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WA Strategic Trails Blueprint South West launch

On the back of the WA Trails Forum 2022, this South West event will bring together the trails community from Dunsborough and surrounding regions for a day of networking. Highlights will include an overview of the WA Strategic Trails Blueprint 2022-2027 and hearing from keynote speaker Galeo Saintz.

The blueprint is an overarching guide for consistent and coordinated planning, development and management of quality trails and trail experiences across Western Australia. It provides a vision, guiding principles, strategic directions, and actions for consideration across the State by Government, trail managers, landholders, trail support groups, tourism operators and the community.

If you have any questions please contact or telephone 61 8 9492 9902.

This event is brought to you in partnership with the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA).

Keynote speaker

Galeo Saintz holding up his thumbGaleo Saintz is a conservation adventurer, trail founder and mountain wilderness guide.

A founding member of numerous conservation NGOs including the mountain trail initiative Rim of Africa and the biodiversity corridor initiative Eden to Addo in South Africa, Galeo is also the founding Chair of the World Trails Network, an international initiative championing the international trails industry and promoting the world’s leading trails and trail destinations.


Registrations close 5pm 21 October 2022.

This event will book out quickly, so don’t delay your registration.

You will receive a confirmation email once your registration is complete.


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9:00 amOpening Brendan McNallyA/Regional Manager South West - DLGSC
9:05 amWelcome to Country  
9:15amWA Strategic Trails Blueprint Launch Tim SwartDirector Camps & Recreation - DLGSC
9:25amKeynote Presentation: Global Impact of trails. Galeo SaintzChair, World Trails Network
9.55 amStrategic Trails Blueprint Overview Steve Bennett Senior Policy Officer – Trails - DLGSC
10.10 amTrail Development Series Kerstin Stender Coordinator, Recreation & Trails Unit - DBCA
10:40 amMorning Tea  
11.00 amUnbeaten Tracks Ben TannockConservation and Heritage Manager – Capes Foundation
11:15 amShire of Collie – Journey to becoming a Trail TownMatt YoungDirector Development Services - Shire of Collie
11:30 amDeveloping Great Trails: Case studies of Nannup and PembertonNicole BoticaEconomic Community Development Officer – Shire of Nannup
11.45 amTrails Marketing

Catrin Allsopp

Annabel Owen

Chief Executive Officer and Strategic Marketing Manager, Australia’s South West
12:00 pmQuestions / Wrap UpTim Swart Director Camps & Recreation - DLGSC
12:15 pmCloseBrendan McNallyA/Regional Manager South West - DLGSC
12:20 pmLunch & Network  
1:00 pmEnd of Event  



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