On track for expanded trail facilities

We acknowledge the Wiilman people of the Noongar nation as the Traditional Owners of the land in which these facilities are located.

Amid exciting new changes to travel restrictions across the south-west due to an easing of the COVID-19 crisis, ventures in Collie are preparing for a new and improved tourism industry once the pandemic has passed.

Funds from the $2 million Collie Futures Small Grants Program have recently been awarded to the Harris River Estate winery to investigate plans for expansion. The potential expansion will build upon the $10m investment by the State Government to upgrade and build new world-class mountain bike trails in the Collie surrounds.

The family-run venture, just north of Collie, will use its funding to carry out a feasibility study to expand its winery, including more accommodation, an amphitheatre, honey processing facility, ropes course and a vineyard zip-line.

The project will look at modifying existing chalets and building new chalets to provide facilities for trail-users and universal access for users of the nearby Arklow Adaptive trail. Facilities will include bike racks, a repair station and a secure space to store bikes. This will create a fantastic opportunity for people to stay longer and experience easy access to world-class trails.

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