SA Healthy Towns Challenge is a grants program for regional and rural towns to develop preventive health programs within their community.
Grants of up to $50,000 each were provided for the following projects in Round 1.
Bikes Palya Healthy Lifestyle Program: Delivered Bikes Palya program to promote physical activity across APY Lands community schools.
Oodnadatta Community Bike Program: Delivered Bikes Palya program engaging children and young people in cycling and nutrition-related activities.
Foodhub Health and Wellbeing Project: FoodHub that aimed to increase food security with volunteers trained on nutrition, healthy cooking, minimising lead absorption and development of low-cost healthy meal packs.
The Barossa Community Co-operative Store (The Co-Op): A Healthy Choice: Delivered program and activities to increase and promote healthier food choices to reduce risks of heart disease.
Lettuce Grow – Balaklava Community Garden Project: Built community garden with complementary programs including weekly Green Gym and nutrition education workshops.
Shared Pathways to Better Health: Development of shared walking and cycle paths to support regular walking programs, physical activity events and increased social interaction.
Locations across APY Lands, Oodnadatta, Port Pirie, Barossa, Balaklava, Pinery, Owen, Avon, Port Wakefield, Halbury, Hoyleton, Wudinna, Minnipa, Kyancutta, Koongawa and Yaninee.