SCENIC Rim Regional Council has announced a $40,000 commitment towards the Be Healthy and Active program to enable a year-long timetable of sports, wellness and health activities in 2019-20.
Regional providers will now be able to deliver low-cost and free activities for a full 12 months of an expanded program.
Mayor Greg Christensen said the Be Healthy and Active program not only encouraged health and fitness across all age groups and abilities, but also provided an avenue to strengthen community connections.
"Many providers who offered activities through the past six-month programs shared positive feedback to council highlighting the benefits they, and participants, enjoyed from their involvement in the program," he said.
"This program is an opportunity for our local providers to be promoted through council's networks, increase their business profile and connect with various key community events, all while creating a healthier community."
Council said the program's first term in 2019, provided 48 activities across 15 locations throughout the Scenic Rim.
They said as well as outdoor sporting and recreational activities, the Be Healthy and Active program included indoor pastimes and information sessions, such as health and nutrition seminars, card playing and community table tennis.
The program now had grown to include a focus on physical, environmental activities like gardening, tree planting and Bush Kindy especially for young children.