Introduction
Thank you for completing this survey. It should only take around 5-10 minutes. To complete this survey you:
·         MUST live in the Rural City of Wangaratta (RCoW)
·         can be any age or gender
The aim of this survey is to find out about active living in the RCoW, specifically:
·         what is limiting people to be physically active; and 
·         what could be done to improve opportunities to be active.
 

Win a Prize!
When you complete this survey you will go in the draw to win a $100 voucher to spend on activities or products to help you be active, a $40 fruit and vegetable hamper, and 3 YMCA trial memberships. We are excited to share our findings with you and you will have the opportunity to include your contact details for either the prize or findings.

Please note, your contact details will not be linked to your responses, you will remain confidential.


Project Background
The RCoW Active Living Mapping Project aims to understand the current state of active living in the RCoW. This will be done by: 

- speaking with organisations and groups to understand active living barriers and opportunities;
- distributing this survey to learn from community members about active living; and
- mapping services, groups, facilities and parks to understand opportunities for being active and to determine how connected they are by paths etc.
 
These steps will provide the background to understanding active living which will help to inform recommendations to improve health and wellbeing in the RCoW.


Definitions
Active living and being physically active means moving your body and using energy to do this, for example, playing, working, walking, bike riding and gardening.
Active travel is any transport that involves physical activity such as walking or riding.
Being socially connected means frequently seeing others and involves the quality and the number of interactions people have with their community.

Privacy of Information
All survey responses will remain anonymous.  If you provide your personal information, it will only be used in the context that you consent for. This information will be kept secure and only viewed by those employed on the Active Living Project.  No information will be used for marketing purposes.

Thank you!
Sarah Nevin:  0357 232 077   sarah.nevin@gatewayhealth.org.au

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