The Great Southern Regional Trails Master Plan (RTMP) identifies a coherent and clearly outlined program of trail infrastructure development across the Great Southern region over a ten-year period (2019-2029). The Master Plan focuses on a range of trail experiences suited to different user groups, including user needs for trail-related products and services, across the Great Southern.
The RTMP focuses on active leisure trails which involve an outdoor recreation element. This includes terrestrial trails (walking/hiking, trail running, cycling, mountain biking, and adventure bike riding) as well as aquatic trails (paddling a canoe, kayak, or stand-up paddleboard, and snorkelling/diving). It includes a drive trail which link together a series of ‘active nodes’, as well as heritage and cultural trails.
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The Great Southern Regional Trails Master Plan (RTMP) public comment period closed at midnight, Sunday 19 January 2020.
Thank you to all those who offered informed comment on the draft plan, either representing an industry organisation or agency, or as groups or individuals with an interest in outdoor recreation and trails.
We anticipate the final plan will be released in March.
Following the period of public comment, all feedback will be reviewed by the Project Management Executive Group. The master plan may be amended in light of the submissions according to the criteria outlined below.
The master plan may be amended if a submission:
The plan may not be amended if a submission:
For any questions regarding the public comment process, please contact:
Karl Hansom, Project Coordinator, GSCORE, on 9892 0151 or firstname.lastname@example.org
This project employs the WA Trail Development Series eight-stage planning framework. For more information refer to the DBCA Trail Planning website.
Funding to develop the Great Southern Regional Trails Master Plan was secured through the Federal Government’s Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF), and Lotterywest. Partner contributions have been provided by GSCORE, the City of Albany; the Shires of Broomehill-Tambellup, Cranbrook, Denmark, Gnowangerup, Jerramungup, Katanning, Kent, Kojonup, Plantagenet, and Woodanilling; the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC); the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA); and the Great Southern Development Commission (GSDC).
This project is proudly supported by:
Mr Karl Hansom