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Healthy communities challenge

How might we assist councils to build healthier and stronger communities?

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A list of useful Queensland Government open datasets are tagged on

  • $13.8 billion – estimated cost of physical inactivity on the Australian economy
  • Insufficient physical activity is one of the leading risk factors for death worldwide
  • Physical activity reduces the risk of disease
  • Physical activity provides mental and social benefits

What is your solution?

We suggest you use the following two Queensland Government open datasets on

  1. Queensland, Sport, Exercise, and Recreation Survey 2015
  2. Queensland, Sport, Exercise, and Recreation Survey 2016

Locating open data

Queensland Government open data is accessible at Search for other government open data at and local government websites.

Below is a list of open datasets and resources you might like to use for this challenge.

Open datasets

  1. Sport Planning Tool
  2. ABS – Participation in Sport and Rec (2013-2014)
  3. ABS - Census


  1. AusPlay Survey
  2. The Exercise, Recreation and Sport Survey (ERASS (2010)
  3. Clearinghouse for sport – Australian Sport Policy
  4. Queensland recreation sport and arts

Guidance to help you prepare your GovHack project video to pitch your solution (3 minutes):

  1. Introduction: state the project title, team name and members.
  2. Problem: what is the challenge your hack addressed? Why does it matter to find a solution?
  3. Vision: in one sentence, describe the ideal end state / long-term goal you are trying to achieve through your solution.
  4. Data/resources: what was your approach to solve the problem? How did you investigate the problem? Provide an overview of the open data and information used and how it helped you to develop your solution
  5. Minimum viable product: describe your solution (proof of concept). What makes the solution unique? What would be the impact of the solution?
  6. Next steps: outline a road map on how the solution could be developed and implemented to achieve your vision.

For more tips see the GovHack handbook.

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