The City of Kwinana implemented upgrades to the Kwinana Loop Trail to the value of $80,000 in close collaboration with the Aboriginal community. The upgrade, supported by Lotterywest, features11 bi-lingual signs and two rest stops.
City officers worked with Aboriginal artist, Cheryl Walley, whose painting depicts the Aboriginal connection to local lands. The artist’s work can be seen on bi-lingual signs, the shelter structure, maps and materials.
“The Kwinana Loop Trail makes for an exciting bike ride, a peaceful leisurely bush walk or an invigorating cross country run,” City of Kwinana Mayor Adams said.
“We enjoy a much envied green belt environment and upgrades to the trail signage provide our residents the opportunity to learn more about our cultural heritage and appreciate our abundant local flora and fauna while enjoying nature through physical activity.”
As identified by the community in the City’s Strategic Community Plan, improvements to the trail align to the objective of a healthy and active community with services for everyone’s needs.
The Kwinana Loop Trail has seven entry points (designed to create shorter walks/cycle sections if preferred), disability access and access to toilet facilities at various points.
To view the map of the Kwinana Loop Trail, head to www.kwinana.wa.gov.au/looptrail.