The Shire of Dardanup has received funding from the State Government to deliver ‘The Leschenault Historic Walk Trail’ along a section of the Collie River. This trail is an extension of works already undertaken in the Shire of Harvey along the Australind section of the Leschenault Estuary.
The section of the trail within the Shire of Dardanup will link to the Australind section and will be approximately two kilometres in length. It will run along the southern side of the Collie River between the Old Coast Road Bridge and Hands Avenue Lookout. The trail is proposed to consist of a 2.5m wide concrete path along the Eaton Foreshore area up to the Eaton Bowling Club carpark, after which the path would consist of asphalt following the existing limestone path along the Pratt Road Foreshore up to the lookout at the northern end of Hands Avenue.
The trail is intended to be multi-purpose catering for recreational pedestrians and cyclists and will highlight the local area’s cultural and natural heritage through a series of interpretive signs featuring local historical stories and images. If you have any interesting historical stories or photos, we’d love to hear from you!
The Shire has prepared a draft concept plan and are now seeking Community input on the following:
- The alignment of the proposed trail;
- The materials proposed;
- Any information regarding key heritage sites;
- Proposals for interpretive signage locations and content including photos etc; and
- Facilities that you would like to see along the trail.
To contribute feedback on the trail plan send correspondence to CEO André Schönfeldt by 31 October 2019 via:
Post: PO Box 7016, Eaton, WA, 6232
In person: Administration Centre, Eaton or Dardanup Office.