At its last meeting, Council resolved to progress the Leeuwin Path in Augusta by adopting a carefully considered alignment for the path.
This will complete the shared-use trail, linking Flinders Bay to Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse. The section from Flinders Bay to Dead Finish has already been constructed.
Important steps have been taken to ensure the best outcome in this area of high cultural and environmental values.
The area, which is very significant to our Traditional Owners, has had its cultural and environmental values explored in detail through the Taalinup Boya Healthy Country Plan, and flora and fauna surveys.
The extension of the trail to the lighthouse was endorsed after much consideration and the project can now move into the next phase.
The project will now proceed to detail design and seek the necessary cultural and environmental approvals. Alternative funding options will be explored to make up the expected budget shortfall for the project.
Thanks to Undalup Association and Augusta Trails Reference Group for all their assistance to get us to this point and the community for their support and patience with this exciting but challenging project.