Regional Towns To Be Revitalised By Trails Blueprint

Regional Towns To Be Revitalised By Trails Blueprint

Western Australia Minister for Sport and Recreation Mick Murray

Trails Blueprint Paves Way To Revitalise Regional Towns

Victor P Taffa

  • Trail towns to spur regional economic development and job creation
  • New opportunities for cycling, mountain biking, horse riding, snorkelling and canoeing trails across Western Australia

Trails development in Western Australia has taken a major step forward with the release of a blueprint set to guide economic development and job creation in regional towns.

“Western Australia has some of the world’s most stunning natural landscapes and we need to open those up for Western Australians and tourists.” Minister for Sport and Recreation Mick Murray said.

Western Australian Strategic Trails Blueprint 2017-2021 highlights opportunities to create trail towns and trail networks, generating new tourism opportunities for regional economies and the metropolitan area.

 

Strategic Trails Blueprint provides a roadmap for the creation of cycling, mountain biking, horse riding, snorkelling and canoeing trails throughout the State offering challenging and unique experiences for domestic and international tourists.

“It could be mountain biking in the Peel region, horse riding in the South-West or paddling in the Great Southern the opportunities are endless.” Mr. Murray said.

Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray launched the blueprint today when opening the 2017 Trails Industry Forum.

“McGowan Government is committed to creating jobs and boosting our smaller country towns and this blueprint provides the roadmap to make that happen.” Mr. Murray said.

Strategic Trails Blueprint will assist the McGowan Government in its push for greater job creation and economic development through the use of co-ordinated trail networks.