental health policies.

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Paul Taylor - Economic Benefits of Active Employees

Paul Taylor - Economic Benefits of Active Employees

Paul Taylor's presentation focuses on the link between cognitive function and vigorous physical activity, making a strong case for increased investment in workplace health programs for significantly increased workplace productivity through reduced absenteeism and presenteeism.

Walk WA: Walking Strategy Appendices

Walk WA: Walking Strategy Appendices

This Appendices document accompanies the Walk WA: A Walking Strategy for Western Australia 2007 – 2020 (Walk WA) document.

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WA Walking Strategy 2007-2020 - Appendices

WA Walking Strategy 2007-2020 - Appendices

This Appendices document accompanies the Walk WA: A Walking Strategy for Western Australia 2007 – 2020 (Walk WA) document.

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Addressing Active Living through Councils’ Integrated Planning and Reporting Framework

Addressing Active Living through Councils’ Integrated Planning and Reporting Framework

The Active Living Integrated Planning and Reporting Framework (IPR) Resource has been prepared for the Premier’s Council for Active Living and the New South Wales Division of Local Government, Department of Premier and Cabinet.

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Creating Places for People: Urban Design Protocol

Creating Places for People: Urban Design Protocol

Creating Places for People is a collective commitment to best practice urban design in Australia. The protocol is the result of two years of collaboration between peak community and industry organisations, and governments at all levels.

Submission - Metropolitan Local Government Review Panel Issues Paper (Dec 2011)

Submission - Metropolitan Local Government Review Panel Issues Paper (Dec 2011)

This submission, written on behalf of the Physical Activity Taskforce (Taskforce), provides comment on the Metropolitan Local Government Review Panel Issues Paper.

Planning and Designing for Pedestrians: Guidelines

Planning and Designing for Pedestrians: Guidelines

Revised Guidelines designed to provide clear guidance on current standards and best practice for the planning and design of pedestrian facilities in Western Australia are now available. It incorporates current Western Australian Policies, Standards and Guidelines and refers to Austroads Guide to Traffic Management and Guide to Road Design series, and relevant Australian Standards.

It's Your Move! Getting Students Active Presentation

It's Your Move! Getting Students Active Presentation

On Tuesday 29 November 2011, the Physical Activity Taskforce invited school principals, teachers and representatives of school boards to an information session on how schools can help children develop the knowledge, skills and habits for lifelong healthy and active living.

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Diagnosis of Physical Activity in Western Australia

Diagnosis of Physical Activity in Western Australia

In 2011, as part of a broader strategic directions project, the Physical Activity Taskforce commissioned TNS Australia to conduct a diagnosis of physical activity in Western Australia.

Active Living for All

Active Living for All

Launched on Thursday 15 December 2011, the Active Living for All framework represents the strategic direction for increasing and improving opportunities for physical activity in Western Australia (WA) over the next five years (2012 - 2016).

Toronto Charter for Physical Activity

Toronto Charter for Physical Activity

The Toronto Charter for Physical Activity was launched in May 2010 by Global Advocacy for Physical Activity and has become a key advocacy document for government and NGO's around the world.

2012 School Calendar and Information Kit

2012 School Calendar and Information Kit

Schools are in an ideal position to provide physical activity opportunities for children and help them develop the knowledge, skills and habits for lifelong healthy and active living.

2012 School Information Kit

2012 School Information Kit

The following information package was developed by the Physical Activity Taskforce’s School Promotions Sub-Group to assist schools in planning 2012 physical activity education and programs.

2012 School Calendar

2012 School Calendar

The following calendar is intended to assist schools in planning 2012 physical activity programs, events and professional development for staff, in support of providing the mandatory two hours of physical activity per week for students in years 1-10.

Local Government Active Living Strategy

Local Government Active Living Strategy

The Taskforce developed a Local Government Active Living Strategy which aimed to support Local Government through a coordinated and collaborative approach to key issues that impact on opportunities for active living within the community.

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Active Living in Your Neighbourhoods Seminar

Active Living in Your Neighbourhoods Seminar

The Physical Activity Taskforce conducted the Active Living in Your Neighbourhoods breakfast on Tuesday 25 October, targeted at Local Government decision makers.

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Professor Fiona Bull Presentation

Professor Fiona Bull Presentation

Professor Bull, from the Centre for Built Environment and Health - School of Population Health, presented on the global physical activity agenda and how this can help inform local direction to your community.

Mark Fenton Presentation

Mark Fenton Presentation

Mr Fenton shared his knowledge on how to create more active places and people in your community – leading to more liveable, sustainable, and productive cities and towns.

It's Your Move! Getting Students Active

It's Your Move! Getting Students Active

The following brochure was co-developed by the Department of Education and Physical Activity Taskforce to assist schools in understanding how they can support students to develop the knowledge, skills and habits for lifelong healthy and active living.

City of Perth 'Walking and Jogging Routes'

City of Perth 'Walking and Jogging Routes'

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.

Commentary on the UN High Level Meeting on NCDs

Commentary on the UN High Level Meeting on NCDs

AusPAnet Director and Heart Foundation (WA) Director of Cardiovascular Health Trevor Shilton reports from New York where he was a delegate at the United Nations High Level Meeting on Non-communicable Disease Prevention (representing the International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE)).

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Amendments to WA Bicycle Regulations

Amendments to WA Bicycle Regulations

On 30 August 2011 amendments to Western Australian bicycle regulations were announced. A key amendment is that adults are now permitted to ride a compliant* power assisted pedal cycle (PAPC) on shared paths with the power engaged.

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Healthy Active by Design Principles

Healthy Active by Design Principles

The Physical Activity Taskforce presented on healthy active by design principles at the New Urbanism and Smart Transport 2011 International Conference held in Perth (26 - 27 September 2011).

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Move More Outdoors - Presentation by William Bird

Move More Outdoors - Presentation by William Bird

The UK's primary health care approach to using the natural environment to get more people active. Presented by Dr William Bird, renowned UK GP and public health professional, and Griffin Longley, CEO of Nature Play WA.

Move More Outdoors - Presentation by William Bird

Move More Outdoors - Presentation by William Bird

On Thursday 15 September, at an event hosted by the Physical Activity Taskforce, Dr William Bird presented his ideas around the role of primary health care to encourage behaviour change and increase physical activity participation in the natural environment.

Brain boost: Sport and physical activity enhance children’s learning

Brain boost: Sport and physical activity enhance children’s learning

The paper developed by the Department of Sport and Recreation WA provides information about the link between physical activity and academic achievement.

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Sitting Less for Adults - Heart Foundation Fact Sheet

Sitting Less for Adults - Heart Foundation Fact Sheet

Developed by the National Heart Foundation, this fact sheet outlines why sitting less is better for your health, what the recommendations for sitting are and some practical suggestions on how you can reduce your sitting time.

Summary of 2008-2010 ERASS data for Western Australia

Summary of 2008-2010 ERASS data for Western Australia

Prepared by the Physical Activity Taskforce, this document provides a summary of participation for Western Australian respondents to the 2008, 2009 and 2010 Exercise, Recreation and Sport Surveys (ERASS), with comparisons made to the national results.

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National Cycling Participation Survey (2011)

National Cycling Participation Survey (2011)

The Australian Bicycle Council has released the following National Cycling Participation Survey (31 August 2011). The survey, which reports on cycling for transport and recreation, provides baseline data on cycling participation in Australia.

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The British Cycling Economy - Gross Cycling Product Report

The British Cycling Economy - Gross Cycling Product Report

The London School of Economics and Political Science have released the following Gross Cycling Product report which determines that cycling annually contributes almost £3 billion to the UK economy.

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Planning and Developments - Public Health Considerations

Planning and Developments - Public Health Considerations

Developed by the Department of Health, the following information sheet provides guidance on public health considerations to be taken into account when planning residential estates, precincts and urban developments. The information included is intended for State Government, local governments and developers.

