Western Australian Trails Strategy 2009-2015 has been developed with
extensive research, community consultation and guidance from a panel of
experts. It is not an implementation plan; it is a framework for moving
forward into the future. An implementation plan is being developed to
support the trails strategy.
The strategy embraces the various
sector participants by articulating high-level principles, direction and
outcomes rather than prescriptive action. In this context, the strategy
is flexible and adaptive but requires interpretation by each potential
contributor to enable achievement by the sector.
WA Trails Strategy sits within a broad policy/strategy context. This
strategy considers the policies and priorities outlined by existing
economic, environmental, health, recreation and community development
documents relevant to WA trails.
The strategy provides guidance
to new land management plans, user-specific strategies, local
infrastructure plans and future revisions of existing documents. These
should consider the principles, direction and suggested activity
contained in the WA Trails Strategy.
The Department has been an
important player in the development of this strategy. It has been an
initiative equally supported by many stakeholders including the
Department of Environment and Conservation (now Department of Parks and Wildlife) and the WA Planning Commission.
Trails Reference Group is a cross agency/organisation reference group
that influences and guides the strategic planning, development and
communication of actions that support the Western Australian Trails
Senior Policy Officer – Outdoor RecreationTelephone 61 8 9492 9732Email Steve Bennett
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