Trails Strategy

Statewide Bushwalking / Hiking 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 2029, includes important implications for the way in which bushwalking itself could be governed in the future.

HikeWest contributed  an early Discussion Paper, participated in several meetings and forums, and reviewed an early draft of the strategy. A new draft version was released by the strategy consultant and a DLGSC-led Project Management Group for a public comment period which ended 9 September 2019.  HikeWest submitted comments on the draft taking account of the input of members obtained via a recent HikeWest online survey.

Once finalised and launched, the Strategy will be followed by the development of an implementation plan aimed at delivering meaningful outcomes across the 10-year strategy timeframe. 

The following are some of the issues for bushwalking that HikeWest hopes to see addressed within the final Strategy:






Additional information:

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

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