Big plans to help shape the future of SJ's equine trails

Published on Thursday, 4 August 2022 at 3:40:53 PM

The Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale Council is committed to enhancing local equine trails.

To guide the development and improvement of the Shire’s equine trails, the following documents have recently been endorsed:

  • Jarrahdale Bridle Trail Concept Plan
  • Equine Trails Master Plan

Further information on each of these documents is provided below.

Jarrahdale Bridle Trail Concept Plan

The Jarrahdale Bridle Trail Concept Plan was developed by the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions with support from the Shire to explore opportunities to link trails minimising road crossings, develop loop options within an attractive bush setting, sustain shared use with trail runners and mitigate long term maintenance costs.

Additionally, the Concept Plan considered connectivity with Jarrahdale Oval as the proposed trailhead.

Council received the Concept Plan at its June meeting, with the detailed design to be developed soon, followed by the construction stages.

Enhancing the experience of local equine trails is a key goal in the Shire’s mission to achieve fully accredited Trail Town status for Jarrahdale.

No existing trails will be altered under the Jarrahdale Bridle Trail Concept Plan, with the new trail earmarked for shared use with trail runners. Mountain bike users and bushwalkers will continue to have access to their favourite trails in Langford Park.

View the Jarrahdale Bridle Trail Master Plan

Equine Trails Master Plan

The Equine Trails Master Plan identifies opportunities for improvement and the expansion of SJ’s signature equine trails network.

Developed by specialist trail planners, Tredwell Management, the plan will provide strategic guidance for the long-term viability and management of Serpentine Jarrahdale's local equine trails.

The plan can also be used to inform trails locations in future land developments and to source external funding.

Shire Officers will work toward the implementation of the plan over the next financial year, before the next budget process can consider allocation of the required resources to achieve the plan’s desired outcomes.

View the Equine Trails Master Plan

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