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Looking for ways to stay warm this winter?

Healthy Greater Bendigo are here to provide you with tips, tricks and top destinations to keep you active this winter season!
Kangaroo Flat station to your destination!

A new “wayfinding map sign” with a strong focus on recreational and leisure facilities has been installed at the Kangaroo Flat Train Station to promote active travel and help pedestrians and visitors arriving by coach or train to navigate their way around Kangaroo Flat.

The sign will help to promote and activate key routes between the Kangaroo Flat township and the station and reduce the demand for car parking at the station. This is one way that Healthy Greater Bendigo are encouraging people to be more active more often, allowing for a healthier town and healthier visitors.

International research shows that walkable cities promote not only the communities health, but the economy as well. Having this sign in place makes the area more walkable for visitors and community members alike.

The new sign has been funded by the Healthy Heart of Victoria initiative and is a partnership with Healthy Greater Bendigo and the City of Greater Bendigo.

Ewing Park; a light in the dark

Ewing Park Community Lighting Trial

The City of Greater Bendigo and United Cricket Club are turning on the lights from May to September from 6pm-8pm each night as part of a lighting trial project, so you can be active at a time that suits your lifestyle!

The Active Living Census findings said that more than half of all adults want to be more active. This project aims to reduce barriers to participation in physical activity by keeping the lights on in the evening. Does this help you stay active through winter?
Tell us what you think?
The Heart Foundation
Healthy, Active Ageing
This new animation is a snapshot of the Heart Foundations Healthy Active Ageing module, housed on Healthy Active by Design.
Healthy Active Ageing incorporates a focus on increasing the physical activity and health of older adults, while recognising the importance of a whole of life span approach, together with the broader social, cultural, environmental and contextual issues of quality of life and wellbeing.
If you want to know more go to the Heart Foundation here!
Free exercise plan
Need a little encouragement to be active or some ideas to get going? Three different sets of free fitness programs have been designed to be used at the outdoor fitness zones in Kangaroo Flat and Long Gully, or in any outdoor space. Download the program that’s right for you and give it a go!
Download your free exercise plan
A 2020 trend with predicted growth
We are not talking about sanitiser or face masks, but rather the great bicycle boom! Consumer demand for bikes in 2020 climbed steadily around the world and here in Australia. This work is reflected in the increased use of walking and cycling tracks through Greater Bendigo.
If you would like to find out more about this click on the button below!
Bike Boom!
Continuing the conversation - 30km Streets
We know from the research, that lower speed limits save lives. This article tackles five myths about arguments that look to debunk safer, slower roads.
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