Moving in the right direction

Our Region is transforming. The population is growing and new technologies are changing the way we live, work and connect. We need to balance these changes without losing the lifestyle that makes our Region great.

Thank you to everyone who attended the forum on Saturday 16 November. We were delighted with the level of community support and the valuable discussion had on the day.

The forum featured presentations from local and international speakers including Herbert Tiemens, the Netherlands – Dutch Cycling Embassy (via Zoom); Dr Rodney Tolley, North America - Walk21 (via Zoom); Greg Vann, Brisbane - Ethos Urban; Dr Jenny Olson, Perth – Curtin University (via Zoom) and Jerryn Zwart, Brisbane - Zwart Transport Planning.

Key areas of interest which emerged throughout the event included support for:

  • more trees and green spaces
  • more walkable environments
  • safer and easier cycling
  • lower vehicle speeds
  • more recreational trails
  • better planning around urban living.

To learn more about forum outcomes and next steps please check out the fact sheet below (click to view). The fact sheet unpacks each area of interest and explores current Council initiatives and potential future initiatives for each area.

On the day we used an online tool to capture audience questions and feedback. Please download a report to see this feedback.

Share your ideas

If you weren't able to attend the forum, you can still be part of the conversation about the role of walking, cycling and public transport in our Region. You can share your ideas via the Ideas tool on this page or by emailing

Further information

For further information about the forum, please contact Council on 131 872 or

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