Take a look at what other towns are doing and how their actions are enhancing the overall health and happiness of their communities.
River Road Equine Assisted Learning is in its second year of operation who provide aﬀordable equine assisted learning sessions and programs for disadvantaged, disengaged and/or developmentally delayed young people on the Sunshine Coast. Children and young adults exhibiting the following life challenges ASD, ADHD, ADD, victims of bullying, bullies, victims […]
The Salty Souls Legacy “Standing Tall” surﬁng program oﬀers vulnerable children & teens not only a chance to learn to surf, but a chance to heal. Being a 6 week program they are taught surﬁng & ocean skills, they engage with other children while learning. This is more than a […]
Rainbow Beach Community Centre provides appropriate sporting equipment to promote community members being active and engaging with one another. Furthermore, they address the need for community, particularly the more senior members, to engage in physical activity to stimulate better health and wellbeing. Participation enhances social interaction to provide a sense […]
A community organisation committed to social justice and collective wellbeing. They design opportunities for participation, wellbeing and collective community action contributing to a ﬂourishing civil society. Their participative approaches include two community meals, a weekly ‘Peoples Kitchen’ and a monthly ‘Meeting Place’ dinner. The Peoples Kitchen provides a place for […]
Mary Valley Country Harvest Cooperative aim to be a driver of positive economic, social and environmental impacts within our community. Activities include farm walks and workshops to observe and explore current best-practices in landcare, livestock management, and small-scale farming techniques. Produce sales are concentrated within a 75km radius, to engage […]
The Kilkivan Veteran’s and Community Men’s Shed Association was founded in 2016 and set about establishing the Men’s Shed to promote inclusion, provide a sense of worth and deliver seminars on men’s health issues.
Hope Reins run a variety of programs designed to build relationships with each other through the understanding and building of relationships with rescued horses in a country farm setting. Horses are a prey animal so are incredibly sensitive to body language making them very responsive to humans and acting as […]
Provides a venue for men to meet in a safe, happy and inclusive atmosphere which encourages sharing of skills and knowledge of members, whilst at the same time enhancing the wellbeing and health of men in the community. They have and continue to support local schools, kindergartens and the community […]
In 2012, the alliance leased 60ha of vacant bush-land close to town from Gympie Council which have been used to develop over 25km of trails for bush-walking, trail running and cycling in addition to shelters and rest areas. The trail facility is entirely developed and managed by volunteers for the […]
Cooloola Coast Medical Transport are a wonderful community organisation based in Tin Can Bay that transports frail, aged and disabled residents of Cooloola Coast with non-urgent medical issues to health services. The group formed when community members realised there was no public transport for people in their area to access […]
Brekky Sessions is another great example of a community project eligible to nominate for a ‘connections between people’ award as they organise and run social activities that connect people around local needs. “Brekky Sessions” is a new initiative run by United Synergies in the Sunshine Coast and Gympie area. The […]
Maroochydore Men’s Shed is another great example of an organisation who could potentially nominate for a Healthy Towns award. In just over three years Maroochydore Men’s Shed has grown to over 65 members. Activities offered at the shed include woodworking, metal work, community work, travel groups, photography, computer literacy and […]
The Connections between People Award recognises projects that bring people together, increase social connections and provide a sense of belonging to their town. The Pets for Life (P4L) program supports older people living on the Sunshine Coast to continue caring for their companion animal, with the help of a volunteer. […]
The Connections With Greenspace Award recognises projects that are environmentally friendly and have a positive environmental impact on their town. The Peregian community run a community garden called Veggie Village in Rufous Street with a focus on growing organic fruits, herbs and vegetables. This project aligns with the Connections with […]
Connections with Place Award recognises projects that provide equitable access to resources and services, provides a sense of place and are culturally inclusive. Dulong Futures recognises that for their community to be a more ‘liveable’ and ‘healthy’ place, they need to provide opportunities for neighbours to connect. Initially a group of […]