Thursday 6 October, 2005



WHEN:        Friday 7 October, 2005

Thousands of Sydney workers will be improving their physical and mental health, creating a cleaner environment, saving on petrol and reducing traffic by leaving their cars at home and walking to work on Friday 7 October.


WHAT:       Visual Opportunities


Sydney: Thousands of Feet

Sydney workers will be swapping public transport for their sneakers, putting their feet first as they walk across the city to Wynyard Park (York St entrance) on Walk to Work Day, Friday, 7 October at 7.30am. A parade of the best feet in Sydney will be on display.




Australia’s Chief Medical Officer, Professor John Horvath will join the Governor- General, Major General Michael Jeffery, Dr Peter Shergold, the Secretary of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet and other public servants on a walk from Floriade to Parliament House. 

                             Radio Opportunities      


                                    Free broadcast quality radio grabs with Harold Scruby about Walk to Work Day are also available via   A password to access these grabs can be obtained online at  or by contacting Martin Cook on

                                       (0414) 393-703.



Live interviews available with:


AMA Federal President, Dr Mukesh Haikerwal

Chief Medical Officer, Professor John Horvath

Professor Adrian Bauman, one of the leading epidemiologists in Australia

Harold Scruby, Chairman/ CEO, Pedestrian Council of Australia





Media Enquiries:         


Georgia Psaltis, Verve Communication, 02 8234 4300 or 0402 785 033