Works on this transformational project continue into the 2019/20 financial year, assisting to establish a sustainable economy for Dwellingup and will transform the town into a national and future international trails town.
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.
- Hotham Valley Railway Rail Relocation project component – completed September 2018
- Skate Park and Pump Track – officially opened April, 2019
- Commencement of Dwellingup Trails and Visitor Centre works
- Dwellingup Trails and Visitor Centre completion – anticipated early 2020
- Landscaping, parking and pathways
Proudly supported by: The Australian Government’s Building Better Regions Fund, the State Government through the Local Projects Local Jobs Fund and Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, Lotterywest, Alcoa, Hotham Valley Tourist Railway and Dwellingup Community Association Inc.
- Hotham Valley Railway Rail Relocation – relocation of the rail triangle and the implementation of a new train turntable
- Visitor Centre Expansion – 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
In January 2019, the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions’ Parks and Wildlife Service opened three new downhill mountain bike trails, catering for beginner, intermediate and advanced riders, the first of over 25km planned for the Murray Valley Mountain Bike Trail Network.
The “Year one” Green Trail, “Boom Boom” Blue Trail and “Bam Bam” Black Trail, offer a great experience for any mountain bike enthusiast.
The trails can be accessed through Lane Poole Reserve.
A park pass is required and can be purchased:
- Lane Pool Reserve Entry Station – (08) 9538 1078
- Online: shop.dbca.wa.gov.au/collections/park-passes
- Dwellingup History and Visitor Information Centre – Marinup Street, Dwellinup, (08) 9538 1108
If you plan to return (and we are certain you will) we highly recommend you purchase the local annual park pass at $23.
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.
In March, 2019 the Shire successfully secured $3.5 million through the Australian Government’s Building Better Regions Fund to develop the Dwellingup Adventure Trails – see Dwellingup Trails Development for further information.