OPAL’s aim is to improve the eating and activity patterns of children through working with families and the whole community.  Because OPAL will be shaped by our community and its needs, the program will be unique to Murray Bridge. OPAL will work with our community to strengthen and introduce a range of initiatives. Sometimes that might mean making better use of existing programs. Sometimes it will mean collaborating with key stakeholders to develop new programs or initiatives. These may include: good quality drinking water in public places, easy to use maps to find safe ways to walk or cycle to work and school or community gardens where members can grow and share their own vegies and fruit. The result will be a community where it is easier to live a healthy life.

Every 12 months there will be a new OPAL theme introduced to the community, with a specific health message. The Rural City of Murray Bridge will provide tools to help schools, sports and recreation clubs, health services, government agencies and private enterprise to get involved and develop activities around these themes.  The current theme is Water. The original cool drink.

The Rural City of Murray Bridge is one of twenty OPAL communities across the state. OPAL started in Murray Bridge in September 2011.

The way OPAL comes to life in each community will depend on your input and enthusiasm.  If you would like to have input or for any further information please contact the Kylie and Claire from the Murray Bridge OPAL Team.


Kylie Tekell

Opal Manager

08 8539 1435


Claire Oliver

OPAL Project Support Officer

08 8539 1436


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