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Play Australia Media Releases and Interviews
Click here to view our launch in Canberra on Monday 11 April, 2022.
Featuring Astoria Bright, a Canberra parent and Playground Finder Ambassador, and Kieran Brophy, Assistant Director, Play Australia.
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.”
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.
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
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.
Following the launch of Play Australia’s five year strategy positioning play as a national health priority, the organisation is excited to present three key partnership opportunities over 2020–25, to help grow play within Australian communities and improve the health and wellbeing of all Australians. Read the Full Release as a PDF here.
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.