Our Initiatives for a Child Friendly Community

To start or align an initiative or project in this area, or to join this group, contact the Stronger Families Alliance collaboration convener.

Bush Trackers Project

The Bush Trackers project gets children and their families into the Blue Mountains National Park through innovative child consultation approaches and the production of online and printed child friendly bush walking maps.

A Bush Trackers Website has recently been launched and maps recently completed for Blackheath, Winmalee, Lawson and Katoomba.

A distribution system is now in place. Go to your nearest National Parks Office to purchase or download an order form click here.

Wholesale rate available for community groups selling maps for fundraising.

Learn about more about the Bush Trackers project methods click here.

Contact: Jacqueline Reid, National Parks and Wildlife, (02) 4784-7326.

Blackheath and Hazelbrook child friendly community consultation

The project involving the communities of Blackheath and Hazelbrook kicked off in term 2 with children's consultations about what makes their community child friendly with Blackheath Public school students. Consultations with Hazelbrook PS students will happen in term 3. The consultations will inform a future Stronger Families Alliance public communication campaign and drive community development strategies in Blackheath and Hazelbrook.

Contact: Jo Davies, Blackheath Area Neighbourhood Centre, (02) 4787-7770 or Lyn Bevington, Mountains Outreach Community Service (02) 4758-6811.



Kids in the Bush:


Children creating a Bush Trackers map with a National Parks and Wildlife Ranger, 2013.