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This project was funded by the Department of Health and Ageing through the Building healthy communities in remote areas initiative. Its aims were to increase levels of physical activity and community recreation using the community swimming pool.
Key to the project's success was the employment of a local project officer, engagement through the creation of a community recreation committee, and support systems provided by national and local branch project managers.
The project strategies targeted the following areas:
The project involved a number of key partners including:
The Nauiyu aquatic recreation project was completed in June 2009. Royal Life Saving was pleased to work alongside the Nauiyu Community and looks forward to this continuing partnership.
Abstract adapted from Royal Life Saving Society Australia
Royal Life Saving Society Australia
Sports House, Waratah Crescent
Fannie Bay NT 0820
PO Box 1229
Darwin NT 0801
Ph: (08) 8981 5036
Fax: (08) 8941 8442