Trails Strategy


HikeWest (previously as ‘Bushwalking WA’) was represented on the Stakeholders Reference Group for the development of a Statewide Bushwalking / Hiking (including Trail Running) Strategy in 2018-2019. The strategy, to cover the decade to 2030, includes important implications for the way in which bushwalking itself could be governed in the future. HikeWest contributed a Discussion Paper in 2018, participated in several meetings and forums, and reviewed an early draft of the strategy. A new draft was then released by the strategy consultant and a DLGSC-led Project Management Group for a public comment period. HikeWest submitted comments in September 2019 on the draft taking account of the input of member clubs obtained via a HikeWest online feedback survey. The finalised Strategy was launched on 24 June 2020.  An implementation plan is now being developed to deliver meaningful outcomes across the 10-year strategy timeframe. 


The following are some of the key issues for bushwalking that HikeWest hopes to see addressed as an outcome or extension of the Strategy and its recommendations:


Additional information

Various HikeWest and other papers/submissions on trails strategies and related subjects include:

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