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Put a spring in your step at Southern Cross

31 Jul 2014

Put a spring in your step at Southern Cross Image

By Tina Thorburn

Commuters at Southern Cross Station will be encouraged to skip the escalator and take in the new public art that covers the Bourke St stairs.

The scenic garden stairs were designed to spur city workers to reach their daily target of 30 minutes of physical activity a day.

Endorsed by a partnership between the Victorian Government, the City of Melbourne, VicHealth and the Heart Foundation, the stairs offer commuters an opportunity for incidental exercise.

Victorian Health Minister David Davis said the partnership and initiative showed the State Government’s commitment to improving the health of Victorians.

Mr Davis said: “Through the partnership we are continuing to strengthen this work to help get city workers active and healthy.”

Lord Mayor Robert Doyle said the public art would be a catalyst for change, offering an easy opportunity to put a spring in people’s step.

“Using the stairs instead of the escalator is one way we can integrate exercise into our lives,” the Lord Mayor said.

People are also encouraged to interact with the public art by posing with the butterfly, hugging the caterpillar or holding one of the balloons.

The initiative was funded by the State Government’s $1.2 million contribution to Healthy Together – Active Cities in Melbourne.

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