‘Walking is man’s best medicine’ – Hippocrates
Member for Warren-Blackwood, Terry Redman presented a $70,000 Lotterywest cheque to the Augusta-Margaret River Shire on Friday 29th April to support a 4.3km extension to the existing Wadandi Track south from the town of Witchcliffe .
The name of the track recognises the traditional custodians of the region, and the alignment is formed along the former railway line, leading to enhanced understanding of the history and development of the Capes region. The track extension forms part of the planned 108km rail trail from Busselton to Augusta.
“The Wadandi Track will encourage people of all ages to explore and connect with the natural beauty of the south west region,” Mr Redman said.
Being located on a former railway line, the track extension is relatively straight and flat, making it suitable for a wide range of walkers and cyclists. The track is an ideal and safe place for children to ride between Witchcliffe and Cowaramup.
“Tourism is a huge industry in this region and there is potential for growth with good roads through to Margaret River and Busselton, and the $46m expansion to the Margaret River-Busselton Regional Airport making the area easily accessible to increasing numbers of visitors.”
Mr Redman congratulated the Shire for implementing projects identified in their Community Strategic Plan, and acknowledged the positive impact to hundreds of communities as money raised from the sale of Lotterywest games is shared with not-for-profit groups.
For media enquiries please conatact Terry Redman on 98483171 or Terry Redman@mp.wa.gov.au