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Sport and Recreation

Make Your Move

Council's Sport and Recreation launched its new health and wellness campaign entitled ‘Make Your Move’ (MYM) in 2019. It's purpose was to raise the profile of health, wellness and participation in sport and recreation activity across the Greater Dandenong.

Make Your Move Physical Activity Strategy 2020-30

Participating in regular physical activity and limiting the amount of time we are sedentary has significant health and social benefits. Physical activity reduces the risk of chronic conditions and disease risk factors such as overweight and obesity and improves social and emotional health and wellbeing.

The Make Your Move Greater Dandenong Physical Activity Strategy 2020-2030, endorsed by Council on 24 August 2020, provides the strategic framework to 'Increase the physical activity levels and health of our community.'

Read the Strategy and our Year One implementation plan below:

Make Your Move Physical Activity Strategy 2020-2030 (PDF - 1.25MB)

Make Your Move Physical Actvitiy Strategy 2020-2030 Implementation Plan and Future Focus ( PDF - 344KB)

Why is Making Your Move important? 

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Improves physical and mental health

Reduces stress

It is fun and makes you feel happier

Council recently undertook extensive consultation and research to find out how active our community are, what prevents them from being active and how Greater Dandenong compares to the rest of Victoria.

This consultation highlighted a number of interesting key findings such as:

  • Only 49 per cent of Greater Dandenong residents meet the physical activity guidelines of 30 minutes of moderate to vigorous exercise per day.

We also know, the way people participate in physical activity is changing due to:

Calendar

Increasingly busy and time-fragmented lifestyles.

  Stretching

A desire for greater flexibility about when and how people access opportunities.

Cost

The cost of participating in organised sport is increasing.

Group

There are many more opportunities available to choose from.

Teaching There is a lack of health and physical literacy amongst the community, particulary migrant and refugee communities.

Read further information

Make Your Move Discussion Paper

Make Your Move Summary Discussion Paper

Make Your Move Summary for Sport and Recreation Providers Insert