Ms JO HAYLEN (Summer Hill)—Walking Volunteers are a group of avid walking enthusiasts who give their time and expertise to map out continuous walking routes around Sydney for the benefit of all Sydneysiders. The Walking Volunteers aim to make Sydney the most accessible walking city in the world and encourage people from all backgrounds and walks of life to get out and see their city by foot. They have created a series of downloadable continuous walking maps to help Sydneysiders find picturesque routes throughout Sydney, including walks from Sydney Harbour to Parramatta.
The organisation also advocates for improved infrastructure for pedestrians and walkers, including street trees to give the increased shade and greener spaces we need to get people out of their cars and riding bikes or walking around Sydney. Most recently, they have established the Great West Walk, a fantastic new 65km walking track stretching from Parramatta to the foot of the Blue Mountains. I thank and congratulate Ian Napier and Bill Avery and all those involved in the Walking Volunteers. We were rained out of our last walk, but I look forward to getting out there with you soon on the Great West Walk.