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Great Southern Regional Trails Master Plan

Vision

The Great Southern will become a world-class trails destination

Goal

The Regional Trail Master Plan will identify 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 will focus on a range of trail experiences suited to different user groups, including user needs for trail-related products and services, across the Great Southern.

Key outcomes:

  • A ten-year program of infrastructure delivery across the Great Southern region, providing a long-term view that allows for budget planning between the State and respective LGAs;
  • Concept plans for prioritised infrastructure projects;
  • Structures for management and maintenance for the proposed infrastructure.

Progress

In November 2018, funding to develop the Great Southern Regional Trails Master Plan was secured through Lotterywest in partnership with 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); and the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA). 

The Project Management Executive Group is currently recruiting a Project Coordinator. We anticipate that the first round of community consultations will begin in February 2019.

Project Leader

Dr Lenore Lyons