Every night, Mr Olifiers sets out his course and uses postal notes as a guide. ‘I have to make sure I cover every street, every court, every lane, every path, and boy I’m glad I have because some of the things I’ve seen,’ he said when speaking with 9News. What he’s seen is the changing face of Melbourne’s eastern suburbs. Having grown up in Ringwood East, Mr Olifiers has even run into a few old friends including his old scout leader. ‘There’s been some amazing surprises and there’s certainly been such changes in infrastructure, roads and paths,’ Mr Olifiers said. But, what hasn’t changed is his SES uniform, although over the past three years he has worn through countless socks and four pairs of runners. Robert has taken a year off from teaching to study counselling, although he does have plans to write a children’s book to ‘encourage kids to start investigating.’ Currently, Robert is crossing off the streets in Manningham, a suburb he hopes to complete by the end of the year.