South-West Minister Norm Marlborough cut the ribbon today to officially open the Bunbury interpretive Tuart walk.
“It is important for the community and future generations that we set out to preserve as much as possible of our natural environmental heritage,” Mr Marlborough said.
The Minister said he could not help but be overwhelmed by the beauty of the majestic Tuart trees.
“This is a demonstration that suburbia can live and grow with the natural environment,” he said.
“The walk itself creates a great opportunity for families to take part in recreational activity together, while gaining a further understanding of the native flora and fauna and the important role it plays in preserving our natural heritage.”
Mr Marlborough said he was sure the interpretive Tuart walk would be enjoyed by everyone who lived in and visited Bunbury.
The 1.2km walk trail, seating and interpretive signage have been developed by the South West Development Commission.
The $150,000 project links the suburbs of Usher in the north with Dalyellup in the south.
“This walkway is another addition to Bunbury’s growing list of tourist and recreational attractions and the sealed path and seating means it can be enjoyed by people of all ages,” the Minister said.
“With its wild dolphins, inlet, Big Swamp, and the Tuart woodlands, Bunbury is cementing its reputation as one of the State’s top tourist destinations, which is a credit to the aspirations of the people of Bunbury and the South-West.”
The interpretive Tuart walk is part of the State Government’s election commitment towards ‘Building a Better Bunbury’.
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