Partnership to keep track of trail care
The Chapman River Regional Park Trail will now be maintained through a partnership between the Geraldton Mountain Bike Club, Chapman River Friends and the City of Greater Geraldton.
The three organisations have agreed to maintain the formalised 11km loop trail through the Chapman River Regional Park Trail Adoption Agreement.
The partnership will ensure the trail meets health and safety guidelines, remains environmentally sustainable, and respects cultural values.
The agreement also sets the physical location of the loop trail and educates users on the benefits of using the sanctioned trail.
Geraldton Mountain Bike Club president Paul Spackman encouraged community members to explore the trail.
“We’ve been working on this project for a number of years in partnership with the City and Chapman River Friends,” he said.
“This agreement formalises our involvement in the maintenance and upkeep of the trail and our desire for people to get out into the park to see an array of native flora
and fauna. This is an important asset that we want to preserve for our future generations.”
As part of the agreement, a trail maintenance schedule will be developed.
The agreement also encourages the organisations to work together to find external funding to facilitate works on the trail.
Mayor Shane Van Styn said the partnership would help protect the park’s native plants and animals.
Paul Spackman Picture: City of Greater Geraldton