Active living is one of the key actions to increase overall wellbeing and prevent chronic disease in the Alpine Shire. Our health promotion work involves creating supportive environments in the community which make being physically active an easier choice.
What we do
The Active Alpine Group has representation from Alpine Health, Gateway Health, Alpine Shire Council and Sport North East. The group aims to increase and promote opportunities to be active in the Alpine Shire and in turn promote health and wellbeing, social connection and a healthy, thriving community. Our plan is to:
- Promote existing events, free, family-oriented activities and facilities
- Support development of a physical activity policy/strategy
- Support walking and cycling path connections/improvements
- Map existing informal recreation opportunities and multiple-use sporting facilities
- Support sports clubs and workplaces to build healthy environments
- Offered free exercise classes at the Outdoor Fitness Equipment in Tawonga and the creation of a ‘train the trainer’ video for volunteer led classes (2022) – Funding received from the Central Hume Primary Care Partnership
- Submissions of grant applications to install and promote Outdoor Fitness Equipment (2021/22):
- The Black Summer Bushfire Recovery Grants
- Bushfire Recovery Victoria - Local Economic Recovery and Community Facilities Grants.
- Bright Bendigo Bank
- Central Hume Primary Care Partnership Grants
- Establishment of a community run Myrtleford parkrun– Funding received from the Bright Bendigo Bank, Alpine Shire Council, Alpine Health and the Rotary Club of Myrtleford (2021)
- Consultation sought for input into Alpine Shire Council’s, Council Plan (including Municipal Health and Wellbeing Plan) and Active Sport and Recreation Plan (2021).
- Calendar of events for Active April 2019 and 2021 (2020 cancelled due to restrictions from Covid 19).
- Support for the Rotary Club of Mt Beauty in one of their successful grant applications for Outdoor Fitness Equipment installed in Mt Beauty and Tawonga (2020).
- Support Alpine Pole walking groups with establishment and promotion in Myrtleford, Mt Beauty and Bright (2019/2020).
- 2020 feature story on Nordic Walking celebrating 30 years of Exercise & Sport Science Australia (ESSA) ESSA 30 Years | Story #8
- Consulted community and provided feedback on Alpine Shire Council’s Walks and Trails Guides (2019)
How to access
We welcome anyone who is interested in improving their health and wellbeing through physical activity
Maureen Ryland - Health Promotion Officer
Phone: 0437 366 982
Email: [email protected]