The Premier’s Physical Activity Council (PPAC) was established in 2001 to provide a coordinated approach to the promotion and provision of opportunities for physical activity in Tasmania, including responsibility for the development and oversight of a long-term strategy for physical activity for the state.
The need to address the importance of physical activity is reflected at a state, national and international level, such as Tasmania Together 2020, Tasmania’s plan for physical activity 2011-2021, the National Partnership Agreement for preventive health and the Toronto charter for physical activity.
In 2010-11, PPAC led the development of a state-wide, 10-year plan to guide Tasmanians towards becoming more physically active. Tasmania’s plan for physical activity 2011-2021 was developed in consultation with the Tasmanian community and sets a unifying direction and framework for action.
It is recognised that Tasmania faces a long-term task in changing community attitudes towards physical activity, but it is encouraging to note the public support provided for a number of physical activity initiatives and events around the state.
PPAC’s priorities include key focus areas that are identified in Tasmania’s plan for physical activity 2011-2021, as well as core activities and participation in external working groups. This page summarises PPAC's vision, mission, goals, aims, key priority areas and contribution to the health and wellbeing of the Tasmanian community.
By taking the initiative to make physical activity an integral component of our lives, Tasmania as a whole will benefit through improved health, social interaction, a healthy environment and a strong community. Please note the goals listed above come from Tasmania's plan for physical activity 2011-2021, but are also the goals PPAC are working towards and the goals that the community can work towards as a whole.