Thursday, May 30, 2024

New mountain bike trails for Perth’s northern suburbs

Mountain biking in the heart of Perth’s northern suburbs is a step closer with design and construction of family-friendly trails at Lake Joondalup going to tender, the State Government announced today.

The project, which will also deliver additional car parking, toilets and bike shelters, is part of an $8.5 million investment in what is being dubbed ‘the Kings Park of the north’.

Other investments earmarked for Yellagonga Regional Park include mountain bike trails, a new adventure playground and boardwalk at the Luisini Winery on the eastern shore of Lake Goollelal and upgraded dual-use pathways and improved car parking at Perry’s Paddock.

“These improvements will make the park more accessible to a broader range of visitors and allow more people to enjoy its natural beauty,” said WA Environment Minister, Reece Whitby.

He said construction of new limestone pathways linking Duffy House into the park’s pathway network are under construction, with further tenders to follow soon.

There will also be additional planting and restoration work around the lake in partnership with the Friends of Yellagonga Regional Park community group, while a viewing platform and boardwalk will also be constructed by the City of Wanneroo Council to provide better access to Lake Joondalup.  

“This investment will improve accessibility and park amenities whilst protecting the park’s cultural and natural values,” said Joondalup MLA, Emily Hamilton.

“These new bike trails will add to the recreational facilities in the area, making Yellagonga Regional Park a must-visit destination for families and fitness enthusiasts.

“It’s great to see the continued progress of this commitment.

“There is tremendous community support for the mountain bike trails, with particularly strong advocacy by the Northern Beaches Cycling Club.”

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