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Cairns Council seeks funding for new initiative to encourage increased physical activity

Cairns Council seeks funding for new initiative to encourage increased physical activity
February 17, 2019

Cairns Regional Council is seeking funding of $300,000 for a new ‘Cairns Active’ initiative to encourage more residents to improve their health through physical activity.

A $232,563 grant has been sought under the Federal Government’s Move it AUS program addressing the health implications of a sedentary lifestyle and a further $74,562 from the Queenslansd Government’s 'Infra+ Program' to encourage greater use of existing cycle paths.

If successful, Council will deliver five new programs under the Cairns Active banner:

  • Active Living: expansion of the popular Active Living program into the suburbs
  • Clubs Playing Games: non-competitive games in local parks
  • The YOUTHing: encouraging and empowering young people to be active
  • Move For Life: getting more people walking and cycling more often
  • Forever Young: physical and social activities for over 55s.

Cairns Active will provide residents with greater opportunities to be active in their suburb while introducing them to facilities in their area.

Related Articles

10th February 2019 - Smart sprinklers installed along Cairns Esplanade Parklands 

20th September 2018 - Move It Aus expanded to focus on older Australians

6th August 2018 - Sport Australia launches ‘Move It’ campaign to encourage physical activity

29th July 2018 - Australian Sports Commission joins global movement to get children active

17th October 2017 - New Cairns Parklands venue proves popular

21st September 2017 - Robot mower on trial in Cairns Parklands

25th June 2014 - Equipment upgrades and new programs for Cairns Esplanade outdoor gyms


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