Walking Expo: Discover Adelaide walks

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Walk. Explore. Discover.
10am-3pm Sunday 6 April 2014
Rymill Park, Adelaide cnr East Tce and Bartels Ave

Walking can give you access to amazing places. Whether it’s exploring your own neighborhood, uncovering hidden street art in the CBD or discovering stunning views from a mountain top, two feet can take you there.

Come and join Walking SA for a celebration all forms of walking in Rymill Park on Sunday 6th April, 10:30am to 3pm.

Guided Discovery Walks leave Rymill Park. Just turn on the day 15 minutes before the scheduled walk time with yourself, shoes or runners for walking and some water. Discovery Walks on the day include:

  • 10:30am Discover the Botanic Gardens, a 1 hour walk by the Friends of the Botanic Gardens
  • 10:30am Discover Inner Adelaide Street Art, a 1.5 hour walk by the Friends of the Heysen Trail
  • 10:30am Discover Outer Adelaide Statues, a 2 hour walk by the Friends of the Heysen Trail
  • 11:00am Discover the Botanic Gardens, a 1 hour walk by the Friends of the Botanic Gardens
  • 11:00am Discover the East End, a 1 hour walk by the WEA Ramblers
  • 12:00pm Discover Historical Adelaide, a 1 hour walk by Adelaide Bushwalkers
  • 1:00pm Discover Public Art of Adelaide, a 1 hour walk by Adelaide Bushwalkers
  • 2:00pm Discover the Botanic Gardens, a 1 hour walk by the Friends of the Botanic Gardens

Local outdoor stores will be showcasing the latest walking gear and walking clubs and tour operators will be there to provide advice. Grab a bargain from the pre-loved walking gear sale by the Friends of the Heysen Trail. Stalls include:

  • Scout Outdoor Centre
  • The Map Shop
  • Cartographics
  • National Trust – Hahndorf Branch
  • Yellow Umbrella walking tours
  • Ghost Crime Tours

Find out more about Adelaide’s walking clubs, there’s one to suit your style of walking from 2 hour walks to full day hikes to multi-day treks. Walking club stalls include:

  • Walking SA
  • Adelaide Bushwalkers
  • Friends of the Heysen Trail
  • Skyliner Walking Group
  • ARPA
  • WEA Ramblers
  • Keep Walking
  • Friends of the Camino Trail
  • Friends of the Botanic Gardens
  • The Heart Foundation

Grab a tasty treat from Camden Park Scout Group fundraiser BBQ or from Bodhri’s Bakery.

Walking is an activity everyone can do at their own pace but if you’re looking to extend your walking opportunities Walking SA can provide information on different walking clubs. Many clubs will have representatives there on the day ready to answer all your questions.

Walking is a great way to be active and experience the outdoors so whether you’re a seasoned walker or an absolute beginner come and join the celebration.

For more information contact kate.corner@walkingsa.org.au.

You’re just two feet away from some of the best places in South Australia.

Welcome to our new website

Our new website has been launched.

This website has been possible through a grant from the Office for Recreation and Sport, under the Be Active progam.

You’re just two feet from some of the best places in South Australia.

Walking and Cycling Seminar‏

Thursday 20 March 2014, 12:30 – 4:30pm, Adelaide
Seminar: Getting Bang For Your Buck – Designing, funding and maximising the use of footpath and cycleway infrastructure

Walking is part of nearly every trip. Both walking and cycling are relatively inexpensive to do and provide health, environmental and decongestion benefits. State and local governments are increasingly promoting walking and cycling to lower traffic congestion and create healthy, more sustainable communities. This session brings together a panel of practitioners to address the strategy, funding, design and operations of walking and cycling infrastructure.

Key topics and speakers:

  • Overview of walking and cycling infrastructure programs in SA – Gemma Kernich, Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI)
  • Transport and Health – The Streets for People Compendium experience – Jenni Carr, Heart Foundation, and Ali Collins, DPTI
  • Smart Move – Adelaide City Council’s pedestrian and cycling initiatives – Anna McDonald, Adelaide City Council
  • Planning for Active Travel in the Inner West – Chris Bentick, City of Charles Sturt
  • Bicycle and Pedestrian Infrastructure – getting the right bang for your buck – Dick van den Dool, GTA Consultants

General Meeting 10th April – adoption of new constitution

WalkingSA-draft-Constitution-cover7pm Thursday 10th April 2014
Unley Community Centre, 18 Arthur Street, Unley

  • acceptance vote on adoption of new Constitution
  • presentation of our new strategic plan, 2014-2016
  • launch of our new website

One of the first essential tasks for the re-convened Board of Walking SA was the development of a new Constitution for the organisation. Following much consultation, drafting and re-drafting by the  Governance Committee, the Constitution has now been endorsed by the Board.

All members are encouraged to read the new Constitution, make comment and vote on its acceptance at the General Meeting.

The Constitution forms a guiding document for the organisation.  It sets out the rules by which Walking SA will operate and the restrictions, powers, and duties of its officers and Board members.

With the new Constitution, and a revised Strategic Plan for the next 3 years, Walking SA has a sound operational framework for the future. The Board looks forward to working closely with all members to achieve our primary goal of improving the health and lifestyle of South Australians through all forms of walking.

Active Club Program – grants available

The Office of Sport and Recreation has facility and program and equipment funding available to eligible walking and sport clubs.

The purpose of the grants is to provide assistance to active recreation and sports clubs with:

  • Programs and equipment (up to $5,000)
  • Facility requests up to $20,000 on a $1 for $1 basis

Applications close: Monday 14 April 2014
Eligible organisations: Incorporated Sport or Active Recreation Clubs that do not have a gaming machine licence.

Walking Expo – 6th April 2014

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Walk. Explore. Discover.
10am-3pm Sunday 6 April 2014
Rymill Park, Adelaide cnr East Tce and Bartels Ave

Walking can give you access to amazing places. Whether it’s exploring your own neighborhood, uncovering hidden street art in the CBD or discovering stunning views from a mountain top, two feet can take you there.

Come and join Walking SA for a celebration all forms of walking in Rymill Park on Sunday 6th April.

Highlights of the day will be free Discovery Walks throughout Adelaide City including the picturesque Adelaide Parklands, Botanic Gardens and the CBD. Local outdoor stores will be showcasing the latest walking gear and walking clubs and tour operators will be there to provide advice. Grab a bargain from the pre-loved walking gear sale by the Friends of the Heysen Trail.

Walking is an activity everyone can do at their own pace but if you’re looking to extend your walking opportunities Walking SA can provide information on different walking clubs. Many clubs will have representatives there on the day ready to answer all your questions.

Walking is a great way to be active and experience the outdoors so whether you’re a seasoned walker or an absolute beginner come and join the celebration.

For more information contact kate.corner@walkingsa.org.au.

You’re just two feet away from some of the best places in South Australia.

Response to the “Integrated Transport and Land Use Plan”

In October 2013 the Government of South Australia released its Integrated Transport and Land Use Plan, and called for comment on the plan. Walking SA provided the following comment submission. When submissions closed on January 17, 2014, the government said they had received an overwhelming response, with 1,500 submissions, and 2,500 attendees to public information sessions.

Cate Mettam, Walking SA Chair, said:

Thank you for the opportunity to comment on this important and long-awaited plan.

It is pleasing to note the many bold measures that are part of this plan, adding to the ones that are underway or have been already achieved. It is also clear that for these important investments to prove worthwhile, they need to be backed by a commitment to make South Australia a desirable place to walk. Put simply, a walkable environment is one that is attractive to live, work and play, desirable economically, efficient in its use of resources, and sustainable into the future.

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