The Great Southern Regional Trails Master Plan (RTMP) was launched by Mr Rick Wilson MP, Member for O’Connor, at Tower Hill in Mount Barker on Friday 18 September.
The RTMP identifies 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 focuses on a range of trail experiences suited to different user groups, including user needs for trail-related products and services, across the Great Southern.
The RTMP focuses on active leisure trails which involve an outdoor recreation element. This includes terrestrial trails (walking/hiking, trail running, cycling, mountain biking, and adventure bike riding) as well as aquatic trails (paddling a canoe, kayak, or stand-up paddleboard, and snorkelling/diving). It includes a drive trail which link together a series of ‘active nodes’, as well as heritage and cultural trails.
Thank you to all those who offered informed comment on the plan, either representing an industry organisation or agency, or as groups or individuals with an interest in outdoor recreation and trails.
Funding to develop the Great Southern Regional Trails Master Plan was secured through the Federal Government’s Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF) and Lotterywest.
Partner contributions have been provided by:
The final plan has now been endorsed by all 11 local government authorities.
If you have further questions, please email:
Outdoors Great Southern Trails Program Manager Dale Cameron email@example.com.