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Ideas for how to be healthy and active in Mount Alexander Shire.

Healthy Heart of Victoria

This initiative aims at improving the health of people in the Loddon Campaspe region - the 'heart' of Victoria.

Healthy Heart of Victoria includes the Active Living Census, infrastructure that gets more people more active, more often and the placement of a Health Broker.

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Community Wellbeing Bus

Council’s new Community Wellbeing Bus, named ‘Peggy’, will provide a way for people who don’t have access to transport to travel to an aquatic, wellness and exercise facilities within the local area. The bus is the first wheelchair accessible bus for the Mount Alexander Shire Council.

As part of the initial pilot program, Peggy will pick up people from their residence in the local area and take them to the Gurri Wanyarra Wellbeing Centre in Kangaroo Flat, which will provide participants access to the centre’s facilities to engage in physical activity.

Discounts are available as part of the pilot program, download the below brochure for details.

Bookings: Call the Community Wellbeing Bus Business Support Officer on 5471 1797. Bookings must be made 2 business days prior to service.
Transport timetable: Twice a week. Days and times depend on booking numbers.
Bus stops: Pick up from client’s residence and drop-off at Gurri Wanyarra Wellbeing Centre, Kangaroo Flat.
Seating: 7 people plus 1 person in a wheelchair- subject to COVID restrictions.
Cost: First 3 rides are free and $5 per trip thereafter.
Passengers who require assistance at the facility will be required to bring their own carer. Carers can travel for free.

For more information download the Community Wellbeing Bus brochure or call Fiona McInnes on 5471 1807.

This Girl Can - Victoria

Council is a proud support of This Girl Can - Victoria, which aims to celebrate and support women to embrace physical activity in a way that suits them. We offered many free and low cost activities in April and May 2019 in partnership with local exercise and activity providers. Thank you for everyone who participated and got moving.

Community lunches

Community lunches are a great way to enjoy a healthy and affordable two course meal in a friendly, welcoming atmosphere.

A number of community lunches run in the Shire during the school terms and everyone is invited to attend.

If you would like to get involved helping with the community lunches they also welcome volunteers.

To find out more information about community lunches check the Healthy Active Living Guide or visit the Castlemaine Community House website.

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