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Play Australia Media Releases and Interviews
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".
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.
Check out Channel 9 News Adelaide showing neighbours having fun on their local streets, click here: https://fb.watch/5kFm9i9YEI/ 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
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.
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.