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Trail to connect Collie with Minninup Pool

Collie’s ambition of becoming a nationally significant Trails Town is another step closer thanks to
a funding announcement by the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities
for a Collie River Trail and Trail Corridor.

The Collie River Trail will connect the township of Collie with the beautiful Minninup Pool with a
6.5-kilometre-long, high-quality, dual-use trail through stunning bush next to the Collie River.

The project includes a trail link between the Coombes Street Bridge and the East End Bridge on
both sides of the Collie River funding by the Department of Transport.

Once complete, the Collie River Trail will add to an already impressive trail network with Collie at
its centre, including the recently completed Wagyl Biddi mountain bike trail network and the dual use
Karak Trail that connects Collie with Allanson.

The new trail will also integrate the town of Collie with the Bibbulmun Track for hikers and the
Munda Biddi mountain bike trail.

This project is a significant step towards achieving the Shire of Collie’s focus on the
development of a network of trails to provide new economic opportunities for the region through
tourism, improved amenity for residents and connection with places of natural and cultural
interest.

“The Collie River Trail is a significant project that connects our beautiful natural assets and
existing trail network with the facilities and amenities of our town centre,” Shire President Sarah
Stanley said. “Trails are great tools to connect people with places, with nature, with community
and with each other.”

“I expect we’ll be seeing many more cars with mountain bikes strapped to them, spending
several days exploring the beautiful Collie River Valley, needing to be fed, watered and a place
to lay their head.”

“And in the long term, people that come to Collie to enjoy our trails may decide they like it so
much, they’ll unpack and live here.”

The Collie River Trail and Trail Corridor Project has been made possible thanks to the $420,000
funding commitment through the Australian Government’s Building Better Regions fund,matched by a $40,000 contribution from the Shire of Collie, $250,000 from the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, $90,000 from South 32 and $40,000 from the South West Development Commission.

The project will be constructed in two stages, with the first stage beginning in August this year and final completion expected in 2020.

Minninup Pool.


Media contacts: Shire President Sarah Stanley
0408 344 833
sarah@sjstanley.com.au
Chief Executive Officer David Blurton
(08) 9734 9000
david.blurton@collie.wa.gov.au

Last updated by Trailtalk Admin Jul 13.

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