The following 7 projects will share a total of $139,187 in funding from the Outdoor Active Recreation Participation Grants Program.

These grants reflect the McGowan Government's commitment to encouraging participation in outdoor active recreation activities through the provision of accessible, inclusive and diverse experiences. 

Shire of Nannup – Push to Pedal 

This project involves a range of mountain biking related activities, such as coaching clinics, inspirational speakers, first aid courses and coaching accreditations offered to residents of the Greater Nannup Region. $10,000 


Donnybrook-BalingupDonnybrook Mountain Biking Project 
This project aims to introduce the benefits of mountain biking and cycling to at-risk young people, culminating in a multi-day overnight bike packing experience on the Munda Biddi. $10,000 


Break the Boundary IncWA Adaptive Mountain Biking Leadership Development & Participation Project 

This project will develop a world-leading training program to establish highly qualified Adaptive Mountain Biking Leaders in WA. This will enable the delivery of adaptive mountain bike clinics, sessions, experiences, camps and events to support people living with physical and neurological disabilities and impairments. $50,000 


Margaret River Off Road Cycling Association IncProfessional Mountain Bikers Instructors Association (PMBIA) Certification 

This project will improve quality of mountain bike coaching, by enabling 8 coaches to complete the Level 1 PMBIA instructor’s course, thereby increasing participation opportunities in the Margaret River region. $5,600 


Shire of Collie – The Wheels of Wellbeing 

The Wheels of Wellbeing Project provides skill development and accredited coaching training for mountain biking in the Collie region, home of the Wambenger Trail network. $25,300 


Trails WA IncParticipation Campaign – Trails are Part of my Everyday Adventure 

This project aims to increase participation on trails through the development of an advocacy campaign, that will improve awareness and drive action for people to use Trails WA as a resource to get hikers, mountain bikers and trail runners onto trails or onto trails more often. $25,000 

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The program is administered by the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries. More information is available on the department’s website at 

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Tim Roach

Elected Director | Off Road

Tim has been in senior leadership and strategic development roles for more than twenty years. He is currently Director of Executive Education in the School of Business and Law at Edith Cowan University and is a past Assistant Commissioner and General Manager in the public service. He is an Accountant (FCPA) and sits on the Divisional Council of CPA Australia.

Tim has been involved in racing mountain bikes, BMX and triathlon for many years, both as a father of two children who race and as a past and current bike racer. Tim is the current over-50 State Champion in downhill mountain biking. He is also a very regular and enthusiastic transport cyclist; frequently seen in a suit and tie riding to meetings in the city on a mountain bike.

Denise Sullivan

Chair | Governance & Risk Committee

Denise Sullivan has a career spanning over twenty years in senior management and executive roles in the state public and not-for-profit health sectors.

In her usual role of Director Chronic Disease Prevention with the Western Australian Department of Health, she leads the development of state chronic disease and injury prevention policy and planning frameworks and contributes to the shaping of the national preventive health policy agenda.

Her professional interests cover many aspects of chronic disease and injury prevention encompassing health communications, health promotion and research, public policy on health and workforce planning and development.

She has a particular interest in furthering collaborations with other sectors with a mutual interest in promoting a more active and healthier WA community, and creating and sustaining environments that support this. Denise is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Leadership WA Signature Program, and an Associate Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management and the Australian College of Health Service Managers.

Denise is a recreational cyclist and recent convert to mountain biking (although trainer wheels still on!).