Boddington Mountain Bike Trail Project

Project Overview

In 2019 the Shire was successful in obtaining funding from Royalty for Regions via Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development to undertake preconstruction activities for a Regional Project to complement the Peel Regional Trails Strategy 2019. The Peel Trails Strategy 2019 reflects the aspirations of the five local governments in the Peel region to guide future trails development in a collaborative approach to support increased visitation.

The Boddington Mountain Bike Trail was allocated $102,000, to engage a trails consultant to undertake preconstruction activities. The scope included:

  • a site assessment comprising a desktop, flora and fauna, heritage and disease risk assessments;
  • concept planning;
  • corridor evaluation; and,
  • detailed design.

The location of the Boddington Mountain Bike Trail is the site of the Boddington Water Reserve, on the corner of Bannister-Marradong Road and Newmarket Road. This area is also known as the Williams Reserve. 

Why is this project taking place?

The need to undertake this project is driven by:

  • recommendations made in Peel Trails Strategy
  • community interest in trails as identified in the 2022-2032 Council Plan
  • an undersupply of mountain bike trails in Boddington 

What has occurred to date?

In order to ensure the project meets the needs of the community and biking enthusiasts, a Reference Group was established with key stakeholders including representatives from the Department of Local Government Sport and Cultural Industries, and community representatives with an interest and knowledge of mountain biking and trails.

Common Ground were appointed to deliver the key elements of the planning phase of this project. 

The initial meeting of the Group included discussion regarding the draft Concept Plan development, how the space might be used for mountain bike trails and other activities into the future, as well as determining some of the initial priorities. From this discussion, key concepts were developed and refined into the draft Concept. 

Next Steps

The draft Concept Plan is now ready for community feedback.

How to Have Your Say
• Call in to the Shire Administration Building to pick-up a copy of the Draft Plan.
• Submit your feedback through the form below
• Email the Shire at shire@boddington.wa.gov.au

Submissions close on Thursday 8 June 2023.

Feedback on the Mountain Bike Trail Project is greatly appreciated to ensure the vision meets the needs and expectations for the community. If you have suggestions or feedback, please complete the form below.


 
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