The City of Maroondah on behalf of our community was awarded the highest level of community engagement within metropolitan Melbourne for Walktober, which was held last year during the month of October.

The Maroondah Leader has reported on this achievement:

Mayor Alex Makin, who accepted the award from the Department of Transport last week, said residents had responded to the challenge issued to get active last October.

“Last year, Walktober organisers sent out a challenge to all councils, community groups and organisations to set the pace with the most walking events registered with Walktober,” Cr Makin said.

Combined the community and council registered 55 walks during Walktober, the highest number of events within Metropolitan Melbourne.

“The walks, organised by both council and community groups, catered for a wide range of interests and capabilities, and included pram walks, bush walks, historical walks and all abilities walks,” Cr Makin said.

Walktober is an event that promotes both community engagement and sustainable transport and it is fantastic to see the community eagerly support this program. Walktober is an annual event and will return in October 2010.

Alex Makin

Alex Makin

Alex Makin is a councillor for the Mullum Ward in the City of Maroondah. Alex has been a councillor since 2005, representing ratepayers, businesses, community groups and residents. I aim to continue making a difference and welcome any thoughts you may have in regard to life, community and business in Maroondah. Phone: (03) 9870 8202 or 0408 311 645 Email:

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