Jim Binder, City of Salisbury

2016 Award Winner
Award Category: Local Government Award - Individual

The City of Salisbury were one of the first Local Government areas in SA to register with the Heart Foundation’s Just Walk It (now known as Heart Foundation Walking) program in 2005. Jim Binder was identified as the Local Coordinator and established numerous groups across the council area. Over the past 11 years, Jim has worked with local community members to establish walking groups for population groups that are least likely to be active including older South Australians, low income groups and people with English as a second language. Jim has worked within the council to advocate for more walkable communities through the use of walkability tools.

Today Jim is the Local Coordinator for 24 groups across the council area and these groups have achieved in excess of 20,000 walks! He is the local contact point for the groups and successfully supports 35 volunteer Walk Organisers in the council to lead free walking opportunities within the council.

About the Walking Awards

Walking SA has initiated annual awards to recognise sustained and outstanding contribution to walking at all levels throughout South Australia.

Many volunteers and others have contributed to South Australia’s great walking trails, waling clubs, and walking promotion and opportunities for health, wellbeing, recreation and tourism.

If you know of someone who should be considered for an award please do consider nominating them, nominations are taken throughout the year.