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Page updated: 13 April 2012

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Updated: 13 April 2012

How to Support Physical Activity

How to Support Physical Activity

There are many opportunities for local governments to support physical activity through policy and planning, the built environment; programs and services; community infrastructure and partnerships.

A Whole of Local Government Approach

A whole of local government approach should be a philosophy that is incorporated within the council’s strategic direction and all relevant operational areas, ensuring physical activity is integrated into existing planning and decision making processes.

Policy & Planning

Integrating physical activity into other policies and plans will ensure the most effective use of resources.

Programs & Services

There is a need for a range and variety of locally accessible programs and events that complement the use of existing initiatives.

Understanding Your Community Through Data Analysis

Gathering statistical information assists in profiling your community, which in turn provides valuable data for future planning and an evidence base to support funding applications.

The Built Environment

There is an accumulating body of evidence which demonstrates the linkages between the design of the built environment and its impact on physical activity, wellbeing and overall health.