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A bush track

Grants of up to $25,000 were available to eligible organisations through the WA Hiking Participation Grants program, which aims to provide new opportunities that grow participation in hiking or develop leaders including guides, instructors and volunteers.

Among the funded projects for the 2020-21 round are:

  • a program to support Aboriginal elders and mentors to become hiking leaders in the Shire of Harvey
  • the creation of play trails within the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale to make hiking more accessible to families and children
  • a pop-up trail running event in the Shire of Chittering
  • a hiking program for people with severe disability run by Friends of the Cape to Cape Track Inc.

The program was a response to the recommendations of the State Government's WA Hiking Strategy 2020-2030, launched last June.

The strategy is the first of its kind in Australia, to ensure Western Australians continue to enjoy the great outdoors in a safe and sustainable way.

See the full list of successful applications to the WA Hiking Participation Grants program.


Page reviewed 27 February 2023