Aligned to our Healthy & Inclusive Places Pillar and targets, the health and wellbeing of residents living in and around the communities we shape, is key for Landcom.
In FY20 we kicked off our partnership with Live Life Get Active and launched this initiative at our new Tallawong pocket park, which is part of the SMNW Places program.
Live Life Get Active is a not for profit charity that aims to enhance people’s health, fitness and happiness by providing free fitness classes to adults, five days a week during school term. Their aim is to address key issues such as obesity, diabetes, and mental health.
The Tallawong camp has grown steadily in membership throughout the year, and now has over 100 members. Each week locals participate in boxing, cross-training and yoga.
Live Life Get Active participants also have access to a member dashboard, which helps track personal data such lifestyle and activity changes, weight, mood and fitness shifts, and increasing or declining health risk factors. Complementary to this, Landcom evaluates the camp using The Australian Social Values Bank29 tool to assess the social return on investment of this initiative. After one term initial results show the camp has produced a benefit cost ratio of 2.44 for every dollar invested – or $69,051 of total value compared to the total cost of $28,350.
The camp has also made a big impact personally to participants noted by one of the regular attendees:
"My local camp has provided me with an opportunity to improve my physical fitness, and in turn my mental health after having my third child. I wasn’t in a financial position to attend a regular gym, having my LLGA camp has been amazing. I love to train outside, and our trainer is fantastic. So good to be able to do this on my way home." – Talia Merrin
Live Life Get Active Camp in the Tallawong Pocket Park.
29 The values used in these calculations, provided by the Australian Social Value Bank, are owned by Alliance Social Enterprises (www.asvb.com.au). They have been produced by Simetrica, using best practice methodology for policy evaluation. These values are used under Licence #w57Q2Y with expiry date 03/04/2021.