The OPAL initiative will involve people and organisations working together across the whole community to create all kinds of ways to enjoy healthy eating and to have fun being active.

Local committees with people from all walks of life will work together to find out what your community wants and needs to help families and children make healthier choices and be more active. We want you to help shape OPAL in Port Augusta!

Your community is one of many OPAL Communities in South Australia. Other OPAL communities are within the Councils of:

  • Alexandrina
  • Campbelltown
  • Charles Sturt
  • Coorong
  • Copper Coast
  • Marion
  • Mid Murray
  • Mount Gambier
  • Mount Remarkable/Northern Areas/Peterborough
  • Murray Bridge
  • Onkaparinga
  • Playford
  • Port Adelaide Enfield
  • Salisbury
  • West Torrens
  • Whyalla

 OPAL will work with other council departments, programs and services to help build a healthier community. These include:

  • Community and Recreational Development
  • Be Active Community Centre
  • Child Care Centre
  • Ryan Mitchell Swim Centre
  • Public Library
  • Port Augusta Outdoor Adventure Centre
  • Port Augusta Cultural Centre Yartla Purtli
  • Urban and Community Planning

We will also partner with a range of other individuals and agencies including health services, schools and preschools, government agencies and businesses.

OPAL will have annual themes to provide new information about healthy eating and physical activity will be provided to help you make healthy choices in your life.

Click on the theme for more information

Current Theme:

Life looks brighter outside - enjoy the day with outdoor play

Previous themes:

A healthy brekky is easy as peel a banana, pour milk on cereal, pop grainy bread in the toaster   Think Feet First: Step, Cycle, Scoot to School   Make it a fresh snack   Give the screen a rest   Water the original cool drink

Some of the programs and projects we are currently working on include:

  • Grants and resources to assist agencies to provide healthy food options at community events
  • Home Harvest program and the Port Augusta Planting Guide to support local families to learn more about vegetable gardening
  • Grants and resources to assist sporting clubs and community groups to provide healthier food and drink options
  • Education and training
  • Promotion of healthier food choices through food retailers such as supermarkets, local butchers and cafes
  • Promoting affordable, tasty recipes and meal ideas for families
  • Promotion of healthy catering and healthy breakfast ideas at primary schools and preschools

We are keen to hear your ideas on how we can make Port Augusta a healthier place.
So why not give us a call or drop us an email?

Your local OPAL Council Team are:

Carmel Daw
OPAL Program Manager
(available Wednesdays only)
Phone: (08) 8641 9104 or 0407 262 329

OPAL by EPODE is a joint program of Australian,
State and Local Governments.

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