Trails Forum 2019

Registrations are open for the 2019 Trails Forum featuring two interstate keynote speakers. This event is a valuable networking opportunity for the wider trails community.


Trails Forum 2019

Trails are important assets for community development, tourism, health and building regional economies.

This forum is a valuable networking opportunity for the wider trails community including land managers, government agencies, local government officers, trails advocates, the corporate sector, educators and volunteers.

This is a free event with a light lunch provided.

Register for the event by Friday 26 July 2019.
Numbers are strictly limited to the venues capacity.

Forum presentations include:

Keynote presentation: Warburton Trail Planning. Matt Harrington, Senior Project Manager with the Yarra Ranges Council will share his insights into getting the planning right for a major trail project in Victoria.

Keynote presentation: Red Centre Trails. Chris Day, Senior Director Parks and Wildlife Operations with the Northern Territory Department of Tourism, Sport and Culture provides an overview of the success of the Larapinta hiking trail and the planning for a major mountain bike development.

Trail Towns and Trails WA: An update from our leading trails organisation.

Collie and Dwellingup: WA's major trails projects presented by the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions.

Lessons from Abroad: What West Aussies have learned from attending international trails events presented by Melina Mellino, Director of Perth Trails Series and Steve Bennett, Senior Policy Officer for the Department of Local Government Sport and Cultural Industries.

More Participation, A Common Language: the Australian Adventure Activity Standards presented by Jamie Bennett, Outdoors WA.

Development of Experiential Trails. A presentation by Claire Savage from Savagely Creative on behalf of Tourism WA.

A full agenda will be available closer to the event.

Important information:

Registrations on the day open from 9:30 am for a 10:00 am start.

Parking: Various parking bays are available in the area. Please take note of parking signage to avoid fines. We recommend parking in the free bays available on the east side of Challenger Parade near the oval. Google maps