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The Active Transport website has been created by the Department of Transport to bring together the Department's cycling and walking activities and behaviour change programs (TravelSmart and Living Smart).
The Australian National Preventive Health Agency (ANPHA) was established on 1 January 2011. ANPHA’s job is "to be the catalyst for strategic partnerships, including the provision of technical advice and assistance to all levels of government and in all sectors, to promote health and reduce health risk and inequalities". The ANPHA website contains information about the agency and its work.
The Curtin University Sustainability Policy (CUSP) Institute is a leading-edge, internationally recognised research, teaching and policy advice provider in sustainability. There are a number of publications and discussion papers on the CUSP website which deal with the uptake of active transport and the design of environments which are conducive to healthy, active lifestyle choices.
Free Range Kids are children and young people who experience freedom from their front door. The Free Range Kids website is brought to you by Sustrans - a UK charity promoting travel by foot, bike and public transport for everyday journeys. A key area of work for Sustrans has been to reverse the decline in the levels of walking and cycling to school and beyond, making it easier for kids to be out and about and active.
The European Cyclists' Federation stands for promoting and encouraging cycling throughout Europe and abroad, cycling policy at European level, cycle tourism as a sustainable economic factor Environment-friendly mobility, cycling as a health factor, cycling as part of intermobility and safety for vulnerable road users.
The Plan is a comprehensive set of policies, programs, and initiatives that aim to increase physical activity in all segments of the American population. The Plan is the product of a private-public sector collaborative. Hundreds of organisations are working together to change our communities in ways that will enable every American to be sufficiently physically active.
With dramatically rising rates of overweight and obesity, “healthy living” needs to become a way of life for more Canadians. Making healthy food choices, staying physically active and maintaining a healthy weight are essential to good health, and key areas of focus for the Public Health Agency of Canada.
Sport England is the government agency responsible for building the foundations of sporting success, by creating a world-leading community sport environment of clubs, coaches, facilities and volunteers.
The Alberta Centre for Active Living is an advocate of physical activity and a primary source of research and education on physical activity for practitioners, organisations and decision-makers. The Centre's mandate is to improve the health and quality of life for all people through physical activity. The website also links to a wide range of resources from other organisations on many aspects of physical activity, including workplace, children and youth, older adults and preventing chronic diseases
SPARC is dedicated to getting New Zealanders enjoying and excelling through sport and recreation. SPARC focuses on providing opportunities for New Zealanders to participate in recreation every day and getting more New Zealanders winning on the world stage. SPARC's priority areas are Young New Zealanders (0-18 years), Grassroots Sport, Recreation, Partner Capability and High Performance.
West Australians nominated their top 50 trails – the ones which they felt had the ‘wow’ factor and showed WA at its best. On the Top Trails website you’ll find an overview for each of the trails – along with links to other websites for further information about the national park or region they are located in.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has identified physical inactivity as the fourth leading risk factor for global mortality. Increasing levels of physical inactivity are seen worldwide, in high-income countries as well as low- and middle-income countries. The WHO provides recommendations for the optimal amounts of activity, but doing some physical activity is better than doing none. All sectors and all levels within governments, international partners, civil society, non-governmental organizations and the private sector have vital roles to play in shaping healthy environments and contributing to the promotion of physical activity.
The Global Advocacy for Physical Activity (GAPA), the newly created Council of the International Society for Physical Activity and Health (ISPAH) has established a small initial Steering Committee to coordinate GAPA's work.
The Scottish Physical Activity and Health Alliance is a network that engages a variety of people from different sectors and professions who are involved in the promotion of physical activity and health in Scotland. It helps to inform people, connect people with others and to aid policy development and implementation.
The following is a list of international websites which are relevant to physical activity.
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The WAPC is the statutory authority with statewide responsibilities for urban, rural and regional land use planning and land development matters. The WAPC responds to the strategic direction of government and is responsible for the strategic planning of the State.
WASDA is the peak, non profit organisation that is responsible for ensuring people with disabilities are empowered and have a range of opportunities to participate in sport and recreation.
Dedicated to reducing the incidence and impact of cancer on West Australians through advocacy, research, education and support for cancer patients and their families.
PTA is responsible for: Rail, bus and ferry services in the metropolitan area (Transperth); Public transport services in regional centres;Coach and rail passenger services to regional areas (Transwa); and School bus services. In addition, they are responsible for designing, building and maintaining transport infrastructure.
