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Bedford Road and McAdam Square Shops Walkability Enhancement Project

Council has launched an exciting new project to identify ways streets can become better to walk or ride a bike on. All you need is an interest in your local neighbourhood and desire to meet and work with like-minded people.

The past few years have shown us how important it is for local communities to have access to streets that are great places to walk, ride a bike, move, or just talk with a neighbour.

Help build a community you’d like to live, walk, move, or cycle in, by joining the Bedford Road and McAdam Square Shops Walkability Enhancement Project.

Council will provide training and support to participants to identify and share ideas about improvements to local streets and public spaces.   

By volunteering to participate in a community focus group you will:

  • Help improve the walkability of your local community.
  • Learn how to complete Healthy Streets Assessments with online training,
  • Develop assessment and collaboration skills,
  • Learn new ways to improve connections in the local community,
  • Meet and work alongside likeminded volunteers.
  • Stay up to date of the project and the proposed street enhancements in the subsequent enhancement plans.

What is involved:

You will be required to complete:

  • A 2 hour online training session
  • a follow-up 2 hour workshop
  • Complete up to 8 hours of street assessment and provide a report back.

People with all mobility types are welcome and encouraged to participate, but selected volunteers will be required to be able to participate in continuous light movement for at least 30 minutes outdoors.

Key dates

  • Expression of Interest closes: Tuesday 10 May, 2022
  • Training session: Monday 30 May
  • Follow up workshop: TBC

Expression of Interest

Expression of Interest are now closed.

Study area maps

Study Area Map - Bedford Road.png Study Area Map - McAdam Square.png  

Further information

To find out more about Bedford Road and McAdam Square Shops Walkability Enhancement Project, please contact Michelle Goodwin, Walkability Assessment Officer, or Michael Blowfield, Project Coordinator, at or call 1300 88 22 33. 

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