Taking place in October each year, WA Bike Month aims to promote and encourage people of all ages and abilities to ride bikes for transport, fun and a healthier lifestyle. WA Bike Month is an initiative of the State Government and funded by the Department of Transport. It has run for over 30 years and continues to be valued by local governments and communities across metropolitan and regional WA.
As part of WA Bike Month 2023, a total of $75,000 in grant funding was available to local governments, workplaces, schools, bike groups and community organisations to host events that support and inspire people to give bike riding a go.
DoT contributes $50,000 annually for grants and this year, has partnered with RAC, which is contributing $25,000 towards the grant fundign, making it the largest WA Bike Month to date.
Elected Director – Off Road
Tim has been in senior leadership and strategic development roles for more than twenty years. He is currently Director of Executive Education in the School of Business and Law at Edith Cowan University and is a past Assistant Commissioner and General Manager in the public service. He is an Accountant (FCPA) and sits on the Divisional Council of CPA Australia.
Tim has been involved in racing mountain bikes, BMX and triathlon for many years, both as a father of two children who race and as a past and current bike racer. Tim is the current over-50 State Champion in downhill mountain biking. He is also a very regular and enthusiastic transport cyclist; frequently seen in a suit and tie riding to meetings in the city on a mountain bike.
Chair - Governance and Risk Committee
Denise Sullivan has a career spanning over twenty years in senior management and executive roles in the state public and not-for-profit health sectors.
In her usual role of Director Chronic Disease Prevention with the Western Australian Department of Health, she leads the development of state chronic disease and injury prevention policy and planning frameworks and contributes to the shaping of the national preventive health policy agenda.
Her professional interests cover many aspects of chronic disease and injury prevention encompassing health communications, health promotion and research, public policy on health and workforce planning and development.
She has a particular interest in furthering collaborations with other sectors with a mutual interest in promoting a more active and healthier WA community, and creating and sustaining environments that support this. Denise is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Leadership WA Signature Program, and an Associate Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management and the Australian College of Health Service Managers.
Denise is a recreational cyclist and recent convert to mountain biking (although trainer wheels still on!).