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Future of Zig Zag Scenic Drive Survey

Closes 7 September 2020

The Zig Zag Scenic Drive is a one-way road down the western side of the Darling Range, within the Gooseberry Hill National Park. It was originally a section of railway line built to transport timber from the top of the escarpment down to the commercial centre of Midland. Today it is a steep, one-way 3km drive that winds down a very narrow road with many hairpin turns, and dynamic changes of scenery around every corner.

The Zig Zag is a flagship feature of the Gooseberry Hill National Park. Unfortunately, the site also has a long history of anti-social issues, with Council approving a sequence of traffic calming and parking improvements in Lascelles Parade and new measures aimed at tourism and addressing antisocial behaviour back in 2014, which were then rolled out by the City. Projects showed promising signs of improvement early on, however the ongoing issues relating to hooning, damage to the natural environment and other antisocial activity in the area have continued to be in the spotlight.

Following on from a temporary 6-month closure of Zig Zag drive due to hooning and other anti-social activity, the City of Kalamunda will be considering a permanent decision regarding motor vehicle access while continuing to maintain 2-way access for bike riders and pedestrians.

This change impacts the safety and improves access for bike riders and we encourage everyone who enjoys riding in the Perth Hills to support the City’s recent changes and encourage them to make this permanent.

To complete the survey please visit and register at https://engage.kalamunda.wa.gov.au/zig-zag-road-closure

A survey on the future of the iconic Zig Zag is currently out for public comment and feedback. Permanent closure to vehicles is one of the options. If you have a view on this, please complete the survey and let the City know your thoughts.Comments on fb are fine, but the data actually collected is from the completed surveys.https://engage.kalamunda.wa.gov.au/zig-zag-road-closure

Posted by Dylan O'Connor on Wednesday, 5 August 2020