• Expressions of interest open for commercial activities in Lane Poole Reserve and in the Dwellingup townsite 

Dwellingup is fast becoming an adventure trail hotspot, with expressions of interest being sought for new commercial nature-based activities in Lane Poole Reserve.

A number of opportunities are available through the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions and the Shire of Murray, including a café/kiosk at the Dwaarlindjirraap (Baden Powell) day use area, with the potential for bicycle or paddle equipment hire, and an in-park shuttle service for the mountain bike trails.

Nearby within the Dwellingup townsite, expressions of interest are also being sought for trail and visitor-based commercial activities at the Dwellingup National Trails Centre.

The construction of the national trails centre was made possible through a $2.6 million joint contribution from the Australian Government through the Building Better Regions Fund, the Shire of Murray and the Dwellingup Community Association Inc.

The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions has allocated $4.95 million to the Dwellingup Adventure Trails project, partnering with the Shire of Murray which secured a further $3.456 million from the Australian Government through the Building Better Regions Fund. Expressions of interest close on March 6, 2020. More information is available at http://www.tenders.wa.gov.au

Comments attributed to Environment Minister Stephen Dawson:

"We want visitors to make the most of the spectacular surrounds of Lane Poole Reserve and enhance that experience by having more opportunities to recreate in the area, whether it's hiring a mountain bike to ride the trails, paddling on the Murray River or having a refreshing drink or meal from a kiosk.

"In the past 12 months, the south-west trail network has grown, including most recently, an additional 11 kilometres of trails as part of the Dwellingup Adventure Trails project. The McGowan Government recognises the value Western Australians place on nature and the great outdoors, and is committed to making them more accessible for locals and tourists to enjoy."

Comment attributed to Murray-Wellington MLA Robyn Clarke:

"I am really excited by the new adventure opportunities being created in Dwellingup and the push to increase the profile of this much-loved country town."

Page reviewed 12 Feb 2020