Albany Heritage Park – Albany : The Albany Heritage Park stage one trail design features a picturesque dual use trail from Grey Street to the peak of Mt Clarence, designated as climbing only for cyclists, and a mountain bike only descent weaving down the western slopes back to Grey Street. The design of these trails links significant rock formations and brings the total designed trail to 10km.
Arklow Forrest – Collie : Concept planning for a new mountain bike trail network has commenced for Collie in the latest project under the South West MTB master plan. Set in the Arklow forest block just a few kms north of Collie, the network will form part of the Collie/Wellington national location within the SWMP, adding adventure tourism to the diversity of the town. Upgrades have been completed to the existing “220” trail to Harris River Dam. A re-alignment of the Munda Biddi into Collie will also be part of the project to take the current alignment off sealed roads and into the natural bush for a more encompassing wilderness effect.
Bramley National Park – Margaret River : Building on the success of the new Compartment 10 trails, the concept design has been completed for the area surrounding Wharncliffe Mill within Bramley National Park. The concept includes both walk and MTB trails, and purposely designed to ensure separation from cyclists in areas with significant visual amenity and areas of contemplation, while the mountain bike trails will offer a range of less manufactured single track riding opportunities closer to the Margaret River township. In total the area will host around 15km of new and refurbished trail.
BRAC (Broome Recreation and Aquatic Centre) youth precinct master plan – Broome : The Shire of Broome is developing a master plan for a youth precinct located between the BRAC playing fields and the Boulevard shopping centre. The Master Plan will include potential outdoor recreation facilities such as mountain bike trails, cross training, adventure running, or anything that involves activities based in the natural environment.
Collie Town Trails – Collie : Construction is almost completed for a range of mountain bike trails directly connected to the township on the banks of the Collie River.
Goat Farm Redevelopment – Perth Hills – A Concept Plan has commenced for the Goat Farm Redevelopment project. The aim of the project is to develop an easily accessible, high quality, sustainable mountain bike park that provides opportunities for multiple styles of mountain biking through recreational riding and competitive events.
Jump Lines – Chapman River Mountain Bike Master Plan – Geraldton : Lotterywest funding has been approved for the development of Jump Lines as part of the Chapman River Mountain Bike Master Plan.
Kalamunda Circuit – 3 Bears : Kalamunda : The redevelopment design of the 3 Bears trail has been approved. There will be an additional 70 – 80m line (next to the existing one) which will include 2 advanced (Black) level jumps feeding into the last of the existing 3 Bear jumps. Works will commence in October once the clay has dried out, and will be funded through KMBC fundraising. The project will be designed and built by the KMBC trail builders/volunteers.
Manning Park – City of Cockburn : The Manning Park Upland Mountain Bike Strategy is currently being finalised. Mapping of the area and development of the concept plan has commenced and will be presented to council soon. The Strategy has been developed to determine the potential for mountain bike trail development within Manning Lake Reserve.
Murray Valley Trails Concept Plan – Dwellingup : The Murray Valley Trails Concept Plan has been finalised. The objective of the plan is to create a local mountain bike trail network that includes both cross country and downhill style trails. It will create a recreational facility for visitors to Lane Poole Reserve.
Meelup Trails – Dunsborough : Now new and improved! Featuring WA’s famously loose pea-gravel surface, tight and windy trails, wildflowers, wildlife and some great views, the Meelup trails have long been Dunsborough’s mountain biking secret. Consistently featured as part of the closing stage of the Cape to Cape race, the twisty trails feature a variety of log and rock obstacles (with easier B-line bypasses). The surface can get extremely loose, especially in dryer conditions – bring your cornering game if riding at pace.
Perth Hills Trail Loop – Kalamunda : As part of the Perth Hills Trail Master Plan a key aspect is the improvement of the link between Kalamunda, Bickley and Pickering Brook areas for both cyclists and walkers. The Perth Hills Trail Loop achieves this and importantly creates a link between Kalamunda Town Centre and the Mundaring Railway Reserve Heritage Trail. The report was recently endorsed by the Shire of Kalamunda Council and therefore initial discussions and investigations into the next stages of the project are being undertaken.
Pines Redevelopment – Margaret River : Concept planning has commenced for the redevelopment of the Margaret River Pines following the harvesting activities. The concept allows for up to 15km of new trails including a designated bike park area. Works will be designed to follow a planned harvesting schedule which spans until 2021.
Trails Master Plan – Exmouth – The North West Cape will provide the backdrop for world-class walking, riding, paddling and driving trails that are fitting of a World Heritage-listed landscape under a plan put forward by the Shire of Exmouth and State Government.
The trails masterplan project is being spearheaded by Exmouth Shire in partnership with Department of Parks and Wildlife, Department of Sport and Recreation and the Gascoyne Tourism Board with the Cape Range Riders MTB Club as key stakeholders in the project.