Let's Walk Braybrook
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It has been delightful discovering Braybrook, a suburb rich in culture and community pride. Victoria Walks appreciates the support of Maribyrnong City Council. The Braybrook on Board Community Leaders have been key supporters and generous with their time. Our conversations with locals and people who work in and around Braybrook revealed that many people love to walk because it makes them feel good and most prefer to walk with friends or family.
Try these walks:
- Let's Walk Braybrook Streets - an easy neighbourhood wander taking in parks, architectural history, laneway art and a Vietnamese temple. Take a look at the flyer or the online map.
- Let's Walk Braybrook Park - an exploration of Braybrook Park and neighbouring streets. Check out the flyer or the online map.
- Let's Walk Dinjerra Primary School - admire the gardens and check out all the community facilities on this loop walk from the Churchill Ave shops and Community Hub to Dinjerra Primary School and back. See the flyer or online map.
- Let's Walk Kinder Smith Reserve - a neighbourhood loop walk taking in public art, shops and the playground and greenery of Kinder Smith Reserve. Check out the flyer or online map.
What we found...
Victoria Walks vision is ‘people walk whenever and wherever possible, within strong and vibrant communities, with resulting heath benefits’. Let’s Walk Braybrook has the potential to meet many stakeholders’ objectives and priorities in council health and well-being strategic plans. This pilot in Braybrook has elicited definite positive community interest, especially from women. Let’s Walk Braybrook provides a tangible opportunity to build partnerships and work together towards common goals. This project set out to engage women and others who are concerned for their safety to walk more. Our survey results support this:
- 82.76% of survey respondents have heard about Let’s Walk Braybrook.
- 62.07% of survey respondents said Let’s Walk Braybrook has inspired them to walk more often.
- 93.10% of survey respondents think the maps are useful to encourage Braybrook locals to walk more.
- 82.76% of survey respondents are female aged 25-70 years old.
Victoria Walks acknowledges the support of the Victorian Government