Trail of dis­tinc­tion

Western Suburbs Weekly - - News - By DENISE S. CAHILL

ROT­TNEST Is­land’s Wad­jemup Walk Trail Project is in the run­ning for a Premier’s Award.

The project fa­cil­i­tated by the Rot­tnest Is­land Au­thor­ity, a steer­ing com­mit­tee and volunteer groups is among four fi­nal­ists in the Manag­ing the Environment cat­e­gory.

The Wad­jemup Walk Trail com­prises more than 42km of walk­way over five sec­tions and the first part – the West End Board­walk – opened in 2012 with the fi­nal sec­tion due to be com­pleted next year.

Rot­tnest Foun­da­tion chair­man un­teer groups which is one of the high­lights of the whole project,” the chair­man of eight years said.

Volunteer groups in­cluded the Rot­tnest So­ci­ety, Win­nit Club, Rot­tnest Vol­un­tary Guides As­so­ci­a­tion, Rot­tnest Is­land Nurs­ery and Con­ser­va­tion Vol­un­teers Aus­tralia.

The Rot­tnest Foun­da­tion has con­trib­uted more than $1 mil­lion to the project that was also funded by BHP, Lot­tery­west and Tourism WA.

Mr King said 60,000 seedlings planted along the trail by vol­un­teers were prop­a­gated at the Is­land’s nurs­ery. Winners will be an­nounced on Novem­ber 2.

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Rot­tnest Is­land Au­thor­ity Wad­jemup Walk Trail co-or­di­na­tor Eilidh Gra­ham with Rot­tnest Foun­da­tion chair­man Jeff King.

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