Physical activity is important in achieving and maintaining good overall health and wellbeing.
In recognising this, Council has released the new Draft Physical Activity Strategy 2018, with the goal of providing access to well-developed physical activity programs and initiatives in Brimbank.
Mayor of Brimbank, Cr Margaret Giudice invited the community to have their say on how Council could improve services and provide more opportunities to be physically active in the community.
“Physical activity and exercise brings health, fitness and wellbeing to our lives and creates opportunity for our community to lead more active and healthier lifestyles.
“People living in the west are facing some of the toughest health challenges across the state.
“Now more than ever, we’re looking at ways to identify initiatives that motivate whole communities to be more active.
“This draft strategy will guide how Council supports and plans for future physical activity programs, events and initiatives organised by Council.
“It also explores opportunities for Brimbank to partner with other organisations to deliver and promote physical activity programs for people of all ages and abilities.
“As a responsive Council, we want to create better connected communities that contribute to the physical, mental and social wellbeing of our community,” Cr Giudice said.
Council has invested significantly towards infrastructure that supports environments for physical activity. In its 2018-2019 Budget, Council has committed $12.18 million in sporting facility upgrades and enhancements – an unprecedented investment in the health and wellbeing of our community.
The draft strategy is open for community consultation for four weeks from 20 July to 17 August.
The Draft Physical Activity Strategy 2018 is available to view and provide feedback on Council’s website brimbank.vic.gov.au/haveyoursay and at Council’s Customer Service Centres, libraries and neighbourhood houses or call 9249 4000.