Published: 27 September 2021

PLACEMAKING is a process centred on the community's assets that focuses on its people, capitalising on their needs and aspirations with the aim of creating public spaces that promote people's health, happiness and wellbeing. COVID-19 has made us more aware of the importance of community.

Waratah-Wynyard Council has been 'walking the talk' in recent years and residents will be aware of a number of beautification projects taking shape, including improved walking tracks, more public art, beautiful seasonal garden tubs adorning the main street, and a new plaza complete with excellent facilities and beautiful public art in the town centre.

There are clear health and wellbeing benefits from our engagement with art and nature generally.

The Waratah/Wynyard Council, through its public art advisory group, and with input from the community. Discover Wynyard project, a map which serves as a geographical guide to the walks in the area. It offers an informative, intimate insight into the town and its features.

The map is intended to communicate information about the Wynyard location, enabling a visual dialogue between the community, artist and the viewer.

The World Health Organisation and the National Heart Foundation recommend we take 10,000 steps a day to improve general health and reduce the risk of chronic disease but many of us struggle to clock up our quota.

When we look around the country we can easily see how fortunate we are here in Tasmania to be able to get out and 'Walk Wynyard' when so many of our interstate friends and family don't have these opportunities.

Let's engage, participate, protect and enjoy the wonderful aspects of Wynyard and surrounds, especially now it is bursting with colour, new life and opportunity.

The Sunday Examiner, 26 September 2021

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