- Last updated:
- 03 Oct 2019
Healthy Towns is an initiative of phn Central Queensland, Wide Bay, Sunshine Coast. It aims to support rural and regional towns to run projects that improve local people’s health and happiness. It has a vision for healthy, happy rural and regional communities. Healthy Towns celebrates, rewards, acknowledges and inspires volunteers and community organisations. It is a collaboration between:
- University of the Sunshine Coast
- Sunshine Coast Council
- Noosa Shire Council
- Gympie Council
- Griffith University.
Healthy Towns run an annual Awards Program for projects that influence the health and happiness of a community. The program has three award categories:
- Connections Between People
- Connections With Place
- Connections With Greenspace.
The Awards Program is in its fourth year. Successful award recipients receive financial reward, recognition and promotion within the Sunshine Coast community. The program acknowledges the existing work being done within the community, especially volunteering. These are the only awards to recognise Sunshine Coast volunteers and community organisations contributing to the health and happiness of a community.
In 2019 applications open 27 September and close 8 November.