Get fit on the Burdekin walking trail

If getting fit was on your New Year’s resolution list then the Burdekin Be Active Walking/Cycling Trail provides an ideal way to kick start your fitness plan.

Burdekin Be Active Advisory Committee chairman Tony Vaccaro said the trail, when finished, would provide residents with an all-access path complete with rest stations, activity stations, water drinking fountains, shaded rest points, bicycle racks and signage.

“This is an ongoing project that was put in place to encourage our residents to walk for the betterment of their health,” he said.

 “We are continually applying for funding to complete the 10km trail.

“Local running, walking and triathlon clubs have greatly increased their member numbers and the trail will benefit them as well as those residents who prefer to walk alone along the trail.”

The Burdekin Be Active Advisory Committee was formed after extensive community consultation by the Burdekin Shire Council in 2004 and is made up of a cross section of community agencies including Queensland Health. 

Mr Vaccaro said one of the main roles of Burdekin Be Active was identifying and maximising opportunities for physical activity and other wellbeing programs/projects in partnership with the Council and other stakeholders.

“Burdekin Be Active also helps stakeholders by offering in-kind support, providing venues, assisting with promotion and other activities such as supporting the training of Tai Chi instructors for example,” he said.

The Burdekin Shire Council and Burdekin Be Active work together to promote more active lifestyles, such as 10,000 Steps challenges, fun and fitness expos, walking path maps and healthy eating workshops.

Mr Vaccaro said if anyone was interested in joining the committee they should contact council.

Media contact:  Tony Vaccaro 07 4783 9830 or 0408 194 387

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