Health and Wellbeing of Western Australian Adults 2010

Health and Wellbeing of Western Australian Adults 2010

The WA Department of Health released its summary of adult data from the Health and Wellbeing Surveillance Survey (HWSS) on 16 July 2011. The HWSS is a continuous data collection system which was developed by the Department of Health to monitor the health and wellbeing of Western Australians. This report presents what WA adults aged 16 years and over were saying about their health and wellbeing in 2010.

Submission - Draft Wheatbelt Land Use Planning Strategy (August 2011)

Submission - Draft Wheatbelt Land Use Planning Strategy (August 2011)

This submission is written on behalf of the Physical Activity Taskforce (the Taskforce) to provide comment on the draft Wheatbelt Land Use Planning Strategy.

Submission - Draft Stirling City Centre Structure Plan (August 2011)

Submission - Draft Stirling City Centre Structure Plan (August 2011)

This submission, written on behalf of the Physical Activity Taskforce (Taskforce), provides comment on the 'Submission - Draft Stirling City Centre Structure Plan' to assist in the development of the final city centre structure plan for the City of Stirling.

Active Transportation to School - Review of Interventions

Active Transportation to School - Review of Interventions

Published by the International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2011, this paper reviews intervention studies related to active school transportation. The aim of the review is to guide future intervention research.

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International Advocacy: Physical Activity - Global Health

International Advocacy: Physical Activity - Global Health

The following international physical activity advocacy resource was developed by the World Heart Federation in collaboration with Global Advocacy for Physical Activity (GAPA), IASO and HRIDAY (Health Related Information Dissemination Amongst Youth). The resource makes a strong case for promoting physical activity as a priority for policy, school curricula, and community activity.

Built Environment - Literature Review

Built Environment - Literature Review

The University of New South Wales' Healthy Built Environments Program (HBEP) has completed a major scholarly literature review (2011) examining the role of the built environment in supporting human health as part of everyday living.

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Presentation - Social Media for Government Marketing

Presentation - Social Media for Government Marketing

Presentation delivered by Donna Van Bueren, National Client Director, TNS Social Research (August 2011) to outline the key findings of two substantial social research studies which recently looked at the habits and needs of the online population.

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Social Media for Government Marketing

Social Media for Government Marketing

This social marketing presentation by Donna Van Bueren, National Client Director, TNS Social Research, outlines the key findings of two substantial social research studies which recently looked at the habits and needs of the online population.

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Submission - WA Primary Health Care Strategy (July 2011)

Submission - WA Primary Health Care Strategy (July 2011)

This submission, written on behalf of the Physical Activity Taskforce (Taskforce), provides comment on the 'WA Primary Health Care Strategy - Consultation Paper' to assist in the development of the final primary health care strategy for Western Australia (WA).

Weight Related Public Messages - Risk of Harm

Weight Related Public Messages - Risk of Harm

The National Eating Disorders Collaboration has developed a report which looks at the unintended consequences of campaigns and resources that provide weight-related messages.

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12 Attributes of Bikeway Networks

12 Attributes of Bikeway Networks

The following one page document by Paul-Andre Larose, Ph.D. Ontario, Canada, lists the twelve key attributes necessary for a successful bikeway network which encourages and supports the uptake of active transport.

The 4th R Curriculum Resource - Years 4 to 7

The 4th R Curriculum Resource - Years 4 to 7

The year 4 to 7 (middle school) 4th R Curriculum Resource package aims to provide guidance for educators using Department of Sport and Recreation - Recreation Camps programs and will assist schools in choosing from the diverse range of programs on offer.

Australian Social Trends (cat.no.4102.0)

Australian Social Trends (cat.no.4102.0)

This article looks at the rates of participation in sport and physical recreation across Australia for people aged 15 years and over, by selected characteristics and by selected activities.

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Eat Well Play Well: A Guide for Parents

Eat Well Play Well: A Guide for Parents

Developed by the Department of Education, with funding support from the Physical Activity Taskforce, this booklet for parents has been developed to help tackle the increasingly serious issues of childhood obesity and inactivity.

Walkability Audit Tool

Walkability Audit Tool

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.

Creating Healthy Neighbourhoods

Creating Healthy Neighbourhoods

Developed by the Heart Foundation, this brochure highlights the results of consumer preferences for healthy developments and provides some basic guidance to the development industry on how new developments can appeal to the market demand for healthy neighbourhoods.

Sport for All Handout (Department of Sport and Recreation)

Sport for All Handout (Department of Sport and Recreation)

Claire Ditri from the Department of Sport and Recreation provided an overview of the Sport for All initiative as outlined in the brochure. (No PowerPoint presentation used).

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Healthy Communities Initiative Grants Overview Presentation - City of Cockburn Case Study

Healthy Communities Initiative Grants Overview Presentation - City of Cockburn Case Study

Peta Turner from the Department of Health WA provided information supplied by the City of Cockburn on their successful Healthy Communities Initiative application.

Agenda - Local Government Grants Seminar

Agenda - Local Government Grants Seminar

The agenda for the Local Government Grants Seminar held on Friday 15th July 2011.

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Other Funding Opportunities - Healthway

Other Funding Opportunities - Healthway

Information about the various Healthway Grants available to be applied for by local governments.

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Community Profiling – Data Requirements and Sources Presentation (Department of Sport and Recreation) - Handout

Community Profiling – Data Requirements and Sources Presentation (Department of Sport and Recreation) - Handout

The document developed by the Department of Sport and Recreation provides local governments with sources of data collection.

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Community Profiling – Data Requirements & Sources Presentation (Department of Health) - Handout 2

Community Profiling – Data Requirements & Sources Presentation (Department of Health) - Handout 2

Given the small population numbers in the following Local Government Areas (LGAs), the Department of Health’s Epidemiology Branch is unable to provide valid and reliable prevalence estimates. However, data for the health district can be provided as outlined in this document.

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Healthy Communities Initiative Grants Overview Presentation - Handout

Healthy Communities Initiative Grants Overview Presentation - Handout

The following is a list of services and website links you may find useful when gathering information to complete your Healthy Communities Initiative grant application. This information is being provided as a service to local governments and the Department of Health, WA Local Government Association and the Physical Activity Taskforce do not accept responsibility for or endorse the content or condition of any site.

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Applying for Funding – Key Considerations Presentation - City of Rockingham Case Study

Applying for Funding – Key Considerations Presentation - City of Rockingham Case Study

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.

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Building Spaces and Places for Children and Young People

Building Spaces and Places for Children and Young People

This publication by the Commissioner for Children and Young People highlights positive examples of how working with children and young people can lead to better outcomes in the built environment. The publication aims to complement other resources available in this area.

Other Funding Opportunities - Senior's Week Grants - Council on the Ageing WA

Other Funding Opportunities - Senior's Week Grants - Council on the Ageing WA

Information about the Council on the Ageing WA - Senior's Week Grants.

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Other Funding Opportunities - Department for Communities Grant Information

Other Funding Opportunities - Department for Communities Grant Information

Information about the various Department for Communities Grants available to be applied for by local governments.

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Other Funding Opportunities

Other Funding Opportunities

Rebecca Fidrych from the Physical Activity Taskforce provided an overview of several grant opportunities available that had not already been outlined.

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Trails Grants Presentation

Trails Grants Presentation

Geordie Thompson from the Department of Sport and Recreation provided an overview of the Trails Grants Program.

City of Wanneroo - Healthy Communities Initiative Presentation

City of Wanneroo - Healthy Communities Initiative Presentation

Toyah Tinworth from the City of Wanneroo provided an overview of the local government's experiences thus far after receiving Healthy Communities Initiative funding.

Community Profiling – Data Requirements and Sources Presentation (Department of Sport and Recreation)

Community Profiling – Data Requirements and Sources Presentation (Department of Sport and Recreation)

Susan McDonald from the Department of Sport and Recreation provided an overview of sources the department uses for community profiling.

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Community Profiling – Data Requirements and Sources Presentation (Department of Health)

Community Profiling – Data Requirements and Sources Presentation (Department of Health)

Sarah Joyce from the Department of Health WA provided an overview of data that is available from the department and other government sources.

