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Queensland Walking Strategy

For DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT AND MAIN ROADS

Situation Explained

Leisa Prowse Consulting was part of the Zwart Transport Planning team supporting the department to develop and deliver Queensland’s first walking strategy. Our role was to help design and implement a stakeholder and community engagement strategy to capture input to inform the strategy. Engagement activities included:

  • workshops with departmental, state government, and local government staff
  • online questionnaires for state and local government staff
  • an online survey for community members
  • a statistically-valid state-wide telephone survey
  • an interactive Ideas Wall
  • a photo competition
  • the Queensland Walking Summit.

Our Approach

Leisa Prowse Consulting led the design and facilitation of the Queensland Walking Summit. The Summit, a one-day flagship community event, was attended by over 100 community and government stakeholders with an interest in walking across the fields of recreation, health, accessibility, academia, education, and safety.

Results

The summit had a combination of small group work, real-time data capture using PollEv to inform the vision statement, opportunities for individual reflection and group discussion, and individual prioritisation of actions. Working closely with DTMR’s social media team led to the Summit ‘trending’ on the day.

This digital and face-to-face engagement strategy captured input from 2,635 community members and 67 government stakeholders, which directly informed the Queensland Walking Strategy.

 

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