$10m Budget boost to make Collie a world-class trail adventure town

The WA Government will deliver the $10 million Collie Adventure Trails initiative to establish Collie as Western Australia’s premier ‘trail adventure town’ to attract local, national and international mountain bike and bushwalking tourists, and support the local economy.

The trails funding package will be included in the State Budget, with the centrepiece an iconic 65 kilometre ‘epic’ mountain bike trail network in the Wellington National Park. These trails will challenge all levels of cyclists and be a magnet for national and international cyclists and tourists.

The package will create 100 kilometres of high-quality mountain bike trails through the river valley between Wellington National Park and the town of Collie. It includes:

  • 65km of world-class ‘epic’ trails in the Wellington National Park;
  • 35km of trails in the Westralia Conservation Park on the outskirts of Collie;
  • A further 11km of trail in Arklow forest block near Collie;
  • The realignment of 20km of the Munda Biddi cycle trail through the town of Collie;
  • Completion of the 72km, five-day Wiilman Bilya walk trail around Wellington Dam from Collie around the Wellington National Park; and
  • Infrastructure investment to establish a trail centre in the Collie town centre and secondary trails hubs at Wellington Dam kiosk and Westralia (including a Collie river crossing).

The trails package is part of the WA Government’s plans to continue to grow and diversify Collie’s economy, create jobs across a range of industries and maintain a vibrant community.

Source: WA Government