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Healthy Communities Initiative Grants Overview Presentation

Healthy Communities Initiative Grants Overview Presentation

Peta Turner from the Department of Health WA provided an overview of the national Healthy Communities Initiative Grants.

Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund Presentation

Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund Presentation

Clayton White from the Department of Sport and Recreation provided an overview of the Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund.

Community Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Grants Presentation

Community Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Grants Presentation

Lisa Wheatley from the Heart Foundation provided an overview of the Community Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Grants available as part of the national Swap It, Don’t Stop It campaign.

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Local Government Grants Seminar

Local Government Grants Seminar

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.

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Applying for Funding – Key Considerations Presentation

Applying for Funding – Key Considerations Presentation

Jo Del Prete from the Physical Activity Taskforce provided an overview of considerations for local governments when applying for grants.

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Community Profiling – Data Requirements & Sources Presentation (Department of Health) - Handout 1

Community Profiling – Data Requirements & Sources Presentation (Department of Health) - Handout 1

The document by the Department of Health WA is to be used by local governments to request data required for Healthy Communities Initiative grant applications.

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Submission - WA Planning Commission Rural Policies (June 2011)

Submission - WA Planning Commission Rural Policies (June 2011)

In this submission the Taskforce outlined it's support for the objectives of the overarching planning framework for rural land use planning within Western Australia and the principle changes being proposed within SPP 2.5. The Taskforce provides a number of comments for consideration by the Western Australian Planning Commission in SPP 2.5 and the implementation policies contained in DC Policy 3.4.

The 4th R Curriculum Resource

The 4th R Curriculum Resource

Recognising the diverse requirements on principals and educators in committing to out of school learning opportunities, the Department of Sport and Recreation - Recreation Camps have developed some tools to aid teacher planning and identification of learning outcomes from school camps and physical activity programs.

The 4th R Curriculum Resource - Years 8 to 10

The 4th R Curriculum Resource - Years 8 to 10

The year 8 to 10 4th R Curriculum Resource package aims to provide guidance for educators using Department of Sport and Recreation - Recreation Camps programs and will assist schools in choosing from the diverse range of programs on offer.

National Secondary School Diet and Activity Survey (NaSSDA)

National Secondary School Diet and Activity Survey (NaSSDA)

The National Secondary Student's Diet and Activity (NaSSDA) survey 2009-10 is jointly funded by the state Cancer Councils, Cancer Council Australia and the National Heart Foundation of Australia.

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Choose Active Transport Resource

Choose Active Transport Resource

The Physical Activity Taskforce, in collaboration with the National Heart Foundation (WA) and the Departments of Transport, Sport and Recreation, Education and Health, produced a Year K-7 teacher resource to foster more active transport to and from schools.

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Matilda's Storybook

Matilda's Storybook

Matilda's Morning Adventures is an early childhood storybook designed to accompany the Choose Active Transport resource for teachers.

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An Australian Vision for Active Transport

An Australian Vision for Active Transport

This report, prepared by the Australia Local Government Association, Bus Industry Confederation, Cycling Promotion Fund, National Heart Foundation of Australia and International Association of Public Transport, calls on the Australian Government to make a major commitment to driving active transport in Australia.

Department of Transport - Cycling Brochures

Department of Transport - Cycling Brochures

The Department of Transport produces and distributes a range of comprehensive cycling brochures, which can be downloaded from the cycling section of their website.

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Submission - Draft Pilbara Planning and Infrastructure Framework (May 2011)

Submission - Draft Pilbara Planning and Infrastructure Framework (May 2011)

In this submission the Taskforce outlines it's support for the intent to provide a strategic planning profile and direction for the Pilbara region and provides a number of comments for consideration by the Pilbara Regional Planning Committee and the Western Australian Planning Commission.

Submission - RDA Perth Draft Regional Plan (May 2011)

Submission - RDA Perth Draft Regional Plan (May 2011)

The Taskforce's Built Environment Advisory Committee has reviewed the RDA Perth Draft Regional Plan and provided a number of comments for consideration by the Perth Committee of Regional Development Australia.

Active Travel Behaviour Change - Targeting Secondary School Students

Active Travel Behaviour Change - Targeting Secondary School Students

Arthur spoke on increasing active transport amongst secondary school students through authentic youth engagement. He shared his personal stories of success, the theoretical evidence base for student leadership and gave some tips on some of the challenges with sustaining effective student engagement.

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Active Travel Behaviour Change - Targeting Secondary School Students

Active Travel Behaviour Change - Targeting Secondary School Students

On Tuesday 3 May a small group of stakeholders participated in an interactive webinar with Arthur Orsini of Urbanthinkers from Vancouver, Canada.

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Walkability Checklist

Walkability Checklist

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.

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Obesity and the Economics of Prevention

Obesity and the Economics of Prevention

Published by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) this book is the result of work undertaken at the OECD since 2007. A wealth of data and analysis is presented within, with the aim of supporting the development of policies for tackling obesity and preventing chronic diseases.

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Submission - Office of Energy (April 2011)

Submission - Office of Energy (April 2011)

The Taskforce has reviewed the Energy2031 Strategic Energy Initiative Directions Paper and, in this submission, has provided a number of comments for consideration by the Office of Energy in the process of developing the Strategic Energy initiative.

PHAIWA - Public Health Advocacy Toolkit

PHAIWA - Public Health Advocacy Toolkit

Developed by the Public Health Advocacy Institute of Western Australia, this toolkit is a practical resource that supports and encourages health professionals and interested organisations to engage in advocacy.

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Fit Body, Fit Mind & Soul (links to external site)

Fit Body, Fit Mind & Soul (links to external site)

Developed by the Department of Communities Office for Youth, this toolkit contains a number of fact sheets to help young people deal with conflicting demands on their time, stress from work and school, and expectations from family, friends and colleagues. It is a young person's guide in the pursuit of positive mental and emotional health.

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Heart Foundation Walkability Checklist

Heart Foundation Walkability Checklist

The National Heart Foundation has developed a checklist, as a national consumer advocacy tool, that asks community residents to be the ‘eyes and feet’ of their Local Government council to provide feedback on the ‘walkability’ of their local neighbourhoods.

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Global Recommendations on Physical Activity for Health

Global Recommendations on Physical Activity for Health

The World Health Organization developed the "Global Recommendations on Physical Activity for Health" with the overall aim of providing national and regional level policy makers with guidance on the dose-response relationship between the frequency, duration, intensity, type and total amount of physical activity needed for the prevention of non-communicable diseases.

Active Transportation Walkability and Cyclability Checklist

Active Transportation Walkability and Cyclability Checklist

The checklist provides a mechanism to assess the walkability and bikeability of a local area.

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Active Transportation Seminar

Active Transportation Seminar

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.

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Active Healthy Communities

Active Healthy Communities

The 'Active Healthy Communities: A Resource Package for Local Government to Create Supportive Environments for Physical Activity and Healthy Eating' website and resource developed by the Queensland Government and the Heart Foundation provides practical guidance to councils to create supportive environments for physical activity and healthy eating.

A Guide to Governing Shared Community Facilities – Victoria 2010

A Guide to Governing Shared Community Facilities – Victoria 2010

Developed by the Victorian Department of Planning and Community Development, these guidelines provide practical information about the governance of shared community facilities and the tools and documents needed to support good governance.

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Managing Shared Facilities Resource

Managing Shared Facilities Resource

The Taskforce's Built Environment Schools Working Group is developing a resource on managing shared facilities, such as school ovals, swimming pools and recreation centers. The aim of the resource is to develop a suite of tools that provide practical guidance on the management and governance of shared use facilities in the community.

Guide to the WA Planning System

Guide to the WA Planning System

The guide developed by the Department of Sport and Recreation provides an overview of the Western Australian Planning system which coordinates land use and development by balancing a number of potentially competing issues relating to the economy, social and environmental matters.

Public Health Planning

Public Health Planning

Developed by the Public Health Advocacy Institute of Western Australia this resource is designed as a comprehensive and community based Public Health Plan that can be implemented, evaluated and sustained.