The Office of Crime Prevention is the lead government agency striving to make Western Australia a safer place. They host a range of programs and fund various research and crime prevention and reduction initiatives. By building partnerships with business, government and local communities, the Office of Crime Prevention seeks to engage every Western Australian in the fight against crime.
ICCWA is the peak not for profit organisation involved in injury prevention and community safety promotion in Western Australia.
The Disability Services Commission is the State Government agency responsible for advancing opportunities, community participation and quality of life for people with disabilities. The Commission provides a range of direct services and support and also funds non-government agencies to provide services to people with disabilities, their families and carers.
The Department for Communities builds strong, vibrant communities by supporting and advocating on behalf of children, parents and their families, young people, women, seniors, carers, volunteers and non-government organisations. The department is also responsible for the delivery of programs and services to support and strengthen Western Australia’s diverse communities and provides a number of information and support services.
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The department has the lead responsibility for protecting and conserving the State’s environment on behalf of the people of Western Australia. This includes managing the State’s national parks, marine parks, conservation parks, State forests and timber reserves, nature reserves, marine nature reserves and marine management areas. Its key responsibilities include broad roles in conserving biodiversity, and protecting, managing, regulating and assessing many aspects of the use of the State’s natural resources.
COTA (WA) is Western Australia’s peak non profit seniors’ organisation, representing the interests of all seniors in Western Australia.
Research undertaken around the world indicates there are real benefits for children being involved in nature. If you’re a parent looking for ideas on how to get your children more involved in outdoor activities in Western Australia, then the Nature Play WA website is a great place to start!
The Cycling Resource Centre is maintained by the Australian Bicycle Council (ABC). The ABC is the national body that manages and coordinates implementation of the Australian National Cycling Strategy 2011 - 2016.
This website provides a range of information and initiatives on healthy eating, regular physical activity and overweight and obesity to assist all Australians to lead healthy and active lives. Key initiatives include: Get set 4 Life - Habits for Healthy Kids; The Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden National Program; Healthy Spaces and Places; Community and Schools Grants Program; Learning from Successful Community Obesity Initiative; Healthy Weight information and resources; and, How do you measure up?.
The Regional Development Council is the peak advisory body to the Western Australian Government on regional development issues. The website also provides links to the nine Regional Development Commissions in Western Australia.
The Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE) was the government’s advisor on architecture, urban design and public space from 1999 to 2011. The archived website provides resources and case studies on the built environment.
Regional Development Australia (RDA) is an Australian Government initiative that brings together all levels of government to enhance the growth and development of Australia's regions. A national network of RDA committees has been established to achieve this objective.
The Local Government Planners Association (LGPA) serves and represents local government planners, their counter-parts in state government and the private sector. The LGPA believe that through balancing professional development and fellowship opportunities, they maximise participation and secure better outcomes for their participants.
The Public Health Advocacy Institute of WA (PHAIWA) works closely with its partner organisations and other public health groups to promote public health interests and action in priority areas such as obesity, alcohol, environment & health, injury, child health, Indigenous health and public health expenditure. The PHAIWA is an independent public health voice.
The Local Government Managers Australia (LGMA) WA is a professional association representing managers and aspiring managers in local government. The LGMA is committed to the development and improvement of local government management. It is committed to maintaining high professional and ethical standards throughout the profession and to ensuring that its members are at the forefront of change and innovation.
The Urban Development Institute of Australia, Western Australia Division, represents all segments of the development industry. The Institute has been representing the urban development industry in Western Australia for more than 30 years.
The WA Local Government Association (WALGA) advocates on behalf of all the State's local governments and negotiates service agreements for the sector. WALGA is not a government department or agency.
The Planning Institute of Australia (WA Division) represents professions involved in planning Australia's cities, towns, regions and places. PIA is a not-for-profit federation of State and Territory Divisions with National Council comprising one representative from each state Division, an elected National President, and an Honorary Secretary/Treasurer.
The Australian Bicycle Council is the national body that manages and coordinates implementation of The Australian National Cycling Strategy 2011-2016. This is the third cycling strategy to be sanctioned by Australian transport ministers as part of the Australian Transport Council.
