Case study - Stonnington programs and information

Walking for Pleasure Program

The Walking for Pleasure Program is an initiative of the City of Stonnington run by a dedicated group of volunteers.  The program provides the community with the means to keep active and healthy whilst developing new social networks.  The walks are free and cater for people of all walking abilities. 

Copies of the booklet are available from Council’s Service Centres. 

Indigenous history

Council has installed 11 Indigenous History Markers providing historical information about local Aboriginal clans and their lifestyle, significant individuals, key locations and important events.  The markers are located in Kooyong, Prahran, South Yarra and Windsor.  Eight are clustered around South Yarra in the area bounded by Punt Road, the Yarra River, Williams Road and Toorak Road, with four located along the Yarra Trail. 

History walks

A total of twenty-four walks in the City of Stonnington (east of Kooyong Road), have been produced in a series of four publications by Malvern Historical Society.  Each walk features clear maps noting points of interest and a selection of fascinating early photos relevant to each walk. 

The history of Stonnington west of Kooyong Road (the former City of Prahran) is covered by a series of eight booklets by Betty Malone called Discovering Prahran.  Although these books are not specifically set out as guided walks, they can be readily adapted for this purpose because the layout is geographic.  All booklets are available for loan or purchase from Stonnington Libraries and Town Halls. 

Wayfinding signage

The City of Stonnington has installed wayfinding signage in activity centres across the municipality to enhance the walking experience.  The signage enables pedestrians to navigate within and between precincts.  These developments are part of the Inner Melbourne Action Plan (IMAP).

TravelSmart map

The City of Stonnington TravelSmart map was developed in partnership by the Department of Transport and the City of Stonnington to provide sustainable transport information on a pocket-sized street map.