Clune to Brockman Centre Connection Trail

Published: Friday, 14 February 2020 at 1:00:00 PM

The Shire of Chittering’s grant application through the Department of Transport’s “Western Australian Bicycle Networks Grant” has been successful

The “Clune to Brockman Centre Connection Trail” was originally identified in the Chittering Mountain Bike Master Plan (2016).  This 8km cycling and walking trail creates a connection between the Bindoon townsite and the Brockman Centre.  The trail will see seating along the route and interpretive signage of native flora and fauna will educate users.

The Department of Transport has awarded the Shire funding for half the total project cost over the next two financial years.  Stage one (2020/21) was awarded $96,521 and Stage 2 (2021/22) received $95,757 in funding. Council now needs to commit its 50% contribution to the Trail in the coming two annual budgets.

Chittering Shire President, Cr Don Gibson said that he is very pleased with the funding announcement as this allows a safe environment for residents and visitors to enjoy outdoor activities.

The Shire of Chittering is looking to increase cycling within our community, and to also provide safer alternative cycling routes around our towns.  There is currently no safe link between Clune Park/Bindoon townsite and the Brockman Centre, with residents and visitors having to use the Great Northern Highway or Spice Road.  By constructing a dedicated cycling trail, the shire’s residents and visitors will be protected from road traffic”.

Furthermore, the trail will provide a fantastic tourism opportunity to visitors of our region, where it provide year round access to Lake Chittering Reserve, and will tie into our future Mountain Bike Trail in Bindoon.  The Shire’s Technical Services department with their experience will lead this project”, Cr Gibson said.

 

 

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 For more information, please email chatter@chittering.wa.gov.au or call the office on 9576 4600.

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