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Walking Network Plans 2023-24

A man with blue trousers and a beanie is walking along the footpath which has a shade awning over the footpath and in front of shops.

Walking Network Plans for Queensland announced for 2023-24 What do the following Queensland Councils have in common? Banana Shire Council Brisbane City Council Bundaberg Regional Council Burdekin Shire Council Cassowary Coast Regional Council Etheridge Shire Council Flinders Shire Council Isaac Regional Council Longreach Regional Council Murweh Shire Council North Burnett Regional Council Scenic Rim Regional […]

Exploring our rich history with Walkabout Cultural Adventures

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Nestled in the lush Daintree region is a locally owned an犀利士 d operated tour business that offers visitors a rare opportunity to connect with First Nations culture while exploring the breathtaking landscapes and walkways of this ancient land. Walkabout Cultural Adventures was created by Juan Walker, a Kuku Yalanji man form Mossman in far north […]

Dreamtime connections with Ben Barker

Walking is something our people have been doing for many thousands of years. Walkabout is the word we use to describe taking time out and going for a walk and connecting with land and country. And we still do that today. When you walkabout, you just get on the street and connect your feet to […]

Isabelle’s Story: Advocating for a safe, inclusive and walkable world

“It’s wrong that women should have to be afraid so close to their home or anywhere,” she Isabelle. Later on this led Isabelle to advocate to her local councillor to get lights installed in the park. It took about a year to happen, but the lights were finally installed which improved the walkability in her local neighbourhood

5 great South East Queensland walking destinations accessible by public transport

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Tracy Kolbe-Alexander Prof Tracy Kolbe-Alexander is Associate Head of School (Research), and the program Discipline Lead for Public Health in the School of Health and Medical Sciences at the University of Southern Queensland, as well as Honorary Associate Professor at the University of Cape Town (South Africa). The focus of Tracy’s research is on the […]

Men’s Walk and Talk: The power of human connection

Men's Walk and Talk

Mental health challenges continue to affect millions of men worldwide, and Queensland is no exception. The pressure to conform to societal expectations, financial stress, relationship issues, and other life stresses mean that at some stage, 1 in 7 men will suffer depression and 1 in five will experience anxiety. Men’s Walk n Talk was established […]

Bernie’s Story: Walking for health and happiness

Bernie's Story_Out Walking

Walking has always been a part of Bernie’s life. Now that he’s older, it’s his main form of exercise. Bernie has both Parkinson’s Disease and Type 1 Diabetes, but he refuses to be defined by his illnesses. “I see walking as a crucial part of my treatment. It helps me mentally and emotionally, as well […]

Accessibility and Inclusion for walking, rolling and strolling: A Call to Action

1 August 2023 “Joining Forces for Pedestrian Accessibility: A Unified Call to Action by a 30-Strong Alliance” The Queensland Walking Alliance, a coalition of 30 Queensland local, state, and national organisations has called on all three levels of government agencies, community leaders, engineers and planners alike to take the lead on accessibility and inclusion in […]

Walking with the Indigenous Marathon Foundation

By Anna Campbell On a Saturday in June, I joined the Indigenous Marathon Foundation – Mitchelton RAW walk and run group, for a reconciliation parkrun at Mitchelton.   There were around 15 or so walkers and runners taking part, and everyone was incredibly supportive and encouraging. Along the way, we chatted about IMF RAW and its […]

Walkable Brisbane Strategy is a move in the right direction

Walkable Brisbane: A move in the right direction to walk, roll and stroll in Brisbane. Queensland Walks congratulates Brisbane City Council on the release of the draft walking strategy – Walkable Brisbane. “A walking strategy is an important move by Brisbane City Council to identify the gaps in our walking networks, and to plan ahead. […]