Works on this transformational project continue into the 2018/19 financial year to realise the completion of the Hotham Valley Railway Rail Relocation project component in September. The Trails Centre, Skate Park and Pump Track will also be tendered for and constructed and an adventure playground, entertainment stage, additional barbeque and picnic facilities and significantly upgraded parking, pathways and signage established. The project is set to transform Dwellingup into a tourist town of national significance. Project completion is anticipated for the first half of the 2019/20 financial year.
Proudly supported by: Australian Government’s Building Better Regions Fund, State Government’s Community Sport and Recreation Facilities Fund and Jobs Fund, Lotterywest, TourismWA, Alcoa, Hotham Valley Tourist Railway, Dwellingup Community Association
- Hotham Valley Railway Rail Relocation – relocation of the rail triangle and the implementation of a new train turntable
- National Trails Centre – redevelopment of an expanded and transformed Dwellingup History and Visitor Information Centre with additional toilets and hot showers
- Skate park, pump track, adventure playground, entertainment stage, additional barbeque and picnic facilities and significant upgrades to parking, pathways and signage
- Realignment of the Munda Biddi Trail and Bibbulmun track through the town to meet at the Trails Centre
This consequential project will maximise Dwellingup’s natural assets as well as the attraction of Hotham Valley Tourist Railway, better incorporating the rail trails into the town’s trail offering, and turn Dwellingup into a truly unique tourism experience.
The project will assist in establishing a sustainable economy for Dwellingup and will transform the town into a national and future international trails town.
Trails Infrastructure Development:
The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions’ Parks and Wildlife Service are completing works on new downhill mountain bike trails, ranging from easy to difficult. The trails will be officially opened shortly.
The Dwellingup National Trails Centre project is also a catalyst for further trails development.
A Trails Officer has been engaged to enhance trails development and promotion in Murray.
Unfortunately, the Shire was unsuccessful in its Regional Growth Fund application for the Dwellingup-Collie Trails Initiative. A grant application is currently being prepared for submission in round three of the Australian Government’s Building Better Regions Fund.
If successful, funding will see to the construction of an 80 metre suspension bridge from Baden Powell to the Murray South MTB circuit across the Murray River as well as other associated trails infrastructure including upgrades to mountain bike and walk trails and the Captain Fawcett 4WD Track