13 July 2018
The City of Kwinana is privileged to have received a grant from Lotterywest recently to install new signage and rest stop facilities at viewing locations along the Kwinana Loop Trail, with a focus on local indigenous culture and stories.
New interpretive and wayfinding signage will feature stories written in both English and Noongyar and will complement existing signage on the 21km loop trail, which circles the outer perimeter of the City of Kwinana. Dedicated rest stop areas featuring the work of local Aboriginal artists will also be established as part of the project, which is expected to be completed in March 2019.
Mayor Carol Adams said the City had dedicated $42k to the installation, which was generously boosted by an additional $38k grant from Lotterywest and supported by the local State member for Kwinana, Mr Roger Cook MLA.
“New signage and rest points along the Kwinana Loop Trail will showcase our local heritage and assist in educating Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal visitors to the area,” she said
“The improvements also offer us the opportunity to work with local Aboriginal artists to create rest stop furniture that will blend naturally with the beautiful landscapes to be found along the trail.”
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 makes for an exciting bike, a peaceful leisurely bush walk or an invigorating cross country run,” Mayor Adams said.
“An upgrade to the trail signage gives our residents the opportunity to learn more about our cultural heritage and appreciate our local flora and fauna while they enjoy nature through physical activity.”
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.