With the increasing demand for trails across Western Australia, it is important that a high standard of trail development is maintained. The State Government supports trails initiatives through the planning and construction of sustainable trails.
The Trail Development Process (TDP) presents a guide to ensuring a high standard of planning and construction in Western Australian trail developments. The TDP is found in the Trail Development Series (Part A) 2019 and consists of eight stages (it is sometimes referred to as the 8-stage process).
The vision of the TDP is:
Sustainable trails mean developing the right trails, in the right places, the right way and for the right reasons.
The TDP provides protocols and procedures which ensure that trails are a fit for purpose, sustainable asset. The TDP is made up of eight stages:
The Community Trail Planning Grants Program has been designed to support the principles of the TDP by providing financial support to organisations that adopt and implement the standardised methodology of the 8-stage TDP.
The purpose of the Community Trail Planning Grants Program is to ensure trail developments across the state are well informed, substantiated and supported by a consistent planning approach as outlined in the TDP of the Trail Development Series (Part A) 2019.
The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC) is seeking applications from organisations for projects that support the progression of trail planning through a logical and consistent framework.
The program is aimed at local governments or incorporated organisations that have established strategic support for a trail development and are ready to commence a specific stage/s in the TDP. The process can also be applied to trails master planning
for specific geographical areas including regional, sub-regional and joint local government areas.
The outcome of the Community Trail Planning Grants Program is that:
The objectives of the Community Trail Planning Grants Program are to:
The following organisations are eligible to apply:
To be eligible for funding, organisations must:
In addition, the following will apply:
The Community Trails Planning Grants Program will invest in projects as follows:
Support for organisations to:
* Aligned to Stages 1 to 6 of the 8-stage TDP.
Submit your application form and supporting documentation via the DLGSC website link provided on the application form by 5pm Monday 11 March 2024.
You will receive an automated confirmation via email instantly when you submit your application. If you do not receive the confirmation email, contact Steve Bennett on the details below before the application closing time.
Applications will be assessed against the following criteria:
Each assessment criteria are weighted equally.
When you submit an application, your application is subject to a competitive assessment process. Your application is assessed against the assessment criteria and all applicants are notified of the outcome of their application as soon as possible following the conclusion of the assessment process.
Appealing an unsuccessful application
Appeals will only be considered where there is an alleged breach of the assessment process. If you believe that the proper assessment process has not been followed for your grant application, please discuss your concerns with the relevant DLGSC contact for the grant program.
Lodging a complaint
If, following discussion with the relevant DLGSC contact for the grant program, you consider your concerns have not been adequately addressed; you can lodge a complaint with DLGSC, in writing, by following the instructions outlined in the feedback section of this website.
Steve BennettSenior Policy Officer — RecreationDepartment of Local Government, Sport and Cultural IndustriesTelephone 61 8 9492 9732Email firstname.lastname@example.orgPO Box 8349, Perth Business Centre WA 6849246 Vincent Street, Leederville WA 6007
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