Alcoa volunteers help restore section of Munda Biddi Trail


Alcoa employees volunteered on the Munda Biddi Trail to restore a section of the trail after the January Yarloop Waroona bushfires.
Alcoa employees volunteered on the Munda Biddi Trail to restore a section of the trail after the January Yarloop Waroona bushfires.

THE Waterous Trail section of the Munda Biddi is back on track after a group of volunteers from Alcoa’s Willowdale Mine and Wagerup Refinery stepped in.

A group of employees cleared burnt logs, leaves and debris from a section of the trail that was severely impacted in the Yarloop Waroona fire early this year.

The Munda Biddi Trail, which means ‘path through the forest’ in Noongar, is a world-class nature-based off-road cycling trail.

It is one of the few places left in the world where a 1000km trail is available in an undeveloped natural corridor.

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The trail extends from Mundaring in the north to Albany in the south, with the Waterous section nearby Alcoa’s Willowdale Mine.

Alcoa Mining president Garret Dixon joined the leadership group from Willowdale Mine to help restore a section of the track affected by fire.

Munda Biddi Trail Foundation chairman Peter Versluis said the foundation had very limited resources with which to maintain a very long and demanding trail.

“Alcoa’s support is a major factor in sustaining the asset, particularly in the Peel region,” he said.