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<< Back to: Member News: ICLEI e-News | issue 8, June - July 2007

Trails Master Plan drawn up in Kwinana

October 31, 2007

Kwinana (Australia) was motivated to develop a trails master plan for a variety of reasons, including protecting the natural environment, developing a conservation ethic in residents, and providing recreational opportunities.

The Master Plan sets out a staged implementation strategy, recommending the development of the Kwinana Loop Trail as the priority trail project, and the proposed Tramway Trail as part of a comprehensive and coordinated approach at the regional level.

The Town of Kwinana is fortunate to have within its boundaries an array of physical and geographical attributes - including the former Peel Estate Tramway Reserve, a ridge of limestone hills, large expanses of remnant bushland, several lakes and wetland areas, some heritage sites and buildings, and a rich industrial heritage.

Because local government is tasked with service provision and ensuring that social and economic development needs within the carrying capacity of the biological resource base, local government is an important manager of global biodiversity. ICLEI has established the Local Action for Biodiversity (LAB) project to explore the best ways for local governments to engage in effective biodiversity protection, utilization and management. For more information on LAB, please visit www.iclei.org/biodiversity.

Kwinana is one of 105 local governments in Australia that are currently Members of ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability.  For more information on ICLEI and its activities in the Oceania Region, please go to www.iclei.org/oceania.

Source:  Kwinana Trails Master Plan.