Healthy Eating & Active Living


Step and Connect

Step and Connect is an active living project based in Lilydale aimed at encouraging increased participation in physical activity opportunities for women and girls. The program is run by Inspiro with funding through the Yarra Ranges Council.

Step and Connect consists of three components:

  1. A map of all Active Living/Recreational opportunities in Lilydale featuring 5 categories: Trails (walk/bike/horse), Parks/Playgrounds/Green spaces, Sport/Recreation reserves, Public Art POI and Community POI.

  2. Establishing a Women’s Social Walking Groups in collaboration with the Lilydale Community House and Victoria Walks. The walks will run during May and June 2023 and women in the local community can sign up here

  3. Hosting a series of co-designed pop-up events for local teenage girls aged 12 - 15 years old, showcasing non-structured activity opportunities in Lilydale. The series will explore opportunities such as: roller derby, cycling the Warburton and Yarra Valley Rail Trails, outdoor gym session, circus skills, lawn bowling, yoga in the park, skateboarding and exploring local walking trails. Focus groups will take place in July and the pop ups will take place in September 2023.

You can learn more about this project and keep up-to-date with the latest news by subscribing to the Step and Connect enews here (click the Subscribe button in the top left corner).

Website: Inspiro