Our Vision

Safe and connected walking and cycling networks and neighbourhoods for all

Our Mission

Working collaboratively to deliver strategies and actions that make walking and cycling an easy choice and a normal part of everyday life.

Structure and Governance

CWANZ is chaired by a Government Agency member (state, territory or NZ). The Chair has a two year non-renewable tenure. The Chair will be supported by an executive group of up to five other committee members to drive action in key areas.

For particular topics, Working Groups have been established with membership from outside of the membership, but the Chair of the Working Group will be a member of CWANZ.

Who We Are


Craig Wooldridge


Craig is recognised as a high performing leader in the traffic, transport and road safety industry through a 36 year career where he has gained extensive experience at operational and strategic levels. Throughout his career, Craig has placed a strong focus on valuing and learning from the past, while embracing the future and championing innovation.

Craig has driven significant change for cycling and walking in Western Australia by taking a collaborative approach with key stakeholder groups. This has resulted in improved facilities for pedestrians with disabilities, the development of the Safe Active Streets Program, a ten-fold increase in funding for retro fitting cycling infrastructure and a highly regarded 2050 long term cycling network plan.

Craig is currently the A/Executive Director Integrated Transport Planning at the Department of Transport, a Past National President and Fellow at the Australian Institute of Traffic Planning and Management, a Fellow at LeadershipWA and the current Chair of CWANZ.

Executive Officer

Sam Bolton


Sam is the Executive Officer of Cycling and Walking Australia and New Zealand (CWANZ). She has over 25 years’ experience working in small business, consulting, stakeholder engagement, project management, research, government and business management. She brings skills in strategic planning, research, stakeholder engagement, and financial management, and an endless ability to talk about cycling. Her passion and enthusiasm for getting more people out walking and riding their bikes is what gets her up in the morning. That and the thought that it’s still not too late to become a professional cyclist. Sam holds a Master of Business Administration and a PhD from the University of Western Australia.



External Committees and Working Groups

CWANZ is represented on the following external committees and working groups:

  • Understanding physical activity prevalence, policies and programs Working Group, Australian Systems Approaches to Physical Activity (ASAPa), Harnessing the power of physical activity for improving the Australian prevention system, The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre and the University of Sydney
  • Guideline Development Group, Australian Guidelines for Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour for Children and Young People, Early Start, University of Wollongong



Executive Officer