A stream of Palaszczuk Government ActiveKIT initiatives to keep Queenslanders active and healthy is rolling out across the State.
Sport Minister Stirling Hinchliffe said since launching six months ago, the $4.1 million ActiveKIT program had funded 39 initiatives.
“ActiveKIT is investing in innovative ways to make it even easier for Queenslanders of all ages and abilities to reach fitness goals and connect with their community,” Mr Hinchliffe said.
“All 39 ActiveKIT community initiatives are either operational or in the final stages of development.
“ActiveKIT’s partnership with Health and Wellbeing Queensland is sharing knowledge, harnessing innovation and leveraging technology to help Queenslanders stay active and healthy.”
ActiveKIT funded initiatives include:
- Talk All Sport’s online platform captures game statistics to a scoreboard to free up club score and timekeeping volunteers, and is being trialled by cricket and karate
- Tagspace app is about to deliver on-demand, outdoor professional fitness programs using augmented reality
- Queensland’s Touch Association is running an extra three seasons of the Women in Touch Program
- Brisbane’s Science of Fitness gym has launched a Fit Over 50’s group training program
- Noosa Shire Council’s Ageing Well program offers a 40-week course in strength exercises, fall prevention, beginners aqua, walking groups, tai chi and yoga
- Toowoomba Regional Council, local clubs and ActiveKIT are working together on Everyone’s Game to deliver regular informal, social sporting opportunities.
- SignOnDay, a one-stop app helping Queenslanders search, sign up and pay for sporting activities
“Digital technology and ActiveKIT are a convenient way to find the perfect sport or active recreation activity to suit just about everybody,” Mr Hinchliffe said.
“ActiveKIT is also taking new rugby league programs to remote Indigenous communities including Lockhart River, Coen and Wujal Wujal to boost personal bests wherever Queenslanders live in our vast State.
“We know active Queenslanders are healthy Queenslanders.”
Health and Wellbeing Queensland Chief Executive, Dr Robyn Littlewood, welcomed the rollout of ActiveKIT initiatives.
“Some Queenslanders are missing out on the benefits of exercise while trying to balance the commitments of 2022,” said Ms Littlewood.
“We know 59 per cent of adults and 46 per cent of kids aren’t active enough to make a noticeable difference to health and wellbeing.
“The ActiveKIT program aims to improve these rates by investing in innovative ways to stay fit and healthy.
“We are excited to support these projects to actively boost Queenslanders’ health and wellbeing in city, regional, rural and First Nations communities.”
All ActiveKIT programs are expected to be fully operational by 30 June 2022.