Helping people to enjoy nature
A MASTER plan is being developed to get people out among the natural beauty of Waroona and the Peel region.
Earlier this month the Peel Regional Leaders Forum, which includes the shires of Waroona, Murray, Boddington, Serpentine-Jarrahdale and the City of Mandurah, announced it would be developing the Peel Region Trails Master Plan.
The forum also includes the Harvey Catchment Council, the Peel Community Development Group and Regional Development Australia. Consultants from Common Ground Trails will undertake an audit of all trails in the region and meet with stakeholders to identify potential new trail opportunities, link and coordinate trails across boundaries, recommend a market- ing strategy and provide a future governance structure.
Common Ground Trails were also involved in the development of the Perth, Peel, and South West mountain bike master plans.
The master plan will include a complete network of trails and plans for all five local governments.
The plan was funded with $90,000 from the Peel Development Commission, through Royalties for Regions, and a further $35,000 from the forum.
The final plan is due to be completed next March.
Waroona shire president Noel Dew said Waroona was home to exciting natural terrain and the plan would highlight the opportunities within it.
“It’s going to be an exciting venture and we look forward to being part of it,” he said.