The Bibbulmun Track Foundation is an incorporated, not-for-profit organisation established to provide support for the management, maintenance and marketing of the Bibbulmun Track.
Whilst the Department of Parks and Wildlife (DPAW), acts as Manager of the Track, the Bibbulmun Track Foundation is recognised as the primary focal point for community-based support and involvement, and has primary responsibility for promoting the Track to potential walkers and maintaining the Track through the Newmont Boddington Gold Eyes on the Ground volunteer maintenance program.
The relationship and key roles of the Foundation and DPAW are outlined in a Memorandum of Understanding.
The Bibbulmun Track Foundation is a vibrant, soundly managed and economically stable organisation which utilises a strong community base to provide essential support for the ongoing management, maintenance and marketing of the Bibbulmun Track.
To support the management of the Bibbulmun Track so that it remains a sustainable long distance walk trail of international significance and quality through:
- Community participation contributing to physical and social well-being
- Development of opportunities for tourism, employment and education
- Protection of the natural, cultural and heritage values of the Track
- Attraction of funds and other resources and
- Being an advocate for the Track in relation to the formulation and implementation of relevant government economic, social and environmental policy.
As an incorporated organisation, the Foundation is managed by a ten person volunteer Board of Management, with the Constitution providing the opportunity for at least seven members of the Board to be elected by general members.
Chairman: Mike Wood: Director, Peregrine Travel Centre, Perth
Deputy Chairman: Simon Holthouse: Planning Consultant, former Chairman of State Planning Commission
Leonie Kirke: Founding Senior Staff Member and a former Assistant Principal, All Saints College
Bruce Manning: Chief Executive Officer, Great Southern Development Commission
Mark McLauchlin: IT Operations Coordinator, Chevron Australia
Jim Sharp: Deputy Director General Parks and Conservation, Department of Parks and Wildlife
Patrick Tremlett: Retired drafter of legislation
Louise Yeaman: Senior Policy Officer, Department of Finance
Kerstin Stender: Recreation and Trails Unit, Department of Parks and Wildlife
Executive Director: Linda Daniels. Linda has a background in marketing, events management and sponsorship in both the corporate and not-for-profit sectors.
Auditor: Reg Holmes