Dwellingup National Adventure and Trails Centre submissions open

Dwellingup National Adventure and Trails Centre submissions open

SUBMISSIONS are open for the proposed Dwellingup National Adventure and Trails Centre.

The Department of Parks and Wildlife plans to invest $9 million into the Dwellingup area to upgrade and build bike, walking, canoe and 4WD trails.

As part of this project, the Shire of Murray council plans to transform the Dwellingup History and Visitor Information Centre into a facility catering for thousands of trails tourists bringing millions into the local economy.

The council also plans to create an adventure play space that would include a skate park, pump park, adventure playground, flying fox, additional playgrounds and an upgrade to the sport courts and pavilion.

A train turning platform and pedestrian bridge would be installed to embrace and promote Hotham Valley Railway, along with significant signage, road and footpath upgrades.

The project is expected to bring 59 full-time jobs to the area and $97.5 million of economic benefit over 30 years.

Shire chief executive Dean Unsworth said a funding submission had been lodged through the Federal Government’s Building Better Regions Fund and positive discussions regarding funding have taken place with Peel Development Commission, LotteryWest and the Department of Sport and Recreation.

Visit www.murray.wa.gov.au for a copy of the submission form.

Address submissions to the Chief Executive Officer, Shire of Murray, PO Box 21, Pinjarra WA 6208 or emailed to mailbag@murray.wa.gov.au and close on Friday, April 21.