Main Roads WA contribute to the development of the State's network of shared paths and the maintenance of Principal Shared Paths (PSPs). These can also link with shared paths that are the responsibility of various local governments. Additionally, we work with other WA agencies like the Department of Transport, to promote the environmental, health and economic benefits of walking and cycling.
Provides social innovation grants to build social connections and also reflect the Telstra Foundation’s priorities of social innovation, capacity building, measurable impact and creative use of information and communication technologies.
Parks and Leisure Australia (WA Branch) provides all the up to date information about what is going on in your region. Conference notes, Regional News and anything else that may be of interest to you will be available here.
goNT is a whole of government and community initiative to promote physical activity and encourage Territorians to be more active in their everyday life. It is driven and monitored by the Chief Minister's Active Living Council, responsible for implementing and monitoring the goNTstrategy and first year action plan.
The Queensland government's physical activity website includes physical activity information, resources and links - including information for both consumers and professionals.
The Premier's Council for Active Living (PCAL) aims to build and strengthen the physical and social environments in which communities engage in active living. It comprises of senior representatives from across government, industry and the community sector.
'Go for your life' aims to promote healthy eating and increase levels of physical activity. The website provides a range of information for, fools and resources for teenagers, adults, new parents, children, families and older adults.
Be Active is a South Australian message established by the State Government to get more South Australians more active, more often. With such a fantastic state in which to be active, there are many opportunities for all of us!
Get Moving Tasmania aims to increase the level of physical activity of all Tasmanian's and promotes active and healthy lifestyles. On the Get Moving Tasmania website you will find a range of physical activity information that can help you and your community get moving.
The following is a list of the interstate (be active wa equivalent) physical activity websites.
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The Centre for Exercise and Sports Science Research (CESSR) aims to conduct high quality research in exercise and sports science to support and enhance the teaching of exercise and sports science at Edith Cowan University. In addition to this the CESSR aim to link with other groups and institutes to help support sport and exercise at a local, state, national and international level.
The Centre for the Built Environment and Health is part of the School of Population Health at the University of Western Australia. The centre plans to strengthen research in the area of urban environments and how they meet the needs of specific age groups.
The Bibbulmun Track Foundation is a community based not for profit organisation and aims to assist with the management, promotion and maintenance of the Bibbulmun Track. The Bibbulmun Track is one of the world's great long distance walk trails, stretching nearly 1000kms from Kalamunda (Perth Hills) to Albany (South Coast) through the heart of the scenic South West of Western Australia.
The Heart Foundation is working to reduce the impact of heart disease on the Australian community. The Heart Foundation does this by raising money for research into heart and cardiovascular disease as well as programs to educate the community about reducing the risk of heart disease through healthy eating habits, regular, moderate physical activity, managing blood pressure and being a non-smoker.
Diabetes WA supports people living with, affected by and at risk of diabetes. The Diabetes WA website is a hub of practical information, support and program advice to help people live well with diabetes and become more informed about the condition. You will find information on diabetes management, type 2 diabetes prevention and how to live a healthy lifestyle, including healthy eating.
The Western Australian Sports Federation (WASF) is the independent, peak industry body for sport and active recreation in Western Australia. WASF exists to support, promote and advocate for the ongoing development of sport and active recreation in WA.
The Department of Sport and Recreation is the lead agency responsible for the implementation of government policy and initiatives in sport and recreation within Western Australia. A key role of the department is to contribute to the healthy lifestyle of Western Australians by increasing physical activity in the community through sport and recreation.
The Department of Education is responsible for the areas of education, teaching, training and its development as well as development of good policy and procedure in education and training.
The Department of Transport's (DoT) key focus is on operational transport functions and strategic transport planning and policy across the range of public and commercial transport systems that service Western Australia. The Department of Transport website includes information on active transport, walking, cycling and the Travelsmart program.
Western Australia’s Department of Health aims to ensure healthier, longer and better lives for all Western Australians by providing quality health care services as well as delivering a sustainable, secure and high quality health care system.
Healthway seeks to promote and support healthy living in Western Australia, with the aim to reduce and prevent the burden of disease. Healthway provides grants and sponsorships to organisations to promote healthy messages, facilitate healthy environments and advance health promotion programs.
The Australian Sports Commission (ASC) is Australia’s primary national sports administration and advisory agency, and the cornerstone of a wide-ranging sports system.
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