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Queensland Walking Strategy

What do you think about walking in Queensland now? What needs to change to make it easier for you to choose walking over other forms of transport? 

A family walking on a path 
Image from Tourism & Events Queensland

Wherever you live in our state, we invite you to help shape Queensland’s first walking strategy. Your input will help to set the vision and action areas in the Queensland Walking Strategy (QWS). 

Have your say

The first phase of community and stakeholder engagement for the Queensland Walking Strategy is now open, and we want to hear from you! 

When we talk about walking, we also include jogging, running, and moving with the aid of a mobility device (such as a wheelchair or a walking frame) – meaning we want to understand the whole picture. 

Share a walking story or photos of your favourite walking spots on our Queensland Walking Strategy Ideas Wall using #wewalkqld. 

You can also complete our online survey or provide a written submission to further inform the strategy.

Keep up to date by registering here.

Why are we preparing a Walking Strategy? 

Walking is fun, relaxing, active, inexpensive, environmentally friendly and social, as well as being good for local communities and businesses. 

Research tells us that 1 in 5 Queensland adults already walk for recreation1 and the Queensland Government wants to see more people walking, more often. 

Every Queenslander should have the opportunity to walk or to use walking facilities so they can experience the many benefits it offers, such as health benefits from increased physical activity. 

Walking is also one of the best transport options for short trips. Whether you are walking to school, the local shops or public transport, choosing to walk is good for you and good for your community. 

The Queensland Government is investing $2.5 million over the next 3 years to deliver a range of initiatives and actions identified as part of the Queensland Walking Strategy to improve the environment we walk in and the facilities we walk on. 

1Australian Bureau of Statistics. 2015. Participation in Sport and Physical Recreation 2013/14 – Queensland. Canberra

Last updated
30 November 2018