• $250,000
    Invested
  • 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.
Project start:
November 2018
Expected completion:
November 2019
Current status:
Completed

People in a community market garden

People being active on a community field

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Locations across APY Lands, Oodnadatta, Port Pirie, Barossa, Balaklava, Pinery, Owen, Avon, Port Wakefield, Halbury, Hoyleton, Wudinna, Minnipa, Kyancutta, Koongawa and Yaninee.
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