Walking trails encourage residents to get active

New 10,000 steps signage has been installed at Bargara
New 10,000 steps signage has been installed at Bargara

The Bundaberg Region’s walkers will notice more vibrant signage along 10,000 Steps walkways as new-look signs are rolled out.

Under a 10,000 Steps Community Grant, Council has received funding to update signage along four walkways in Bargara, Childers and Gin Gin.

The signed pathways aim to promote healthy, active lifestyles while promoting the many beautiful walking trails throughout the region.

CQUniversity Research Officer Anetta Van Itallie, who is part of the team that coordinates the 10,000 Steps program, said the Bundaberg Region had one of the longest running programs in the state.

“The 10,000 Steps Walkway Signage provides a series of signs which can be used to promote walkable environments in the community,” Ms Van Itallie said.

“The measured and marked walkways include signs that identify the length of a walking route, as well as signs at various intervals that identify directions and distances to local destinations in steps, minutes and metres.

New 10,000 steps signage has been installed at Bargara
New 10,000 steps signage has been installed at Bargara

“The aim is to encourage and support people of all ages to engage in physical activity for health, leisure and active transport.”

10,000 Steps signage was also recently included within Baldwin Swamp as part of last year’s pathway upgrade project.

Updates to signage on the remaining four 10,000 Steps signed walks will be rolled out in the near future.

Get walking

The 10,000 Steps signed walkways throughout the region include:

Bargara: Nielson Park Beach Surf Life Saving Club to Kellys Beach – 3200 metres, 4000 steps

Bundaberg: Riverside Parklands to Alexandra Park – 1100 metres, 1330 steps. Plans are in place to extend this walk in coming months.

Gin Gin: Gin Gin Recreational Reserve to Tirroan Pub – 3500 metres, 4201 steps

Moore Park: Moore Park Beach Surf Life Saving Club to Moore Park Beach School

Botanic Gardens: Internal pathway circuit – 1200 metres, 1440 steps

Woodgate Beach: Banksia Park to the Woodgate Beach shop – 3200 meters, 3960 steps

Childers 1: A circuit starting and finishing near the intersection of Churchill and Ridgeway Streets, highlighting sporting facilities and local schools – 2300 metres, 2875 steps

Childers 2: Childers Historical Complex to Farmgate Backpackers – 1850 metres, 2313 steps