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Case Studies

Go for Green: Maranoa Regional Council improving local food supply

Click here to download print PDF for this case study. Maranoa Regional Council was one of the first Queensland councils to receive funding under the Australian Government’s Healthy Communities Initiative with the Be Healthy Maranoa program. The program aims to improve access to accredited nutrition and physical activity programs, and to encourage people to take […]

Healthy Food programs: South Burnett Regional Council improving local food supply

Click here to download printable PDF for this case study. With a high level of socio-economic disadvantage across the region and a high proportion of elderly and young people, South Burnett Regional Council has been very proactive in planning, promoting and delivering healthy community initiatives. In 2008, the Healthy Communities Committee was established and 2010 […]

FAST and Deadly Tucker: Sunshine Coast Council healthy lifestyle programs

Click here to download printable PDF for this case study. The Sunshine Coast Council is committed to providing healthy and active lifestyle opportunities to all communities in the Sunshine Coast region, and in particular the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living on the Sunshine Coast. The Fitness and Sports Training (FAST) and Deadly Tucker […]

Camp Wellbeing: Tablelands Regional Council healthy lifestyle activities

Click here to download print PDF for this case study. The Tablelands Regional Council is committed to improving the health and wellbeing of communities across the Tablelands region. Wellbeing Tablelands, funded until June 2014 under the Australian Government’s Healthy Communities Initiative, aims to reduce the prevalence of overweight, obesity and chronic diseases—such as diabetes and […]

Food for Sport: making healthy food available in sports clubs

Food for Sport: A Guide to Healthy Food and Drink Supply in Sporting Clubs aims to make nutritious foods and drinks available, prominent and promoted in sports clubs in Queensland, and applies to all methods of food and drink provision including canteens, vending machines, mobile food carts and fundraising. This strategy is voluntary for all sports […]

Ceres Centre: Promoting community food systems

CERES (pronounced ‘series’) is located on 4.5 hectares (10 acres) in East Brunswick, Melbourne and is the most visited community environmental centre in Australia. CERES runs a café, nursery, organic farm and market as well as festivals, education programs and a community kitchen. The farm provides locally grown organic food, education in community food systems, […]

Community Gardens: Maroochy Community Permaculture Group

The Maroochy Community Permaculture Group was established in 2002 and is built on crown land, leased from council. The community gardens are built over two tennis courts with an old basketball court providing an area for aquaponics and a new straw bale building, and an existing house is used as a classroom, meeting room and […]


Local law matters promoting healthy eating

Many of the objectives for healthy people and places can be achieved through measures other than local laws. However, local laws are still used by some councils to regulate food provision. This section provides local government with items to consider for local laws to promote healthy eating. It is recommended that council review existing local […]