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WA Trails and Recreation Forum

Trailing down to Albany for annual forum

Oct 11, 2021
Another reason to celebrate Outdoors October is the WA Trails and Recreation Forum 2021.

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A group of people walking together along a path

Adventurous minds convene to plan the future of WA’s trails

Oct 14, 2021
Western Australia's biggest-ever trails forum is being held in Albany today to discuss how the state can harness the economic potential of some of our fastest growing pastimes — hiking, trail running and mountain biking.
Volunteer trail carers helping to upgrade a trail

Help care for trails

Oct 11, 2021
Do you enjoy walking or cycling on the trails of the Great Southern? Are you interested in meeting new people and spending time outdoors for a good cause?
Karijini National Park 1 Credit Tourism WA

Hiking participation grants now open

Oct 11, 2021
Have a great trails project you’d like to bring to life? Applications for the WA Hiking Participation Grants program are now open.
WA Trails and Recreation Forum

Trailing down to Albany for annual forum

Oct 11, 2021
Another reason to celebrate Outdoors October is the WA Trails and Recreation Forum 2021.
Three people in a canoe

Heaps of fun at Camp Quaranup

Oct 11, 2021
The much-loved Camp Quaranup Community Open Day happens on Saturday 16 October.
WA Trails and Recreation Forum

Register now for the WA Trails and Recreation Forum in Albany

Oct 4, 2021
Trails and recreation enthusiasts are encouraged to secure their tickets to the WA Trails and Recreation Forum 2021, which will be held in Albany from 13 to 15 October.
Karijini National Park 1 Credit Tourism WA

WA Hiking Participation Grants open for applications

Sep 28, 2021
Community organisations or local governments can now apply for funding for programs that boost participation in hiking and trail running.
A bush track

Hiking grants a gateway to experience WA’s great outdoors

Jun 2, 2021
More than $168,000 will be shared among 15 local governments and community organisations in a new grants program to increase participation in, and develop, the State's hiking industry.
Boys playing basketball

New funding program seeks innovative ideas to get people moving

Feb 1, 2021
A new $750,000 funding program has been announced to support innovative projects that encourage physical activity.
Young woman with skateboard

State Government drops in with wheely good news for Morley skaters

Dec 8, 2020
The State Government has dropped in with good news for local skateboarders and BMX riders in Morley, allocating $2.5 million to replace the ageing Wotton Reserve Skate Park and BMX track.
Karijini National Park 1 Credit Tourism WA

Funding program takes hiking to new heights

Nov 20, 2020
The State Government has launched a new grant program targeting local governments and community organisations to grow participation in trail running and bushwalking activities in Western Australia.
Participants of the Pedal Plantagenet Program gathered in Wilson Park Mount Barker to celebrate Bike Month 2020.

Local governments host WA Bike Month events

Oct 21, 2020
A host of local governments are among the organisations putting on WA Bike Month events during October.
WA Bike Month 2020

Record $50,000 boost for WA Bike Month events across the State

Sep 8, 2020
WA Bike Month is gearing up to be bigger and better than ever, with a record $50,000 in grants awarded to support 50 events to encourage people of all ages and abilities to give cycling a go.
Minister joined by Nollamara football legend Des Headland and members of the Nollamara Football club

State Government fast tracks community sport grants to assist with COVID-19 recovery

May 21, 2020
The State Government will fast-track $12 million in funding applications for community sport and recreation projects to expedite the projects and support Western Australia's economy as part of the COVID-19 recovery.
People working on a trail in Margaret River

Course to help equip locals with trail building skills

Oct 10, 2019
The State Government is conducting a week-long course for up to 20 Collie and Dwellingup residents to help them develop the skills to find a job in the local trails industry.
Tim Swart at the 2019 Trails Forum

Trails forum launches guides for WA’s hikers, mountain bikers and trails enthusiasts

Aug 12, 2019
Local, regional and national trails experts gathered in City Beach’s surf lifesaving club in early August for an industry forum to exchange expertise and the launch of two key WA trails planning documents.
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