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Community Engagement in Plan Making

Community Engagement in Plan Making

The document developed by the UK Local Government Improvement and Development and Planning Advisory Service provides advice to help develop an appropriate and effective approach to engaging with communities in plan-making to help shape the place they live to create better and more sustainable communities.

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Staying Mentally Healthy

Staying Mentally Healthy

Developed by the Department of Communities, this is a brochure for seniors about depression. One of the key areas covered is the importance of physical activity and social contact in preventing depression in older people.

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built4kids

built4kids

built4kids has been developed by the NSW Commission for Children and Young People to help create built environments that meet the needs of children and young people.

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Integrated Planning & Reporting

Integrated Planning & Reporting

The Department of Local Government developed the guidelines to assist local governments in undertaking strategic planning.

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Year published: 2010
Pedometer Challenge Checklist

Pedometer Challenge Checklist

This resource produced by the Physical Activity Taskforce provides a comprehensive list of factors to consider when developing a pedometer challenge.

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Age-friendly Built Environments

Age-friendly Built Environments

Developed by the Australian Local Government Association this resource includes six fact sheets which cover a range of age-friendly built environment issues, which are relevant to local councils including case studies.

Promoting Physical Activity and Active Living in Urban Environments

Promoting Physical Activity and Active Living in Urban Environments

Developed by the World Health Organization, this booklet concisely overviews the best available evidence on physical activity in the urban environment and makes suggestions for policy and practice based on that evidence.

Investments that Work for Physical Activity

Investments that Work for Physical Activity

Published by the Global Advocacy for Physical Activity, Investments that Work for Physical Activity is complementary to the Toronto Charter for Physical Activity. The document can be used to support your work in raising the priority of physical activity and the benefits of investment and increased action.

The Toronto Charter for Physical Activity

The Toronto Charter for Physical Activity

The Toronto Charter for Physical Activity was launched in May 2010 by Global Advocacy for Physical Activity and has become a key advocacy document for government and NGO's around the world.

What is a Bicycle User Group?

What is a Bicycle User Group?

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.

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Year published: 2011
What is a Local TravelSmart Guide?

What is a Local TravelSmart Guide?

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.

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Year published: 2011
What is Active Transport?

What is Active Transport?

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.

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What is a TravelSmart School?

What is a TravelSmart School?

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.

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What is a Local Government TravelSmart Officer?

What is a Local Government TravelSmart Officer?

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.

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Making Workplaces TravelSmart

Making Workplaces TravelSmart

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.

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TravelSmart Program

TravelSmart Program

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.

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Year published: 2011
Healthy by Design – Victoria 2004

Healthy by Design – Victoria 2004

Prepared by the National Heart Foundation of Australia (Victoria Division), Healthy by Design: A Planners' Guide to Environments for Active Living has been developed with the aim of making it easier for planners to incorporate, into daily planning decisions, design considerations that positively impact on the health and well being of all Victorians.

How to Promote Walking for Local Governments

How to Promote Walking for Local Governments

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.

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Year published: 2007
Choose Active Transport

Choose Active Transport

The Choose Active Transport presentation covers the funding bodies and partners that were responsible for this resource being developed, the steps involved in developing this resource and specific information on the Teachers Resource and Matilda's Morning Adventures storybook.

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Choose Active Transport

Choose Active Transport

The following presentation relates to the Choose Active Transport Teachers' Resource which was launched by the Taskforce in April 2011.

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Submission - Review of the Regional Development Commissions (Jan 2011)

Submission - Review of the Regional Development Commissions (Jan 2011)

This submission is written on behalf of the Physical Activity Taskforce (the Taskforce) to provide comment on the review of the functions and responsibilities of Regional Development Commissions, to assist in the development of a reform agenda for regional development and in implementing the review’s recommendations.

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Year published: 2011
Taskforce Terms of Reference

Taskforce Terms of Reference

The Physical Activity Taskforce Terms of Reference guided the functions and activities of the Taskforce.

Sign Up to the AusPAnet Enewsletter

Sign Up to the AusPAnet Enewsletter

AusPAnet is an electronic newsletter developed by the National Heart Foundation. It includes new Australian and international resources and publications, details of upcoming events, professional development and employment opportunities.

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How Active are Western Australians

How Active are Western Australians

This presentation outlines the methodology, key findings and comparisons for the 2008 Child and Adolescent Physical Activity and Nutrition Survey (CAPANS) and the 2009 Physical Activity Adult Survey.

SpaceShaper

SpaceShaper

SpaceShaper is a practical toolkit to measure the quality of a public space before investing time and money in improving it.

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Year published: 2007
A Healthy City Is An Active City

A Healthy City Is An Active City

This WHO planning guide provides a range of ideas, information and tools for developing a comprehensive plan for creating a healthy, active city by enhancing physical activity in the urban environment.

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Year published: 2008
What are Children Eating?

What are Children Eating?

The following fact sheet outlines the key findings of the 2003 Child and Adolescent Physical Activity and Nutrition Survey (CAPANS) in terms of what Western Australian children and adolescents are eating.

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Trends in the Types of Food Children are Eating 1985, 1995 and 2003

Trends in the Types of Food Children are Eating 1985, 1995 and 2003

The following fact sheet outlines the key findings of the 2003 Child and Adolescent Physical Activity and Nutrition Survey (CAPANS) in terms of the trends in the types of food Western Australian children and adolescents are eating.

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Are Children Eating the Right Amount of Food?

Are Children Eating the Right Amount of Food?

The following fact sheet outlines the key findings of the 2003 Child and Adolescent Physical Activity and Nutrition Survey (CAPANS) in terms of the amount of food Western Australian children and adolescents are eating.

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Nutrition Fact Sheets

The Physical Activity Taskforce produced a number of fact sheets relating to the findings of the 2003 Child and Adolescent Physical Activity and Nutrition Survey (CAPANS). Each fact sheet provides easy to read information on specific aspects of the 2003 CAPANS report data.

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Active Play

Active Play

The following fact sheet outlines the key findings of the 2003 Child and Adolescent Physical Activity and Nutrition Survey (CAPANS) in terms of active play.

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Physical Inactivity

Physical Inactivity

The following fact sheet outlines the key findings of the 2003 Child and Adolescent Physical Activity and Nutrition Survey (CAPANS) in terms of physical inactivity.

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School-based Physical Activity

School-based Physical Activity

The following fact sheet outlines the key findings of the 2003 Child and Adolescent Physical Activity and Nutrition Survey (CAPANS) in terms of school based physical activity.

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2003 CAPANS Physical Activity Fact Sheets

The Physical Activity Taskforce produced a number of fact sheets relating to the findings of the 2003 Child and Adolescent Physical Activity and Nutrition Survey (CAPANS). Each fact sheet provides easy to read information on specific aspects of the 2003 CAPANS report data.

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Methodology

The Physical Activity Taskforce produced a number of fact sheets relating to the findings of the 2003 Child and Adolescent Physical Activity and Nutrition Survey (CAPANS). Each fact sheet provides easy to read information on specific aspects of the 2003 CAPANS report data.

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Nutrition

Nutrition

The following fact sheet outlines the methodology behind the 2003 Child and Adolescent Physical Activity and Nutrition Survey (CAPANS) in terms of the gathering and treatment of nutrition data.

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General Procedures

General Procedures

The following fact sheet outlines the methodology behind the 2003 Child and Adolescent Physical Activity and Nutrition Survey (CAPANS) in terms of the general procedures used.

Anthropometric Procedures

Anthropometric Procedures

The following fact sheet outlines the methodology behind the 2003 Child and Adolescent Physical Activity and Nutrition Survey (CAPANS) in terms of the anthropometric procedures used.

Physical Activity

Physical Activity

The following fact sheet outlines the methodology behind the 2003 Child and Adolescent Physical Activity and Nutrition Survey (CAPANS) in terms of the gathering and treatment of physical activity data.

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Ben Kent Presentation

Ben Kent Presentation

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.

