Norwalks, a series of stimulating walking trails have been created around Norwest to promote an active, healthy community, increase social engagement and enable residents, workers and visitors to appreciate the diverse natural and built environments within Norwest.
The seven walks, rated from easy to moderate, range from 2 to 4.5 km and make use of the 46 hectares of integrated open space and 50km of walking and cycling tracks that exist within Norwest today.
The walks showcase the diverse nature of greater Norwest, taking in a range of natural and built environments, historical landmarks and future possibilities as Norwest takes shape as a dynamic Smart City of the future.
The Settlers Walk (2.5km) takes in some of Australia’s earliest rural developments including the homestead and outbuildings of State listed heritage Bella Vista Farm Park, while the Ridgeview Trail (4.5km) winds through waterways, nature reserves and the leafy streets of Bella Vista Waters.
On the Innovation Loop (3km) spend time imagining the area in its former life as the Norbrik brick pit, along with its exciting future – as it transforms into a bustling economic and innovation hub with world-class sustainable buildings and vibrant civic spaces.
As the walks are all interconnected people can mix and match or extend their walks to suit their interests and time available. Pick one for a lunchtime fitness session, pleasant evening stroll, or picnic in a park. There are plenty of opportunities along each walk to have a break at a local café or stop for lunch or dinner at a nearby restaurant. As Norwest develops, the aim is to create a truly connected and walkable city with access to shopping, transport, recreation amenities and entertainment, all accessible by foot.
Mulpha Norwest Executive General Manager Mr Tim Spencer said:
“Walking is the oldest and simplest form of exercise, available to all ages and fitness levels. You can go at your own pace, by yourself, with family and friends, or in organised groups.
“Taking time out for a walk is one of the best things you can do, not just for your physical fitness but also for mental wellbeing and general happiness.
“This is all part of our vision to foster a healthy, socially engaged community, connected to nature and neighbours, and foster pride and belonging in everything that Norwest has to offer.”
Walking is a great way to improve or maintain your overall health. Just 30 minutes every day can increase cardiovascular fitness, strengthen bones, reduce excess body fat, and boost muscle power and endurance.
To find out more, visit the Norwest Sales Office for your trail map or download from www.norwestcity.com.au