Some better news for our regional parklands

Some better news for our regional parklands

Posted: 04 August 2014

Parklands get a leg-up from Medibank for Wodonga fitness trails

Parklands Albury-Wodonga has recently been awarded a grant from Medibank Private's Community Fund to help improve the health and fitness of people in Albury-Wodonga.

The latest Medibank Health Check, a survey of over 1500 people, has revealed that while the majority of the population aspire to live a healthy life above all other life aspirations, most remain pessimistic about actually achieving a healthy lifestyle. As a result, Medibank's Community Fund (MCF) has been stepped up as a commitment to providing more health and wellbeing programs for Australians. 

The MCF grant money will go towards the planning and construction of additional mountain bike and walking trails on McFarlanes Hill in West Wodonga and on Baranduda Parklands at the northern end of the Baranduda Range. 

Nail Can Hill in Albury is already a great trail walking, running and mountain biking destination, but Wodonga having two areas of bushland with similar recreational offerings will be a huge boost for nature and fitness enthusiasts from across the region. 

MCF grants specifically focus on funding local grassroots initiatives that encourage healthy eating, physical activity and community connectedness. By having these new, easy to access walking and riding trails on the edge of Wodonga's urban areas, people will be more likely to undertake physical activity. The trails will also be designed and built with the help of multiple community groups, the Albury Wodonga Mountain Bike Club and other interested individuals, all of which helps connect our community in the interests of better health. 

If you would like to be involved in the construction of trails or would like more information on what is being planned, then please contact Parklands Albury-Wodonga.

More information on MCF can be found on Medibank's website: http://www.medibankcf.com.au/