Nick Marvin Presentation

Nick Marvin Presentation

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.

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Linked In 2 Youth Seminar

Linked In 2 Youth Seminar

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.

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Designing Out Crime Planning Guidelines

Designing Out Crime Planning Guidelines

Produced by the Western Australian Planning Commission the Designing Out Crime Planning guidelines are intended to provide local government, government agencies, town centre management, the development industry and planning and design practitioners with an understanding of the principles of designing out crime.

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Healthy Environments Healthy Children

Healthy Environments Healthy Children

The Heart Foundation and the Western Australian Council of State School Organisations (WACSSO) have developed a resource - a guide advocating for walking, cycling and other health issues - to assist parent groups to influence their school community to make positive changes to their environment, making it easier for children to lead healthy, more active lives.

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Year published: 2009
Heart Foundation Position Statement: The Built Environment And Walking

Heart Foundation Position Statement: The Built Environment And Walking

The built environment is directly associated with physical activity, particularly walking. To encourage and facilitate walking for transport and walking for recreation, the Heart Foundation makes recommendations for adult Australians, the health sector, governments and planners that include changes to the built environment and multi-level strategies, such as public education.

Blueprint for an Active Australia

Blueprint for an Active Australia

Developed by the National Heart Foundation, 'Blueprint for an active Australia' provides key information to help governments, organisations, associations and agencies formulate a national physical activity plan for action.

Katrina Elliott Presentation

Katrina Elliott Presentation

Katrina Elliott's presentation provided an overview of the State Planning Policy 3.6 Development Contributions for Infrastructure and how the policy can be interpreted to inform the planning process.

Community Infrastructure Planning Seminar

Community Infrastructure Planning Seminar

The Physical Activity Taskforce conducted a Community Infrastructure Planning Seminar for the Local Government sector and interested persons on Monday 13th December 2010.

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Year published: 2010
Michael Quirk Presentation

Michael Quirk Presentation

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.

Marked Walking Trails Checklist

Marked Walking Trails Checklist

This resource produced by the Physical Activity Taskforce provides a comprehensive list of factors to consider when developing a marked walking trail.

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Walking Maps Checklist

Walking Maps Checklist

This resource produced by the Physical Activity Taskforce provides a comprehensive list of factors to consider when developing a walking map.

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Year published: 2007
Submission - Central Metropolitan Perth Sub-regional Strategy (Dec 2010)

Submission - Central Metropolitan Perth Sub-regional Strategy (Dec 2010)

This submission is written on behalf of the Physical Activity Taskforce Built Environment Committee to provide comment, to the Western Australian Planning Commission, on the Central Metropolitan Perth Sub-regional Strategy.

Built Environment Research & Reference List

Built Environment Research & Reference List

The Physical Activity Taskforce Built Environment Advisory Committee collated a list of current research and reference material relating to the built environment and its impact on healthy and active lifestyles.

Walking Group Checklist

Walking Group Checklist

This resource produced by the Physical Activity Taskforce provides a comprehensive list of factors to consider when forming a walking group.

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Walking Events Checklist

Walking Events Checklist

This resource produced by the Physical Activity Taskforce provides a comprehensive list of factors to consider when planning a walking event.

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Year published: 2007
Creating Active Communities: Physical Activity Guidelines for Local Councils

Creating Active Communities: Physical Activity Guidelines for Local Councils

Developed by the Department of Local Government, NSW Health Department, NSW Sport and Recreation, National Heart Foundation of Australia (NSW Division). The purpose of this guide is to provide local governments with a practical resource that will assist them to encourage local communities to be more physically active.

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Methodology Fact Sheet

Methodology Fact Sheet

The following document outlines the methodology used by the Physical Activity Taskforce (the Taskforce) in collecting the data for the 2006 Physical Activity Survey.

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Key Findings for Midwest-Murchison-Gascoyne Health Region

Key Findings for Midwest-Murchison-Gascoyne Health Region

The following fact sheet outlines the key findings of the 2006 Physical Activity Adult Survey in relation to Western Australia's Midwest-Murchison-Gascoyne health region.

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Key Findings for Pilbara Health Region

Key Findings for Pilbara Health Region

The following fact sheet outlines the key findings of the 2006 Physical Activity Adult Survey in relation to Western Australia's Pilbara health region.

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Key Findings for Wheatbelt Health Region

Key Findings for Wheatbelt Health Region

The following fact sheet outlines the key findings of the 2006 Physical Activity Adult Survey in relation to Western Australia's Wheatbelt health region.

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Key Findings for North Metropolitan Health Region

Key Findings for North Metropolitan Health Region

The following fact sheet outlines the key findings of the 2006 Physical Activity Adult Survey in relation to Western Australia's North Metropolitan health region.

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Key Findings for South West Health Region

Key Findings for South West Health Region

The following fact sheet outlines the key findings of the 2006 Physical Activity Adult Survey in relation to Western Australia's South West health region.

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Key Findings for South Metropolitan Health Region

Key Findings for South Metropolitan Health Region

The following fact sheet outlines the key findings of the 2006 Physical Activity Adult Survey in relation to Western Australia's South Metropolitan health region.

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Key Findings for Great Southern Health Region

Key Findings for Great Southern Health Region

The following fact sheet outlines the key findings of the 2006 Physical Activity Adult Survey in relation to Western Australia's Great Southern health region.

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Comparison of Health Regions

Comparison of Health Regions

The following fact sheet outlines the key findings of the 2006 Physical Activity Adult Survey in terms of a comparison of health regions.

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Key Findings for Kimberley Health Region

Key Findings for Kimberley Health Region

The following fact sheet outlines the key findings of the 2006 Physical Activity Adult Survey in relation to Western Australia's Kimberley health region.

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Comparison of Regions

Comparison of Regions

The following fact sheet outlines the key findings of the 2006 Physical Activity Adult Survey in terms of a comparison of all of Western Australia's key regions.

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Key Findings for Midwest & Gascoyne Regions

Key Findings for Midwest & Gascoyne Regions

The following fact sheet outlines the key findings of the 2006 Physical Activity Adult Survey in relation to Western Australia's Midwest and Gascoyne regions.

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Key Findings for Kimberley Region

Key Findings for Kimberley Region

The following fact sheet outlines the key findings of the 2006 Physical Activity Adult Survey in relation to Western Australia's Kimberley region.

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Key Findings for Wheatbelt Region

Key Findings for Wheatbelt Region

The following fact sheet outlines the key findings of the 2006 Physical Activity Adult Survey in relation to Western Australia's Wheatbelt region.

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Key Findings for Great Southern Region

Key Findings for Great Southern Region

The following fact sheet outlines the key findings of the 2006 Physical Activity Adult Survey in relation to Western Australia's Great Southern region.

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Year published: 2007
Key Findings for Peel Region

Key Findings for Peel Region

The following fact sheet outlines the key findings of the 2006 Physical Activity Adult Survey in relation to Western Australia's Peel region.

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Key Findings for Perth Metropolitan Region

Key Findings for Perth Metropolitan Region

The following fact sheet outlines the key findings of the 2006 Physical Activity Adult Survey in relation to Western Australia's Perth Metropolitan region.

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Year published: 2007
Key Findings for Pilbara Region

Key Findings for Pilbara Region

The following fact sheet outlines the key findings of the 2006 Physical Activity Adult Survey in relation to Western Australia's Pilbara region.

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Year published: 2007
Key Findings for South West Region

Key Findings for South West Region

The following fact sheet outlines the key findings of the 2006 Physical Activity Adult Survey in relation to Western Australia's South West region.

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Key Findings for Occupation

Key Findings for Occupation

The following fact sheet outlines the key findings of the 2006 Physical Activity Adult Survey in relation to occupation.

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Key Findings for Males

Key Findings for Males

The following fact sheet outlines the key findings of the 2006 Physical Activity Adult Survey in relation to males.

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Key Findings for Education

Key Findings for Education

The following fact sheet outlines the key findings of the 2006 Physical Activity Adult Survey in relation to education.

