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What is OPAL?


OPAL is about everyone in our community working together to create all kinds of ways to enjoy eating well and have fun being active. It is a program funded by State and Federal Government together with The Coorong District Council.

Coorong OPAL began in October 2012 and will continue for the next 5 years, the way OPAL comes to life in each community will depend on your input and enthusiasm. New information about healthy eating and physical activity will regularly be provided to help you make healthy choices in your life.

Whether you are a community member, community group, local business owner, parent or carer, OPAL is here to meet your needs as a community, so feel free to contact the Coorong OPAL team! There will be opportunities for everyone - so look out for OPAL in your community!!

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OPAL Themes

Every 12 months new information about healthy eating and physical activity will be provided to help you make healthy choices in your life. Health messages include:

Fresh snack theme poster

A healthy brekky is easy as PEEL. POUR. POP.

Water. The Original Cool Drink.

Give the screen a rest. Active play is best

Think Feet First - step, cycle, scoot to school.

Life Looks Brighter Outside

Make it a Fresh Snack

In 2016 OPAL launched the 'Make it a fresh snack' theme, a great theme that promotes good choices for children and their families to enjoy during snack times.

Coorong Healthy Highways

An innovative business program driving customers to local food outlets and helping to create a vibrant, healthy community, Click Here to read more.

Mayor's Pedometer Challenge

Participants can enter as an individual, as a business/club team or as part of your school. Prizes will be awarded in each category. Why not get involved and walk yourself to a healthier future. Message from the mayor, "What's not to love about walking? It's free and helps you feel stronger, more energetic and happier. Join me in Active August as I aim for 10,000 steps per day and make Coorong District community a healthy communuity." Click Here to find out more.

Make it a Fresh Snack.

Make it a fresh snack encourages children, teenagers and parents to make good choices when it comes to eating between meals. Well-chosen snacks can provide the opportunity for children to get the energy and nutrients they require for healthy growth and development.

If you are a community group, member, sporting club or business who would like to get involved in this theme, please contact the OPAL team on 1300 785 277.

OPAL Resources

OPAL have a number of resources that are available to local schools, kindergartens and also community groups. Resources that are available include: Mobile Skate Ramp, Giant Games, Smoothie Bike, Imagination Playground and Geocaching Kits. Click Here to find out more.

Current Projects

Wondering what type of projects the OPAL team are amongst right here in the Coorong Council? Here is a snapshot of the program, projects and activites the team is involved in. Click Here to find out more.  

Are you ready to get involved? OPAL belongs to you.

To find out more about OPAL and discuss ways you can be involved contact Tanja Morgan – OPAL Manager at The Coorong District Council: Phone: 1300 785 277 or Email:

OPAL by EPODE is a joint program of the State and Local Governments.


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