With 1000 kilometres of trail passing through a variety of land tenures and nine settlements, negative impacts on the Track come from a wide range of areas.
Whilst the Foundation cannot stop state development and urban sprawl, the Board works hard to raise awareness of the importance of the Bibbulmun Track as a recreational resource and tourist attraction - and negotiate the best outcomes it can to protect the length of the Track and the quality of the experience for walkers.
We are not activists.
Advocacy is not activism. The Foundation believes in building effective relationships with government and key decision-makers. Effective advocacy is all about achieving outcomes, and we choose to use a positive and constructive approach to reach better outcomes for the Track.
A few of the letters and submissions written over recent years are available here.
- Registration and Recreation Opportunities for Trail Bikes
- Public environment review submission - Newmont Boddington Gold Mine life of mine expansion project.
- Inquiry into the provision, use and regulation of caravan parks (and camping grounds) in Western Australia.
- Appeal to Minister to fund the State Trail Bike Strategy (with the aim to reduce the use of trail bikes on the Track).
- Access to water catchment areas for Recreation (response to Policy 13).
- Destination development Tourism WA - potential of trails tourism.
- Initial public comment submission re expansion of Alcoa operations, June 2020
- Request to the Premier that funds from the Economic Stimulus Package be allocated to construction and upgrade projects on the Bibbulmun Track. May 2020.
- Appeal to various Ministers to address the recommendations made in the 2008 State Trail Bike Strategy (with the aim to reduce the use of trail bikes on the Track).
- Mt Hallowell Concept Plan impacts to the Track
- Hon Reece Whitby MLA, Minister for Environment, re. clearing of Northern Jarrah Forest for bauxite mining. August 2022
- EPA re. the Bibbulmun Track and expansion of Worsley mining operations. August 2022.
- Director General, Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA) re the increasing impact of mining in WA’s jarrah forest.
- Comment on the draft Forest Management Plan 2024-2033. December 2022.
- WA Premier, Mark McGowan re. the increasing impact of mining in WA's jarrah forest.