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Key Findings for Females

Key Findings for Females

The following fact sheet outlines the key findings of the 2006 Physical Activity Adult Survey in relation to females.

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Key Findings for Goldfields/South East  Health Region

Key Findings for Goldfields/South East Health Region

The following fact sheet outlines the key findings of the 2006 Physical Activity Adult Survey in relation to Western Australia's Goldfields/Esperance health region.

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Key Findings for Goldfields/Esperance Region

Key Findings for Goldfields/Esperance Region

The following fact sheet outlines the key findings of the 2006 Physical Activity Adult Survey in relation to Western Australia's Goldfields/Esperance region.

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Key Findings for Gender

Key Findings for Gender

The following fact sheet outlines the key findings of the 2006 Physical Activity Adult Survey in relation to gender.

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Key Findings for 60 Years and Over

Key Findings for 60 Years and Over

The following fact sheet outlines the results of the 2006 Physical Activity Adult Survey in terms of the key findings for people aged 60 years and over.

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Key Findings for 18-29 Years

Key Findings for 18-29 Years

The following fact sheet outlines the results of the 2006 Physical Activity Adult Survey in terms of the key findings for people aged 18-29 years old.

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Key Findings for 45-59 Years

Key Findings for 45-59 Years

The following fact sheet outlines the results of the 2006 Physical Activity Adult Survey in terms of the key findings for people aged 45-59 years old.

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Key Findings for 30-44 Years

Key Findings for 30-44 Years

The following fact sheet outlines the results of the 2006 Physical Activity Adult Survey in terms of the key findings for people aged 30-44 years old.

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Key Findings by Age

Key Findings by Age

The following fact sheet outlines the results of the 2006 Physical Activity Adult Survey in terms of the key findings by age.

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Gender, Occupation and Education Fact Sheets

The Physical Activity Taskforce produced a number of fact sheets relating to the findings of the 2006 Physical Activity Adult Survey.

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Submission - Outer Metropolitan Perth and Peel Sub-regional Strategy (Dec. 2010)

Submission - Outer Metropolitan Perth and Peel Sub-regional Strategy (Dec. 2010)

This submission is written on behalf of the Physical Activity Taskforce Built Environment Committee to provide comment, to the Western Australian Planning Commission, on the Outer Metropolitan Perth and Peel Sub-regional Strategy.

City of Rockingham 'Step It Out In Rockingham'

City of Rockingham 'Step It Out In Rockingham'

The resource produced by the City of Rockingham showcases five walks in different suburbs.

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Year published: 2009
Submission - Inquiry into the Mental Health and Wellbeing of Children & Young People in WA (Oct. 2010)

Submission - Inquiry into the Mental Health and Wellbeing of Children & Young People in WA (Oct. 2010)

This submission is written on behalf of the Physical Activity Taskforce (the Taskforce) to provide comment on the 'Inquiry into the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people in WA'.

Submission - Mental Health Towards 2020     (Sept. 2010)

Submission - Mental Health Towards 2020 (Sept. 2010)

This submission is written on behalf of the Physical Activity Taskforce (the Taskforce) to provide comment, to the Mental Health Commission, on the consultation paper 'Western Australia – Mental Health Towards 2020'.

Shire of Mukinbudin 'Botanical Walk'

Shire of Mukinbudin 'Botanical Walk'

The resource developed by the Shire of Mukinbudin outlines a 4.6 kilometre walk around the township.

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Year published: 2008
City of Joondalup 'Walking Maps - Be Active'

City of Joondalup 'Walking Maps - Be Active'

The City of Joondalup booklet showcases a walking route in every suburb of the City.

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Year published: 2008
Shire of Irwin 'Walk Dongara Denision'

Shire of Irwin 'Walk Dongara Denision'

The resource developed by the Shire of Irwin outlines 12 walks around the township of Dongara Denison and the coastline.

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Year published: 2008
Shire of Busselton 'Walk-Cycle Busselton'

Shire of Busselton 'Walk-Cycle Busselton'

The Shire of Busselton publication 'Walk-Cycle Busselton' showcases five local walking and cycling routes.

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Year published: 2008
Shire of Dandaragan 'Turquoise Way Walk'

Shire of Dandaragan 'Turquoise Way Walk'

The resource developed by the Shire of Dandaragan showcases a walk along the Jurien Bay coastline.

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Year published: 2008
City of Belmont Walk Maps

City of Belmont Walk Maps

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.

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Year published: 2010
Town of Bassendean 'Wicked Walks'

Town of Bassendean 'Wicked Walks'

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.

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Walk Maps

Walk Maps

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.

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Key Findings for the Midwest & Gascoyne Health Regions

Key Findings for the Midwest & Gascoyne Health Regions

The following fact sheet outlines the key findings of the 2002 Physical Activity Adult Survey in relation to Western Australia's Midwest and Gascoyne Health Regions.

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Key Findings for the Midwest Health Region

Key Findings for the Midwest Health Region

The following fact sheet outlines the key findings of the 2002 Physical Activity Adult Survey in relation to Western Australia's Midwest Health Region.

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Key Findings for the North Metropolitan Health Region

Key Findings for the North Metropolitan Health Region

The following fact sheet outlines the key findings of the 2002 Physical Activity Adult Survey in relation to Western Australia's North Metropolitan Health Region.

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Key Findings for the Wheatbelt Health Region

Key Findings for the Wheatbelt Health Region

The following fact sheet outlines the key findings of the 2002 Physical Activity Adult Survey in relation to Western Australia's Wheatbelt Health Region.

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Key Findings for the South Metropolitan Health Region

Key Findings for the South Metropolitan Health Region

The following fact sheet outlines the key findings of the 2002 Physical Activity Adult Survey in relation to Western Australia's South Metropolitan Health Region.

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Key Findings for the South West Health Region

Key Findings for the South West Health Region

The following fact sheet outlines the key findings of the 2002 Physical Activity Adult Survey in relation to Western Australia's South West Health Region.

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Key Findings for the East Metropolitan Health Region

Key Findings for the East Metropolitan Health Region

The following fact sheet outlines the key findings of the 2002 Physical Activity Adult Survey in relation to Western Australia's East Metropolitan Health Region.

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Key Findings for the Great Southern Health Region

Key Findings for the Great Southern Health Region

The following fact sheet outlines the key findings of the 2002 Physical Activity Adult Survey in relation to Western Australia's Great Southern Health Region.

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Key Findings for the Pilbara & Gascoyne Health Regions

Key Findings for the Pilbara & Gascoyne Health Regions

The following fact sheet outlines the key findings of the 2002 Physical Activity Adult Survey in relation to Western Australia's Pilbara and Gascoyne Health Regions.

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Key Findings for the Pilbara & Kimberley Health Regions

Key Findings for the Pilbara & Kimberley Health Regions

The following fact sheet outlines the key findings of the 2002 Physical Activity Adult Survey in relation to Western Australia's Pilbara and Kimberley Health Regions.

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Key Findings for the Goldfields & South East Health Regions

Key Findings for the Goldfields & South East Health Regions

The following fact sheet outlines the key findings of the 2002 Physical Activity Adult Survey in relation to Western Australia's Goldfields and South East Health Regions.

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Key Findings for Peel Region

Key Findings for Peel Region

The following fact sheet outlines the key findings of the 2002 Physical Activity Adult Survey in relation to Western Australia's Peel region.

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Key Findings for South West Region

Key Findings for South West Region

The following fact sheet outlines the key findings of the 2002 Physical Activity Adult Survey in relation to Western Australia's South West region.

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Key Findings for Kimberley/Pilbara Region

Key Findings for Kimberley/Pilbara Region

The following fact sheet outlines the key findings of the 2002 Physical Activity Adult Survey in relation to Western Australia's Kimberley/Pilbara region.

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Key Findings for Midwest/Gascoyne Region

Key Findings for Midwest/Gascoyne Region

The following fact sheet outlines the key findings of the 2002 Physical Activity Adult Survey in relation to Western Australia's Midwest/Gascoyne region.

