WA Govt invests $45m in MTB trails all over state

WestCycle advocacy win: Wadandi Track to be extended 110km to Augusta

Premier Roger Cook, Transport Minister and Deputy Premier Rita Saffioti and Environment Minister Reece Whitby hit the Kalamunda MTB Trails Network yesterday to announce a $165 million ‘outdoor adventure’ investment package over the next four years, including $45m on MTB facilities across WA.

The package features a $17.5m, 110km expansion of the Wadandi Track…When complete, Wadandi will be one of the longest riding/walking trails in the country…

“We advocated for the Wadandi extension so it’s great to see this investment going ahead,” said WestCycle CEO Wayne Bradshaw. “It’ll be a fantastic addition to WA’s trails network along with the other initiatives announced today.”

Other MTB investments announced included:

🚵‍♀️  $8m for the Pemberton trail masterplan

🚵‍♀️  $8m for Peel regional trails

🚵‍♀️  $3.5m for the Kwinana loop trail

🚵‍♀️  $3m for Kalamunda Circuit Trail (Stages 1-3)

🚵‍♀️ $2.5m for Red Gorge hike and cycle trail in Karijini in the Pilbara

🏕️ Camping grounds across the state have also been allocated $17.5m for upgrades and new sites.

Kudos to the government for this significant investment in offroad riding in the State…🙌


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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!).