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New South Wales | Rural
NSW Health provided 30 packs containing 6 decals to Council to install in various parks and reserves throughout the LGA. Twenty decals (0 – 1 kilometre in 200 metre increments) have been installed in the Shoalhaven with each path giving pedestrians information on distance travelled and kilojoules burned. Get in Step areas comprise straight stretches of path for one kilometre and are located near heavy pedestrian areas in the local villages of the Shoalhaven.
The decals have been installed in Nowra Bridge, Nowra, North Nowra, Harry Sawkins Park Nowra, Berry, Bomaderry, East Nowra, Shoalhaven Heads, Kangaroo Valley, Greenwell Point, Culburra Beach, Callala Bay, Huskisson to Vincentia, Vincentia to Plantation Point, Sanctuary Point, Sussex Inlet, Milton, Mollymook, Ulladulla Harbour and Bawley Point.
Areas were chosen according to their accessibility, pedestrian usage (generally higher), and proximity to schools, allowing them to support health and wellbeing among parents and children, as well as the wider community.
Booklets containing the maps have been designed by Council’s graphics team and they are available on line or hardcopies at various locations throughout the Shoalhaven.
The program has been successful in utilising and enhancing existing movement networks, as a means of promoting active travel and healthy living. Funding for the decals was provided by NSW Health and Shoalhaven City Council staff, while the program was funded by Shoalhaven City Council’s Health & Wellbeing Committee and WHS Unit.