Water refill station installed at Woodville Park

20/07/2018

Local park goers will be kept hydrated all year round with the installation of a water refill station at Woodville Park as part of the NSW Government’s Make Healthy Normal initiative.

The $10,000 project was funded in partnership with Georges River Council and South Eastern Sydney Local Health District.

Georges River Council Mayor Kevin Greene said that the Make Healthy Normal initiative aims to increase awareness of excess weight as a public health issue and to motivate people to reassess their lifestyle choices.

“The statistics are quite alarming, with almost half (46%) of all south eastern Sydney residents 16 years and over overweight or obese,” said Mayor Greene.

“Council has been working to provide accessible and inclusive amenities at parks and sporting grounds throughout the local government area and will continue to improve facilities where needed.

“By ensuring fresh drinking water is accessible at recreation locations, we can support the health and wellbeing of residents, as well as reduce waste generated by disposable plastic bottles.

“The water refill station is a fantastic way to make sure people can have a refreshing drink during their leisure activities and will hopefully serve as further encouragement for residents to get out and about.”

Make Healthy Normal was developed to support the NSW Healthy Eating and Active Living (HEAL) Strategy: Preventing overweight and obesity in New South Wales 2013-2018 and is part of a government framework to promote healthy eating and active living in New South Wales.

For more information, contact Council.