The Action Plan provides evidence based, strategic direction to project partners in Melbourne’s west to support the planning, development, and implementation of women and girls’ improved participation in sport and active recreation.

It identifies 48 actions that partners will focus on to change the way in which women and girls access, participate and experience sport and active recreation.

This Action Plan identifies primary prevention initiatives at a regional scale using the social ecological model (refer page 6), which address issues of gender inequity in systems, communities and individuals.

Identified actions target:

•    Policy: Strategic and operational;
•    Environments: Built, cultural, social and structures of coordination;
•    Education: Capacity building, collaboration, formal and informal structures, and
•    Communication: Advocacy, promotion and informing

Thank you to all those in the partnership across the west of Melbourne with 7 partner Councils (Wyndham City Council , Brimbank City Council, Hobsons Bay City Council, Maribyrnong City Council, Melton City Council, City of Moonee Valley, City of Melbourne), Women's Health West, Sport and Recreation Victoria, Office for Women in Sport and Recreation and created by Victoria University, Monash University & Inside Edge.

Download the Women's Participation in Sport and Active Recreation in Melbourne's West:
Action Plan for Change

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