Heart Foundation in state-based collaborations and coalitions for physical activity
NSW Premier’s Council on Active Living
The Premier's Council for Active Living (PCAL) aims to build and strengthen the physical and social environments in which communities engage in active living. It comprises senior representatives from across government, industry and the community sector. It was established in 2004 and follows on from the NSW Physical Activity Taskforce, which met between 1996 and 2002.
PCAL's Terms of Reference are to:
- Provide leadership and advice to the Premier to encourage more people, to be more active, more often
- Initiate and manage partnerships and influence resource provision across government, non-government organisations and the private sector
- Make recommendations for mechanisms to implement and monitor progress against the PCAL work plan
- Report to the Premier of NSW and other key NSW decision makers as required.
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SA Active Living Coalition
The South Australian Active Living Coalition was formed in 2008 and includes Government and non-Government organisations aiming to improve the health and well-being of South Australians.
The following organisations are members of the Coalition:
- Department of Health
- Heart Foundation
- Land Management Corporation
- Office of Recreation and Sport
- The Department for Transport Energy and Infrastructure – (Office for Cycling and Walking and TravelSmart )
- Planning Institute of Australia (SA Div)
- Local Government Recreation Forum
- Cancer Council of SA
- Planning SA
The Streets for People - Compendium for South Australian Practice aims to assist professionals and authorities grappling with the dilemmas of creating people-friendly streets whilst meeting the requirements of national standards and regulations applicable to streets and roads.
The Compendium provides a rationale for designing streets that work for people by overviewing strategic and policy imperatives, summarising learnings from successful national and international redesign cases, by drawing the reader's attention to other useful resources and by putting forward a series of principles to shape street design practices for the South Australian context.
Exploration of suitable street design approaches and the types of redesign examples included in this Compendium focus on streets with medium to low traffic conditions.
For further information go to the South Australian Active Living Coalition website or email.
Tas Premier’s Physical Activity Council
The Premier's Physical Activity Council (PPAC) was formed in June 2001 to address physical inactivity in Tasmania. The formation of the council has been a positive response to meet the requirements of the Tasmania Together Goal 4 to 'develop an approach to health and well-being that focuses on preventing poor health and encouraging healthy lifestyles'. The council led the development of a state-wide physical activity plan to guide Tasmanians towards becoming more active. The Tasmanian Physical Activity Plan has been developed following extensive consultations held around the State with key government and non-government agencies as well as community representatives.
WA Physical Activity Taskforce
Promoted under the ‘Be Active WA’ banner, the WA Physical Activity Taskforce links government and community agencies to strengthen the promotion and development of physical activity programs for healthy lifestyles, for the environment and to build stronger communities.
The Taskforce has brought together the expertise of a number of Government Departments and relevant agencies in a combined effort to address the declining level of physical activity in Western Australia.
The Taskforce links government and community agencies under the umbrella brand Be Active WA which was developed by the Taskforce. Be Active WA is representative of the whole-of-government, whole-of-community effort to address physical activity in Western Australia. It is designed to show a link between the range of programs and initiatives conducted by State and Local Governments and community agencies to promote physical activity.
The Be Active WA site offers information for Western Australians on how to be active, as well as provides information for government and community agencies on how to promote and support physical activity.