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Key Findings for Great Southern Region

Key Findings for Great Southern Region

The following fact sheet outlines the key findings of the 2002 Physical Activity Adult Survey in relation to Western Australia's Great Southern region.

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Key Findings for Perth Metropolitan Region

Key Findings for Perth Metropolitan Region

The following fact sheet outlines the key findings of the 2002 Physical Activity Adult Survey in relation to Western Australia's Perth Metropolitan region.

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Key Findings for Goldfields/Esperance Region

Key Findings for Goldfields/Esperance Region

The following fact sheet outlines the key findings of the 2002 Physical Activity Adult Survey in relation to Western Australia's Goldfields/Esperance region.

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Key Findings for Occupation

Key Findings for Occupation

The following fact sheet outlines the key findings of the 2002 Physical Activity Adult Survey in relation to occupation.

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Key Findings for Males

Key Findings for Males

The following fact sheet outlines the key findings of the 2002 Physical Activity Adult Survey in relation to males.

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Key Findings for Education

Key Findings for Education

The following fact sheet outlines the key findings of the 2002 Physical Activity Adult Survey in relation to education.

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Key Findings for Females

Key Findings for Females

The following fact sheet outlines the key findings of the 2002 Physical Activity Adult Survey in relation to females.

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Key Findings for Gender

Key Findings for Gender

The following fact sheet outlines the key findings of the 2002 Physical Activity Adult Survey in relation to gender.

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Key Findings for 45-59 Years

Key Findings for 45-59 Years

The following fact sheet outlines the results of the 2002 Physical Activity Adult Survey in terms of the key findings for people aged 45-59 years old.

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Key Findings for 75 Years and Over

Key Findings for 75 Years and Over

The following fact sheet outlines the results of the 2002 Physical Activity Adult Survey in terms of the key findings for people aged 75 years and over.

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Key Findings for 60-74 Years

Key Findings for 60-74 Years

The following fact sheet outlines the results of the 2002 Physical Activity Adult Survey in terms of the key findings for people aged 60-74 years old.

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Key Findings by Age

Key Findings by Age

The following fact sheet outlines the results of the 2002 Physical Activity Adult Survey in terms of the key findings by age.

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Key Findings for 30-44 Years

Key Findings for 30-44 Years

The following fact sheet outlines the results of the 2002 Physical Activity Adult Survey in terms of the key findings for people aged 30-44 years old.

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Key Findings for 18-29 Years

Key Findings for 18-29 Years

The following fact sheet outlines the results of the 2002 Physical Activity Adult Survey in terms of the key findings for people aged 18-29 years old.

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Past Submissions

The Physical Activity Taskforce (the Taskforce) lodged submissions on a range of issues relating to physical activity.

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DSR Policies and Initiatives

DSR Policies and Initiatives

The Department of Sport and Recreation plays a vital role in delivering physical activity outcomes through sport and recreation. This document is an overview of current work being undertaken by the department.

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Guidelines for Older Australians

Guidelines for Older Australians

Developed by the Department of Health and Ageing, this brochure outlines the national physical activity guidelines for older people, including recommendations on the type and intensity of activities.

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Guidelines for Children (12 - 18yrs)

Guidelines for Children (12 - 18yrs)

Developed by the Department of Health and Ageing, this brochure outlines the national physical activity guidelines for children between 12 and 18 years of age. It also provides ideas for getting active and explains the reasons to be active and limit screen time.

Guidelines for Children (5 - 12yrs)

Guidelines for Children (5 - 12yrs)

Developed by the Department of Health and Ageing, this brochure outlines the national physical activity guidelines for children aged 5-12 year old. It includes information on why physical activity is important, the type of activity that is recommended and how you can help in supporting children to be active and healthy.

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Guidelines for Adults

Guidelines for Adults

Developed by the Department of Health and Ageing, this brochure outlines the national physical activity guidelines for adults, including ideas on how to increase daily physical activity levels.

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Guidelines for Children (0-5yrs)

Guidelines for Children (0-5yrs)

Developed by the Department of Health and Ageing, this brochure outlines the national physical activity recommendations for children aged 0-5 years. It also provides tips and ideas to help you include more activity in your child’s day.

Physical Activity: The good, the bad, the urgency

Physical Activity: The good, the bad, the urgency

Developed by the Taskforce in 2010, this presentation aims to establish: why physical activity is a key priority; how it links to local government; the triple bottom line benefits of prioritising physical activity; and, how integrated strategic planning within local government will reap multiple rewards.

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The Triple Bottom Line: An Integrated Approach to Physical Activity

The Triple Bottom Line: An Integrated Approach to Physical Activity

Developed by the Physical Activity Taskforce in 2010, this presentation outlines the importance of physical activity in terms of the social, economic and environmental benefits for the community.

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CAPANS 2008: Applications for Health Promoting Schools

CAPANS 2008: Applications for Health Promoting Schools

The CAPANS 2008: Applications for Health Promoting Schools presentation provides background information to the Child and Adolescent Physical Activity and Nutrition Survey 2008, key findings and recommendations for the future.

Walk Week Seminar Presentation

Walk Week Seminar Presentation

This presentation highlights key findings from the 2009 Physical Activity Adult Survey, with a specific focus on walking.

How Active are West Australians?

How Active are West Australians?

This presentation is a summary of key findings from recent Physical Activity Taskforce research (CAPANS 2008 and Adult Survey 2009) and includes actions and strategies for policy development, partnerships and advocacy.

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CAPANS 2008: Key Findings

CAPANS 2008: Key Findings

The CAPANS 2008: Key Findings presentation provides background information to the Child and Adolescent Physical Activity and Nutrition Survey 2008 and key physical activity and body size findings for Western Australian children in grades 3,5,7,8,10 and 11 at school.

Physical Activity Levels of WA Adults 2009: Key Findings

Physical Activity Levels of WA Adults 2009: Key Findings

This presentation discusses the key findings from the 2009 Physical Activity Adult Survey.

Physical Activity Levels of WA Adults 2009: Call to Action

Physical Activity Levels of WA Adults 2009: Call to Action

The Physical Activity Levels of WA Adults 2009: Call to Action presentation addresses key strategies and actions based on the findings of the 2009 Physical Activity Adult Survey.

2009 Adult Survey Launch Presentations

2009 Adult Survey Launch Presentations

The 2009 Physical Activity Adult Survey was launched by the Taskforce in December 2010.

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2008 CAPANS Presentations

2008 CAPANS Presentations

The 2008 Children and Adolescent Physical Activity and Nutrition Survey (CAPANS) was launched by the Taskforce in June 2010.

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Active Ageing

Active Ageing

Developed by the Department of Communities, this brochure provides information on how seniors can improve their health and wellbeing across all aspects of their life: mental, physical, social and spiritual health.

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Active Women

Active Women

Developed by the Department of Sport and Recreation, this brochure examines how active Western Australian women are and common barriers to their participation in sport and recreation.

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Costs of Physical Inactivity

Costs of Physical Inactivity

Developed by the Department of Sport and Recreation, this fact sheet takes a hard look at the range of health and economic costs associated with physical inactivity.

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Benefits of Physical Activity

Benefits of Physical Activity

Developed by the Department of Sport and Recreation, this fact sheet explores the physical health, mental health, social, environmental and economic benefits associated with participating in regular physical activity.

Urgent Move on Physical Activity

Urgent Move on Physical Activity

Developed by the Physical Activity Taskforce, this brochure provides facts and statistics on physical activity levels and the rising obesity rates in Western Australia.

2003 CAPANS  - Fact Sheets

2003 CAPANS - Fact Sheets

The Physical Activity Taskforce produced a number of fact sheets relating to the findings of the 2003 Child and Adolescent Physical Activity and Nutrition Survey (CAPANS).

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2006 Adult Survey - Fact Sheets

2006 Adult Survey - Fact Sheets

The Physical Activity Taskforce produced a number of fact sheets relating to the findings of the 2006 Physical Activity Adult Survey.

