South-west primed for active travel boost with extension of Wadandi Track

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The State Government is contributing more than $17 million to extend the Wadandi Track.

Announced as part of the Cook Labor Government’s outdoor and adventure tourism package, this State Budget commitment will accelerate completion of the track, enabling people to ride from Busselton to Augusta surrounded by nature.

The track is currently 54 km long across two sections and, once complete, will form a continuous 109 km route from the Busselton Jetty to Flinders Bay in Augusta, making it one of the longest rail trails in Australia.

The project will include new and upgraded sections of trail, new and refurbished bridges, crossings and installation of cohesive heritage interpretation, signage and wayfinding. The project will be delivered by the State Government in collaboration with the City of Busselton and Shire of Augusta Margaret River.

Department of Transport Urban Mobility Executive Director, Justin McKirdy said this project will support locals and visitors to enjoy and interact with the diverse landscape and cultural history of the area, whilst boosting opportunities to explore other experiences that hinge off the track.

“Completion of this multi-purpose track will improve connectivity between towns and provide a safer, more comfortable and enjoyable experience for people of all ages and abilities,” Mr McKirdy said.

“For locals and visitors alike, it will offer an enriching active travel experience and allow access to native flora and fauna, cultural history and experiences, local tourism destinations as well as endless recreational opportunities.

“This package will significantly fast-track completion and open the door to future possibilities.”

Mr McKirdy also acknowledged the significance of delivering key walking and riding infrastructure in our regional areas.

“This track forms the primary cycle network spine between Busselton and Augusta and will connect the towns of Busselton, Vasse, Cowaramup, Margaret River, Witchcliffe, Karridale and Augusta. It is a core priority in the Leeuwin-Naturaliste 2050 Cycling Strategy.

“Investment in cycling tourism infrastructure, particularly in our regional centres, brings considerable benefit to local economies and can help those communities to thrive.”

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