Member for Hawkesbury Dominic Perrottet today announced that over 6,000 vouchers have been accessed by Hawkesbury families since the launch of the Active Kids Rebate in January this year.
Active Kids is a key initiative of the 2017-18 Budget and is not means-tested. It supports the Premier’s Priority to reduce overweight and obesity rates of children by five per cent over ten years.
Active Kids will contribute $100 for every child towards the cost of sports registration, membership expenses or fees for physical activities such as swimming, dance lessons and athletics.
Mr Perrottet said he was thrilled that Hawkesbury families were taking up the opportunity to participate in the programme.
“It’s great to see so many Hawkesbury kids are now getting active as a result of this rebate”.
“No parent should have to second guess if they can afford this year’s sport and other fitness activity fees. We want to get kids moving and remove barriers to playing sport,” Mr Perrottet said.
“As a parent of young children, I know how important sport and other physical activities are to keep kids happy, healthy and strong but I also know the costs can add up for families”, said Mr Perrottet.
The NSW Government has committed $207 million over the next four years to the Active Kids Rebate and parents will have the opportunity to access a $100 voucher for each child per year.
Parents have until 31 December 2018 to claim and use their voucher at sport.nsw.gov.au/activekids or by phoning Service NSW on 13 77 88.