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MEDIA ALERT - 1000 Play Streets to aid COVID-19 recovery

Submitted by karenwilliams on Tue, 08/31/2021 - 09:15

1000 Play Streets to aid COVID-19 recovery

Play Australia is proud to announce the national launch of 1000 Play Streets – a movement to reconnect our socially-isolated communities as we look toward COVID-19 recovery and to encourage more play for all, on our quiet residential streets.

Barb Champion, Executive Director of Play Australia says, “many of our communities are hurting at the moment, people are lonelier than ever due to restrictions and our children are suffering, due to a lack of opportunity to get outside and play.”

Boost for [Playground] finder app to encourage more outdoor play time

Submitted by karenwilliams on Tue, 07/06/2021 - 14:55

Canberra Times 6 July 2021. 

Play Australia's Playgroup Finder App gains ACT Government funding to boost access to more than 500 playgrounds, "in an effort to encourage higher rates of physical activity among the territory's young people". 

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Come out to play - Onkiaparinga Now 28 April 2021

Submitted by karenwilliams on Tue, 05/25/2021 - 09:54

Across the Onkaparinga region, neighbours are enjoying each other’s company and playing for a few hours while their street is closed to traffic. The 1000 Play Streets program, created by Play Australia, is reclaiming quiet residential streets as places for people to step out their front door to reconnect and have fun with their neighbours—or meet them for the first time.

Read the full article from Onkaparinga Now.

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South Australia is closing roads to help get kids outside and playing

Submitted by karenwilliams on Fri, 05/07/2021 - 17:34

Check out Channel 9 News Adelaide showing neighbours having fun on their local streets, click here: and listen to Mayor Jill Whitaker on ABC Adelaide Breakfast talking #1000PlayStreets and about how children can come out and play on their local street, meet their neighbours, how families can work together and connect with their community. The Campbelltown City Council with support from the Government of South Australia's Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing (ORSR) have taken #1000PlayStreets onboard and the local com

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Media Release from the Hon Cory Wingard MP

Submitted by Admin on Fri, 11/06/2020 - 09:58

PLAY ON! Fun and games to increase SA’s physical activity levels...

Play Australia is in the midst of its inaugural South Australian 1000 Play Streets initiative in the Campbelltown City Council area, encouraging residents to enjoy a more active lifestyle.

Read the full Release as a PDF download here.

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1000 Play Streets radio interview on Adelaide 5AA with Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing's CE Kylie Taylor and Campbelltown City Council CEO Paul Di Iulio

Submitted by Admin on Tue, 11/03/2020 - 00:00

With a goal to increase physical activity levels in SA (currently only 58% of us meet physical activity requirements of at least 150 minutes a week), Kylie and Paul discuss how the South Australian Government program Game On aims to help increase this figure to 62% in 5 years, and again to 66% in 10 years.


$3 million to make sport and recreation more accessible in South Australia

Submitted by Admin on Fri, 06/26/2020 - 10:38

Play Australia receives a share of the South Australian Government’s 2020-21 Sport and Recreation Development and Inclusion Program (SRDIP).

This funding is to support Play Australia’s '1000 Play Streets: Empowering a locally led model for our multicultural communities'.

Read more about the announcement on SA Premier Steve Marshall's website here.

Building a healthier Australia through Play!

Submitted by karenwilliams on Sun, 06/14/2020 - 15:06

We want to see a connected and healthy Australia where PLAY is a part of everyone’s daily life

This is the vision that Play Australia is committed to realising as the organisation launches their bold new five-year game plan to build PLAY in Australia as we move toward life post-COVID19.

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