Local Push for Healthier Lifestyles Kicks off in WA
- City of Bunbury for the ‘Get Healthy Get Active Feel Great’ project
- City of Geraldton for the ‘Go Gero!’ project
- Shire of Manjimup for the ‘Warren Blackwood Healthy Communities’ project
“We know that preventive health measures work and that’s why we are encouraging all Australian’s to get active and eat well,” Ms Parke said.
“Cockburn locals will have the chance to try out nutrition, food budgeting, maintaining a healthy lifestyle and cooking classes.”
The four Western Australian local government organisations are among 33 that will receive a total of $23 million under phase two of the Healthy Communities grants round. The grants are mostly in regional, rural and remote areas of Australia.
“Eighty per cent of the recommended local government areas have combined overweight and obesity rates above the national average and even more experience significant social and economic disadvantage” Ms Roxon said.
“These projects will focus on at-risk populations, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, culturally and linguistically diverse communities, new wave migrants and those living with disabilities.”
For more information, contact the Minister's Office on (02) 6277 7220
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