Healthy communities

We are committed to the safety, health and wellbeing of our communities. We want to create strong communities across our region that lead, participate in and contribute to our city. We seek to achieve strong and healthy communities through a range of health initiatives and environmental health work.

Some of our health initiative programs include Healthy Active Lifestyle Onkaparinga (HALO) and Onkaparinga Active Community Network (OACNET).

The Healthy Active Lifestyles Onkaparinga (HALO) program offers a range of sporting and recreational opportunities and events, including free come and try activities for the local community, encouraging people to get active and feel healthy. For further information on our events and activities visit our HALO site.

The Onkaparinga Active Community Network (OACNET) is a network of sport, recreation and leisure providers working together with government to increase the numbers of people participating in active pastimes.

Our environmental health team works to address the physical, chemical, biological and social factors that impact on human health. By conducting  routine inspections at food premises, and body piercing and tattoo salons and investigating food poisoning and various health related complaints, such as insanitary conditions, vermin infestations and pollution.

Get active

Active lifestyle programs

Where to get active

10,000 step challenge

Taking 10,000 steps is the recommended daily total for receiving health benefits from walking, such as improved fitness, health and mood. So there are plenty of good reasons to go for it. We are encouraging you to walk 10,000 steps per day. Why not take the challenge and get closer to being and feeling a healthier you!

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Active events

Healthy eating programs