Multi-council collaboration yields new Sydney harbour walk

Six local governments, two Aboriginal land councils, and eight state and federal agencies have collaborated to help develop an 80km walk connecting Sydney’s Bondi Beach to Manly.

The organisers of the Bondi to Manly walk, which was officially opened on 8 December, said the collaboration was “unprecedented” and involved linking all existing coastal and harbor-side walking tracks.

Nathan Moran, Chief Executive Officer of the Metropolitan Local Aboriginal Land Council, said the walking trail will “showcase all of the beauty that is Sydney, also known as Eora…the oldest living human culture or the most beautiful natural harbour on Earth.”

The walk was first proposed by John Faulkner, a former senator and President of the Bondi to Manly Walk Supporters group, who brought together numerous parties to create the walk.

Mayor of Waverley Council, Paula Masselos, congratulated Mr Faulkner for his positive initiative and vision.

“The Bondi to Manly Walk has wellness, social and economic benefits as well as highlighting a strong environmental message,” Mayor Masselos said.

“This will be a ‘must-do’ attraction for people young and old.”