G21 PHYSICAL ACTIVITY STRATEGY – MARCH 2017 UPDATE

The G21 Physical Activity Strategy was developed in partnership with 5 x Councils that make up the G21 Region – City of Greater Geelong, Surf Coast Shire, Colac-Otway Shire, Golden Plains Shire and the Borough of Queenscliffe. 

It is an evidence-based strategy, providing organisations with examples of the best ways to make a difference. Whilst generally speaking, the community who reside in the G21 Region are active, not everyone is as active as they can be.

Physical Activity has many benefits for individuals and the broader community.  Actions outlined in the Strategy are a mix of local and Regionally based actions. A snapshot of activity to date includes:

  • Geelong Active Cities program – 2,294 people participated, 1,242 employees and 1,052 residents. This program resulted in weighted physical activity increase by 21.4% (a daily average of 8.5mins /per person) and 7.4% of participants shifted to “sufficiently” active.
  • Locomote – a local walkability action group – campaign launched and 400 community members surveyed.
  • On your bike program – 30 bicycles were repaired and rehomed across the Bellarine Peninsula.
  • Nature play resource book- “It’s OK children’s book and “Bucket & Spade” parent resource.
  • The allocation of $254,000 across Surf Coast Shire for new and renewal playground works in 2016/17.
  • 95 medium to large workplaces are registered with the Achievement Program.
  • A survey for young women aged between 15 and 24 years to ascertain levels of physical activity across the northern part of Golden Plains Shire. This information will then be used to drive ideas for action.

The above activities are a sample of work being undertaken across the G21 Region. A review of the Strategy will be undertaken in July 2017.

For further information, please contact Janice Lane – jlane@g21.com.au