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City of Wanneroo gets active with Hiking Participation Grant

Our Hiking Participation Grants Program is an initiative that aims to leave a lasting impact on the accessibility, safety and enjoyment of hiking experiences across the diverse landscapes of WA.
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150 reasons to start your next trails adventure

Trails WA releases top trails list, encouraging all Western Australians to explore our great outdoors.
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Hiking Strategy Workshop provides path forward for hiking and trail development in WA

Continuing its good progress on hiking and trail development in Western Australia, the Department of Local Government, Sport, and Cultural Industries (DLGSC) recently hosted the WA Hiking Strategy Workshop.
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Applications for hiking grants open to boost outdoor participation

The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC) is calling for grant submissions for the WA Hiking Participation Grant Program.
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Step out into our great outdoors this October!

Don't miss out on the chance to make October your month of outdoor exploration, adventure and wellbeing.

$400,000 in grants available to help the WA community experience our great outdoors

The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC) is calling for grant submissions for its Outdoor Active Recreation Participation Program.
WA Hiking Participation Grants: $187,810 for 10 projects. Image of hikers walking a bush trail.

Grants help hiking projects reach new heights

A walking project to help people heal while grieving, a nature-based adaptive hiking program for those who live with disability and a hike project to unite Ukranians are among 10 recipients getting a total of nearly $188,000 in State Government funding.
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Adventurous minds convene to plan the future of WA’s trails

Western Australia's biggest-ever trails forum is being held in Albany today to discuss how the state can harness the economic potential of some of our fastest growing pastimes — hiking, trail running and mountain biking.
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WA Hiking Participation Grants open for applications

Community organisations or local governments can now apply for funding for programs that boost participation in hiking and trail running.
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Hiking grants a gateway to experience WA’s great outdoors

More than $168,000 will be shared among 15 local governments and community organisations in a new grants program to increase participation in, and develop, the State's hiking industry.

WA Hiking Strategy to sustain boom in bushwalking and trail running

The State Government has released a 10-year WA Hiking Strategy to ensure Western Australians continue to enjoy the great outdoors in a safe and sustainable way.


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