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2002 Adult Survey - Fact Sheets

2002 Adult Survey - Fact Sheets

The Physical Activity Taskforce produced a number of fact sheets relating to the findings of the 2002 Physical Activity Adult Survey.

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Physical Activity Taskforce 2006-2007 Evaluation Plan

Physical Activity Taskforce 2006-2007 Evaluation Plan

The Physical Activity Taskforce 2006-2007 Evaluation Plan provides a summary of the strategies and program activities undertaken in 2006 to 2007 by key government and non-government agencies represented on the Physical Activity Taskforce.

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Strategic Plan 2007 - 2011

Strategic Plan 2007 - 2011

This Physical Activity Taskforce Strategic Plan 2007 - 2011 outlined the importance of partnerships and sets new directions for promoting physical activity in Western Australia. The Strategic Plan envisages encouraging and supporting a 'whole of community' change in attitude and behaviour towards physical activity.

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Communications Strategy 2002-2011

Communications Strategy 2002-2011

The following communications strategy was developed by the Taskforce's Communications Advisory Committee as a comprehensive, long-term communications framework for the Physical Activity Taskforce.

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Implementation Plan 2003/04 - 2006/07

Implementation Plan 2003/04 - 2006/07

The Physical Activity Taskforce Four Year Implementation Plan 2003/04 - 2006/07 provides a summary of the achievements of agencies' from 2003/04 to 2006/07.

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Implementation Plan 2009

Implementation Plan 2009

The Physical Activity Taskforce Implementation Plan 2009 document was prepared by working with stakeholders across a range of government and non government agencies.

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Local Activity Grants Evaluation

Local Activity Grants Evaluation

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.

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Get Up and Grow

Get Up and Grow

Get up and Grow is a set of guidelines to healthy eating and physical activity for young children, an initiative that is an important element of the Australian Government’s Plan for Early Childhood and Plan for Tackling Obesity.

Healthy by Design – Tasmania 2009

Healthy by Design – Tasmania 2009

Developed by the Heart Foundation (Tasmania) and the Premier's Physical Activity Council, Healthy by Design: A Guide to Planning and Designing Active Environments for Tasmania, is a resource that aims to assist planners and subdivision engineers in developing healthy and cost effective spaces that are conducive to active living.

Healthy Spaces & Places

Healthy Spaces & Places

Healthy Spaces and Places is a national guide for planning, designing and creating sustainable communities that encourage healthy living.

Global Health Risks Report

Global Health Risks Report

Prepared by the World Health Organisation, the Global Health Risks Report provides an update for the year 2004 of the comparative risk assessment (CRA) for 24 global risk factors.

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Inequalities in Young People's Health

Inequalities in Young People's Health

This report provides data on the health, wellbeing and behaviour of young people in 41 different countries. The data is collected from youth aged between 11 and 15 years old. The report also examines social circumstances affecting young people’s health and behaviour.

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HBSC Scotland National Report

HBSC Scotland National Report

This report provides data on the health, wellbeing and behaviour of young people in Scotland aged between 11 and 15 years old. The report also examines social circumstances affecting young people’s health and behaviour.

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2007 Australian National Children's Nutrition and Physical Activity Survey

2007 Australian National Children's Nutrition and Physical Activity Survey

This research aimed to provide guidance to assist governments, health professionals and the food and beverage industry to recognise trends in diet and physical activity behavioural patterns of Australian children.

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Children's Participation in Organised Sport 2009

Children's Participation in Organised Sport 2009

The 2009 survey of Children's Participation in Cultural and Leisure Activities was conducted throughout Australia as part of the Australian Bureau of Statistics' (ABS) Monthly Population Survey (MPS). As part of this report, findings are available on child (5-14 years old) participation in organised sport.

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2009 Children's Participation in Culture and Leisure Activities, Australia 4901.0

2009 Children's Participation in Culture and Leisure Activities, Australia 4901.0

The 2009 survey of Children's Participation in Cultural and Leisure Activities was conducted throughout Australia as part of the Australian Bureau of Statistics' (ABS) Monthly Population Survey (MPS).

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Exercise, Recreation and Sport Survey (ERASS)

Exercise, Recreation and Sport Survey (ERASS)

The Exercise, Recreation and Sport Survey (ERASS) is a joint initiative of the Australian Sports Commission and the state and territory government agencies responsible for sport and recreation. The first survey was conducted in 2001. This publication presents results from the tenth annual ERASS data collection, which was conducted in 2010.

Health and Wellbeing of Children in Western Australia 2009

Health and Wellbeing of Children in Western Australia 2009

Published by the Department of Health, this is an analysis of the 2009 data from the Department of Health's Health and Wellbeing Survey and presents information on a range of indicators associated with Western Australian children's health and wellbeing.

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Health and Wellbeing of Adults in Western Australia 2009

Health and Wellbeing of Adults in Western Australia 2009

Published by the Department of Health, this is an analysis of the 2009 data from the Health Department's Health and Wellbeing Survey and presents information on a range of indicators associated with Western Australian adults' health and wellbeing.

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WA Surveys and Data

Western Australia physical activity surveys and data, including research conducted by the Physical Activity Taskforce and external agencies.

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International Surveys and Data

International physical activity surveys and data.

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National Surveys and Data

National physical activity surveys and data.

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Impact of Daylight Saving on Physical Activity

Impact of Daylight Saving on Physical Activity

In 2006/2007 Western Australia introduced Daylight Saving on a trial basis for three years. The Taskforce conducted research to investigate the impact of Daylight Saving on physical activity participation in Western Australia between November 2006 and March 2008.

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CAPANS, 2003 & 2008

CAPANS, 2003 & 2008

The Physical Activity Taskforce conducted the Child and Adolescent Physical Activity and Nutrition (CAPANS) survey to provide a measure of physical activity levels and nutrition behaviours of West Australian children and adolescents. The survey has been conducted in 2003 and 2008.

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Baby Boomers and Beyond Report, 2006/07

Baby Boomers and Beyond Report, 2006/07

Given that physical inactivity is one of the most important and modifiable risk factors contributing to ill health, particularly for people as they age, the Physical Activity Taskforce conducted a secondary analysis of the 2006 adult physical activity survey data, restricted to adults aged over 45 years - the 'baby boomers'.

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Adult Survey 1999, 2002, 2006 & 2009

Adult Survey 1999, 2002, 2006 & 2009

The Physical Activity Adult Survey was undertaken by the Physical Activity Taskforce to provide a measure of physical activity levels among West Australian adults. Surveys have been conducted in 1999, 2002, 2006 and 2009.

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Australian Early Development Index

Australian Early Development Index

The Australian Early Development Index (AEDI) provides a measure of young children's development from a population perspective. The AEDI is used to provide a snapshot of the current state of children's development within communities all over Australia.

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Year published: 2006
Healthy Active by Design

Healthy Active by Design

The Healthy Active by Design project (HABD) will see the development of a guide and website that links planning and health to support physical activity. The project is currently under development and due for completion by August 2013.

Past Evaluation Plans

The Physical Activity Taskforce (the Taskforce) Evaluation Plans reviewed the success of strategies and program activities undertaken by key government and non-government agencies represented on the Taskforce.

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Implementation Plans

The Physical Activity Taskforce (the Taskforce) implementation plans were prepared by working with stakeholders across a range of government and non government agencies. They represent short terms actions and success measures aligned to the Strategic Plans.

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Strategic Plans

The Physical Activity Taskforce (the Taskforce) developed a number of strategic planning documents which guided the actions and activities of the Taskforce.

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Fact Sheets

Fact sheets, developed by the Physical Activity Taskforce and/or external agencies, relating to physical activity key findings, statistics and research.

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Past Taskforce Reports, Plans and Submissions

Past Taskforce Reports, Plans and Submissions

Past Physical Activity Taskforce submissions, plans and strategies for the delivery of a whole of government, whole of community approach to increasing physical activity levels in Western Australia.

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Research and Evidence

Research and Evidence

Physical activity research conducted by the Physical Activity Taskforce and external agencies including Western Australian, National and international surveys and data.

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