Our working groups

Rather than appointing formal committees to projects and issues, HikeWest maintains a flexible approach by harnessing the skills, experience and energy of members, associates and other volunteers through more informal working groups led by the Executive Officer:

Team / GroupResponsibilities
TRAILS'Walks of the Southwest' - Produce a resource (hard copy and/or online) for bushwalkers covering adventurous walks / hikes in the southwest, excluding the Bibbulmun Track and Cape to Cape Track.
Input to WA Bushwalking Trails Strategy (2018-)
New trails opportunities
Trails issues
ACCESS & ENVIRONMENTRecreational access to water catchments
Bauxite mining expansion impacts
Educating on sustainability of 'traditional' off-track walking in jarrah forests
Other walking environment issues & submissions (ad hoc)
CLUB SUPPORTTalk topics & presenters register
Annual insurances renewal facilitation
Remote walks facilitation
Seeking other ways to maintain vigour and relevance of clubs in face of social & other change
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENTEncouraging participation by promoting bushwalking more widely in the community.
WA Hiking 'Expo'
Promotional banners, flyers & posters
HikeWest-organised talks / presentations
Effective use of media (website, Facebook etc)
WEBSITE & SOCIAL MEDIAImproving communications by optimising use of website and social media

Our Members

We welcome not only bushwalking clubs as members, but also other organisations and individuals:

Member Clubs

Affiliate Members

Individual Members

Latest Projects

WA Hiking Expo

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Adventurous Walks of the Southwest project

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