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Updated: 03 May 2012

Taskforce Projects and Priorities

Projects & Priorities

The Physical Activity Taskforce (the Taskforce) was underpinned by a united goal of policy coordination, research and evaluation, communication and resourcing to ensure sufficient physical activity opportunities for all Western Australians.

Projects and areas of focus are outlined below.

Physical Activity Taskforce 2011 Year in Review

The Taskforce Secretariat has a summary of key achievements for 2011 in relation to: policy, strategy and collaboration; professional development and networking sessions; communications and advocacy; research; and, submissions.

Taskforce Research Projects

The Physical Activity Taskforce supported a variety of research related to physical activity in Western Australia. Two key research pieces included the Physical Activity Adult Survey and Child and Adolescent Physical Activity and Nutrition Survey (CAPANS).

The Physical Activity Strategic Directions Project

In early 2010 the Physical Activity Taskforce (the Taskforce) was given a new mandate and change of focus. As a result, the Taskforce had a stronger emphasis on cross agency co-ordination and advocacy in regard to policy and public awareness.

Active Transport

Walking and cycling for transport are important contributors to increasing levels of physical activity in Western Australia. There is also a strong argument for enabling an increase in the uptake of active forms of transport in response to growing concerns about the effect of climate change, pollution, population growth and traffic congestion.

Built Environment

The Taskforce took a leadership role in promoting the importance of creating built environments which are conducive to physical activity.