Hon Terry Waldron MLA

Hon Terry Waldron MLA

Former Minister for Sport and Recreation; Racing and Gaming

Hon Albert Jacob BEnvDes M.Arch JP MLA

Hon Albert Jacob BEnvDes M.Arch JP MLA

Former Minister for Environment; Heritage

    Sleep under the stars for Outdoors October

    1/10/2014 12:00 AM
    • Outdoors October kicks off this week encouraging families to get active
    • More than 120 events across WA listed on Outdoors October calendar
    • Nature Play WA has launched new ‘Introduction to Camping’ films

    West Australians are invited to get active and get outdoors in October as part of a month-long celebration of our unique outdoor environment.


    Launching the initiative today, Sport and Recreation Minister Terry Waldron and Environment Minister Albert Jacob said more than 120 events across the State had been listed on the Outdoors October calendar.  These included canoeing lessons, fishing clinics and caving adventures.


    “This year’s theme of ‘Go On, Get Outdoors’ encourages those with little experience of getting outdoors to have some fun and take the first steps,” Mr Waldron said.


    “To help, Nature Play WA has launched a series of short ‘how to’ films for first-time campers.  They include how to find great places to camp, where to pitch a tent when you get there and how to light a camp fire.”


    A major Outdoors October event is the Great Aussie Camp Out on October 11, which happens all over Australia and sees people camping in everything from camp grounds to their own backyards.


    Environment Minister Albert Jacob said the State Government was committed to encouraging people to explore WA’s extraordinary natural areas under the Parks for People initiative. 


    “We have so many inspiring natural places. I encourage people not only to get outdoors, but to try camping as a great way of spending time in nature as well as reconnecting with family and friends away from the normal routines of life,” Mr Jacob said.


    “One highlight of Outdoors October is the event we’re hosting at Yanchep National Park, which will bring families together, many for the first time, to share a night under the stars.  It will introduce families to the joys of camping in an encouraging and supportive environment and help them increase their confidence to make camping part of their lifestyle.”


           Fact File

    Sport and Recreation Minister’s office - 6552 6100

    Environment Minister’s office - 6552 5800


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