Norman Moore

Norman Moore


    Minister announces $1.5m extra funding for recreational trails

    17/09/2000 10:00 AM

      Sport and Recreation Minister Norman Moore today announced that the State Government would provide an extra $1.5 million to fund recreational trails in Western Australia over the next three years.

      Mr Moore said the Lotteries Commission money would fund the second stage of the successful Trailswest program.

      It meant that the State Government was contributing a total of $3 million over six years to fund recreation trails in WA.

      The funding announcement coincided with the opening today of two mountain bike trails at Mundaring – Mundaring Loop Trail and Carinyah Trail.

      The two trails were opened by Health Minister and Darling Range MLA John Day (representing Mr Moore) and Lotteries Commission chairman Lloyd Stewart.

      Mr Moore said that the trails formed part of the Hardwood cycle trail, which would eventually extend from Perth to Albany, mirroring for cyclists what the Bibbulman track is for walkers.

      “With the opening of these two bike trails today, the Trailswest program run by the Ministry of Sport and Recreation now includes more than 2,000 kilometres of walking, cycling and horseriding trails around the State,” he said.

      Mr Moore said that recreation trails provided the facilities to support the most popular outdoor recreation activities in the community with follow-on benefits for health, tourism and regional development.

      Under the Trailswest program, local government authorities and community groups can get grants on a dollar-for-dollar basis.

      Mr Moore also announced details of 28 successful applicants from around the State for the last funding round.

      (NB regional editors: The list of successful trails applications from around the State is attached.)

      Media contacts:
      Hartley Joynt (Minister Moore’s office) 9321 1444
      Carole Cowling (Minister Day’s office) 9213 6600

      RegionOrganisationProject TitleProject DescriptionAmount
      Central SouthShire of WaginHeritage Walking TrailTo construct a cultural walk trail between Norring Lake and Parkeyerring Lake35,700
      GascoyneShire of ExmouthBike/Walk trail around the perimeter of the townsiteTo provide exercise and relaxation in bushland setting26,900
      GoldfieldsRavensthorpe Hopetoun Area Promotions (Inc)Hopetoun Trailhead LoopDevelopment of stage 2, funds for bay signs, historic plaques, table and seating, printing brochures 5,000
      Great SouthernShire of TambellupHeritage TrailEstablish a dual use heritage trail from tourist information bay along the Great Southern Highway (Garrity Street)12,000
      Great SouthernCity of AlbanyHarding Road to WoolstoresUpgrading of the existing narrow walk trail between Harding Rd and the Woolstores to a dual use trail33,760
      KimberleyShire of Derby-West KimberleyDerby Pastoral TrailDevelop a multi-purpose trail from Derby Wharf to the Prison boab tree50,000
      MidlandsShire of QuairadingQuairading Nature Reserve TrailTrail development in Quairading nature reserve20,000
      MidlandsShire of YorkSouth Street to Water Street Stage 1Construction of trail along Avon River48,000
      MidlandsShire of NorthamClackline/ Spencers Bk TrailUpgrade Clackline/Spencers Brook to link with rail reserve H trail 5,000
      MidlandsShire of GinginThree Bridges Recreation TrailLink between established VC trail and Gingin townsite12,000
      MidlandsBadgingarra Community AssociationPhoebe's Reserve TrailConstruct 5km walk trail in Phoebe's reserve-access road and parking 5,000
      MetroFriends of the Hardwood TrailLong Distance Mountain Bike TrailDevelop/construct long distance MTB trail – Mundaring to Collie50,000
      MetroThe National Trust of Australia (WA)The Golden Pipeline Trail ProjectUpgrading sections of existing trails and constructing new multi-use trail sections50,000
      MetroCity of GosnellsTourism Bridle/Walk TrailConstruct a bridle and walk recreation trail25,000
      MetroThe Friends of the Bibbulmun TrackTrails PromotionConduct a number of track related activities on Bibbulmun track - State trail day! 5,000
      MetroFriends of the Hardwood TrailFriends of the Hardwood TrailDesign & printing of brochures, guidebooks website and maps 3,380
      Geraldton Mid-WestShire of IrwinIrwin River Mouth Nature TrailThe final stage of a 3 stage development - Irwin estuary river mouth nature trail 4,750
      PeelShire of BoddingtonTullis Railway BridgeInstall safety rails across the Tullis railway bridge 3,454
      PeelShire of MurrayBarragup-Furnissdale Bridle TrailUpgrading of the Barragup/Furnissdale bridle trail and preparation of an updated trails brochure15,000
      PeelJarrahdale Heritage Society IncBalmoral Trail DevelopmentTrail extension (4km)/track clearing (2km)/seating/signage/map/ leaflet 4,769
      PilbaraTown of Port HedlandPort Hedland Coastal TrailIndigenous heritage trail environmental interpretive trail25,000
      South-WestShire of BusseltonRedgum Way to Broadwater SectionConstruction for a further 2km section of the Ludlow-Augusta walk/ride trail15,000
      South- WestShire of ManjimupManjimup to Dean Mill Heritage TrailExtend planning for more drainage, basework and surfacing10,000
      South- WestShire of BusseltonMeelup Regional ParkPreparation and production of trail guides for trails in the Meelup regional park 5,000
      South- WestFriends of the Cape to Cape Track IncContinued track constructionFinal stage to complete track15,000
      South- WestSouth West Trails Group IncCanoe Trail BrochuresFinal development, printing and distribution of canoe brochures 5,000
      South- WestCity of BunburyManea Park TrailsConstruction of paths through Manea Park 5,000
      South- WestClifton Community ReserveClifton Community Reserve Walkway/TrailCreate a trail to connect present small car park with the viewing mound adjacent to the lake 2,990
      TOTAL 497,703