WA Govt backs trails expansion with latest grants round

WA government commits $300,000 a year for the next three years with $5000-$50,000 grants available.

The WA Government is not resting on its laurels when it comes to the State’s world class trails network, with a fresh round of trail planning grants announced worth almost $1 million over the next three years.

WestCycle Mountain Manager Margaret McIlroy rode up to Parliament House recently to find out more from Sport and Recreation Minister, David Templeman MLA, and Member for Thornlie (and unofficial ‘Minister of Cycling’), Chris Tallentire MLA.

The grants form part of a long-term trail planning strategy that aims to maximise community benefits, minimise environmental footprints – and maintain WA’s global status as an off-road riding mecca.

In the current round, grants of $5000-$50,000 are available.

Go here to apply for a grant: https://www.dlgsc.wa.gov.au/funding/sport-and-recreation-funding/trail-planning-grants-program

Applications close at 17:00 on Monday, 11th March, 2024.

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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!).