The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions, with a contribution of $4.95M, has partnered with the Shire of Murray to secure a Commonwealth Government Building Better Regions grant of $3.456M to deliver the Dwellingup Adventure Trails.
This will include 32km of new mountain bike trails in Murray Valley, and the 8km realignment of the Munda Biddi Trail will also offer a new trail link between Dwellingup and the Lane Pool Reserve. There will be a new trail centre at Baden Powell and suspension bridge for walkers and cyclists, connecting to the Murray Valley trail network across the Murray River and a lookout over the rapids. New launch stairs will provide improved access to paddlers at Island Pool. Upgrades to scenic drive trails, including the 4WD Fawcett Track, are other project components.
The State Government supports the economic diversification of Collie with the $10M Royalties for Regions funding of the Collie Adventure Trails project over the next four years.
The project includes 65km of high-quality dedicated mountain bike trails in the Wellington National Park, suitable to hold international events. A further 11km of mountain bike trails are planned in the Arklow forest block and 35km in the Westralia Conservation Park closer to Collie. The Munda Biddi Trail will be realigned for 20km to pass through Collie, and a loop around Wellington Dam from Collie will offer multi-day cycle options.
A new major bridge will provide access from Collie to the Wellington National Park for walkers and cyclists across the Collie River. The five-day Wiilman Bilya walk trail will be completed around the Wellington Dam from Collie. Once completed, the Wiilman Bilya will offer additional loop options for hikers by linking to the Bibbulmun Track and its Wellington Spur Trail. The town of Collie will seek to upgrade to Trail Town status, which requires good trail facilities and services, offering business development opportunities.
Download the Collie Adventure Trail fact sheet for more information.
Last updated by Trailtalk Admin Jul 22, 2019.