What we've been doing
Meet Janet, our Healthy Melville Coordinator
As a provider, we:
- Support healthy lifestyles for everybody at every age with our Be Fit for Life program which promotes a variety of exercise options around the city whatever your interest or ability
- Delivered free Healthy Melville Active in the Park classes with more than 4,334 participants taking part in 97 sessions in 2017-2018
- Delivered health and fitness programs at the City's two LeisureFit Centres and saw more than 1 million attendances with a 65% increase in uptake of LeisureFit's Healthy Life Plus Membership and a 30% increase in uptake of Living Longer Living Stronger classes for seniors
- Nearly 9,500 registered team players have played sport on City parks and reserves. We continue to provide sporting club development services.
- Awarded free LeisureFit memberships to Youth Sports Scholarships applicants.
- Installed flood lighting at John Connell Reserve and Peter Ellis Park to assist with increasing use of sporting reserves and facilities in the City
- Made improvements to support Healthy Lifestyles in the community, including upgrades to the Kardinya Football Club and the Webber Reserve clubrooms
- The City has developed a number of educational resources for young people that organisations and schools can order. The resources cover a range of topics, including underage drinking and excessive alcohol use, graffitti and mens health issues.
We’ve funded healthy lifestyles in the community through:
- Activelink provides support to those facing financial barriers to participation in sport, recreation, hobbies and other activities (such as creative art classes, library activities or programs or dance classes) which helps them connect with others in their community. More than 260 community members received an voucher for Activelink in in 2017-2018.
We facilitated the following projects and initiatives:
- Our Scores on the Doors Program lets the public know which food businesses rank highly for food safety and hygiene.
We advocated with the relevant government departments to meet community needs on the following issues:
- Providing pedestrian crossings and safer ways to cross roads.
- More bus stop shelters.
- The creation of a suitable safe cycling environment on Macrae Road.
We've partnered with other organisations to ensure an equitable distribution of accessible health and recreation facilities and public open spaces such as:
- Freo Street Doctor, supporting the provision of accessible health care services that meet community needs.
- Early Years Program with Meerilinga, Ngala and Playgroup WA.
- Better Health Program Workshops helping children aged between 7 and 13 and their families, adopt a long-lasting healthy lifestyle.
- The Nightfields football program which delivers after school football to young people living in Willagee, in partnership with the WA Football Commission, saw 73 participants during terns 3 and 4 in 2017.
- The Mentally Healthy WA Act-Belong-Commit campaign that encourages people to take action to improve their mental health and wellbeing.