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Jarrahdale trail opportunities set to reach new heights

Jun 14, 2024
The Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale have recently received Community Trail Planning Grant Program funding to continue the development of a trail facility, to cater for a broader range of trail users.
The forest near Dwellingup

Collie and Dwellingup recognised as world-class Trail Towns

Apr 22, 2024
Trails WA has awarded Collie and Dwellingup with Trail Town accreditation on the back of significant State Government investment in mountain bike trails throughout both locations.
10 DLGSC attendees and presenters of the 2024 trails forum pose for a group photo.

WA Trails Forum sets path forward for sustainable active outdoor recreation

Apr 19, 2024
Industry leaders gather to discuss future of trails in Western Australia.
Person with a backpack hiking on a walking trail in the Kimberley

$900,000 in community grants available to blaze trails across WA

Feb 12, 2024
Grants of up to $50,000 are now available for new community-led trail projects in Western Australia.
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150 reasons to start your next trails adventure

Nov 23, 2023
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

Oct 12, 2023
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.

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

Aug 21, 2023
The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC) is calling for grant submissions for its Outdoor Active Recreation Participation Program.
Hikers walking across a new bridge

State Government invests $330,000 in sustainable trails

Jun 28, 2023
Locals and visitors alike are set to benefit from a $331,302 investment into trails experiences across Western Australia.
3D render of new lookouts and trails.

Work begins on $5 million Bunbury lookout and trail transformation

Apr 26, 2023
Construction is now underway on a $5 million transformation of Bunbury's Maidens Reserve with an impressive scenic lookout and trail.
Hikers walking across a new bridge

Expression of interest — community members

Feb 24, 2023
Expressions of interest are invited for community members for the WA Trails Reference Group (TRG) for the period of March 2023 to March 2025.
Trails Planning Grants Program open. Image of rider using a modified hand mountain bike on a trail.

We’re planning for a future of sustainable, world-class trails in WA

Jan 30, 2023
Following the release of the WA Strategic Trails Blueprint in October 2022, the State Government is now offering grants of between $5000 and $25,000 for local trail development projects.
Andrew Liddawi with a message stick

Breaking all boundaries: Award honours mountain biking pioneer

Oct 25, 2022
Andrew Liddawi, mountain biker and founder of adaptive cycling and hiking organisation Break the Boundary, has been recognised for his outstanding contribution to Western Australia's trail industry.
WA Strategic Trails Blueprint cover

WA trails to better connect with country, community and culture

Oct 21, 2022
Sport and Recreation Minister David Templeman has outlined the way forward for trails in Western Australia, with the release of the WA Strategic Trails Blueprint 2022-2027.
Hikers walking across a new bridge

New Collie trail and bridge ready for hikers to enjoy

Sep 12, 2022
The State Government is stepping up its support for the town of Collie, with the next section of the Wiilman Bilya trail now open.
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New website puts WA’s world-class trails on the map

May 5, 2022
The State Government has invested in a new website making it possible for anyone to access Western Australia's world-class trails network.
Front view of young woman mountain biking in forest

Wellington National Park expanded as Collie trails network grows

Nov 22, 2021
Collie's transformation into a recreation and adventure tourism hub continues, with Wellington National Park expanded by over 7000 hectares and the completion of the first 15km stage of the region's new mountain bike trails network.
Bibbulmun Track with guide sign, Beedelup National Park, Western Australia

Lotterywest grant funds new tech for Bibbulmun Track

Nov 10, 2021
Hikers and volunteers who use the Bibbulmun Track will soon benefit from new online resources to help make their journey easier.
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A look back at the WA Trails and Recreation Forum 2021

Nov 4, 2021
A record number of people gathered in Albany for the WA Trails and Recreation Forum 2021.
A group of people walking together along a path

Adventurous minds convene to plan the future of WA’s trails

Oct 14, 2021
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.
Volunteer trail carers helping to upgrade a trail

Help care for trails

Oct 11, 2021
Do you enjoy walking or cycling on the trails of the Great Southern? Are you interested in meeting new people and spending time outdoors for a good cause?
Karijini National Park 1 Credit Tourism WA

Hiking participation grants now open

Oct 11, 2021
Have a great trails project you’d like to bring to life? Applications for the WA Hiking Participation Grants program are now open.
WA Trails and Recreation Forum

Trailing down to Albany for annual forum

Oct 11, 2021
Another reason to celebrate Outdoors October is the WA Trails and Recreation Forum 2021.
People working on a trail in Margaret River

Course to help equip locals with trail building skills

Oct 10, 2019
The State Government is conducting a week-long course for up to 20 Collie and Dwellingup residents to help them develop the skills to find a job in the local trails industry.
Tim Swart at the 2019 Trails Forum

Trails forum launches guides for WA’s hikers, mountain bikers and trails enthusiasts

Aug 12, 2019
Local, regional and national trails experts gathered in City Beach’s surf lifesaving club in early August for an industry forum to exchange expertise and the launch of two key WA trails planning documents.
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