Statewide Bushwalking Strategy
BWA is represented on the Stakeholders Reference Group for the development of a Statewide Bushwalking (and Trail Running) Strategy. BWA has since March 2018 participated in several meetings and forums as part of the process. With input from members, we also provided an early Discussion Paper to the strategy group. The strategy consultant appointed by DLGSC-Sport and Recreation and DBCA-Parks & Wildlife Service is preparing a draft of the strategy for consideration by the project management group and the stakeholders in first quarter 2019.
The following are some of the issues for bushwalking that BWA hopes to see addressed within the final Strategy:
The need for more circuit trails of day walk length within easy reach of Perth
A diversity of bushwalking opportunities for different users
Fit-for-purpose walk trails
The need for a sense of urgency to achieve expanded bushwalking opportunities in WA
Various BWA papers/submissions on trails strategies and related subjects include:
- Submission on DLGSCI-Sport & Recreation ‘Common Ground’ (strategic funding review) Discussion Paper, Nov. 2018.
- Trails Strategy Discussion Paper re WA Bushwalking (& Trail Running) Trails Strategy development, April 2018.
- Comments on Draft Collie River Valley Trails Strategy 2018-2021, June 2018.
- Western Australian Trails Strategy Development submission, 2008.