The Bibbulmun Track Foundation is proud to have developed important partnerships with a range of organisations and businesses.
These partnerships play a vital role in supporting our work in providing services to walkers and maintaining the Track in world-class condition.
From the funding of our volunteer maintenance program and the provision of office space, to providing wilderness first aid training and incentive prizes for members and volunteers, each partner makes a valuable contribution to the sustainability of the Foundation. The support of these organisations also means that 100% of all donations are used on the Track and not on administration.
For more information on partnering the Bibbulmun Track Foundation please contact Linda Daniels, Executive Director on (08) 9481 0551 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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See a profile of each of our partners below...
Newmont Boddington Gold (NBG) is a gold mining and processing operation, 120 kilometres southeast of Perth, adjacent to the Bibbulmun Track in the Mt Wells area. Production at the mine ceased in November 2001 and the site was in a phase of care and maintenance until March 2006 when a decision to proceed with the NBG Expansion Project was made. The NBG Expansion Project relates to the mining and processing of basement rock from underneath the existing NBG oxide pits.
The history of the gold mine dates back to mid-1980 when gold was first discovered on the site. Mining commenced in 1987 and by the time the mine closed, almost 5 million ounces of gold had been produced.
NBG is an active community partner and supporter of community projects and local businesses. It is the proud sponsor of the Bibbulmun Track Foundation’s 'Eyes on the Ground' maintenance programme.
Western Power, is the principal electricity transmission and distribution business in Western Australia. It is committed to the protection of the natural environment and the preservation of biodiversity for the benefit of current and future generations.
Western Power is proud to be involved in a range of partnerships, which engage the community in environmental initiatives aligned with its business values.
As the sponsor of the Bibbulmun Track Foundation’s Training Program, Western Power has improved the provision of training and resources to staff and volunteers of the Bibbulmun Track Foundation to ensure the Bibbulmun Track remains a quality walking trail of international standard.
Western Power is proud to be working together with the Bibbulmun Track Foundation towards a sustainable future. Please visit their website for more information on Western Power’s innovative partnerships.
Mountain Designs, has been a major supporter of the Bibbulmun Track since its upgrade in 1998. Mountain Designs assists the Bibbulmun Track Foundation by providing office space in Hay Street and supports numerous fund-raising and promotional activities.
The company sponsors a Volunteer Reward scheme and also offers a 10% discount to all Foundation members.
WA Shop Locations:
Store Address Telephone Booragoon Shop 1, Garden City Shopping Centre, Booragoon (08) 9315 3699 Bunbury 21A Stephens Street, Bunbury (08) 9791 9888 Cannington 1490 Albany Highway, Cannington (08) 9258 7462 Claremont Level 2, Claremont Quarter, 23 St Quentins Ave, Claremont (08) 9286 2866 Fremantle Shop 3, Queensgate Centre, William St, Fremantle (08) 9335 1431 Perth City 862 Hay St, Perth (08) 9322 4774 Joondalup Joondalup Gate, 75 Joondalup Drive, Joondalup (08) 9300 0277
South 32 Worsley Alumina is an integrated bauxite mine and alumina producer with a proud history in the South West and Peel regions that dates back more than 30 years.
Mining takes place near Boddington with bauxite transported by conveyor to the refinery near Collie where it is turned into alumina. The alumina is then railed to the Bunbury Port for export to smelters around the world.
Worsley is proud to partner with the Bibbulmun Track to support the Wellington Spur Trail and group campsites. The Spur Trail highlights an area rich in natural and engineering history and has been developed to meet the needs of school groups.
Worsley’s value of caring for people, the communities it is part of and the world we depend on make it a natural partner of the Bibbulmun Track.
Alcoa of Australia operates the world’s largest integrated bauxite mining, alumina refining and aluminium smelting system and supports approximately 4,600 direct jobs, predominantly in regional Australia.
Alcoa is proud to include the Bibbulmun Track Foundation in its partnership program by providing resources for the Foundation’s volunteer support team. Alcoa staff member and Foundation Board Member, Charlie Soord, is a member of the support team and is keen to supervise Alcoa volunteer days on the Track.
Charlie has been involved with the Foundation for many years and is inspiring other Alcoa employees to lend a hand through ACTION (Alcoans Coming Together in our Neighbourhoods) events and Month of Service initiatives.
Back Country Cuisine produces a delicious range of freeze dried meals ideal for walkers. The owners, Kara and Brent Crossan, pride themselves on producing high quality, tasty meals that are easy to prepare and provide high nutritional value. When they took over the business in 2009, Kara and Brent brought with them a whole lot of fresh ideas and ways to improve the product to make it what it is today. With the introduction of new machines and improvements to proecessing and ingredients the product has gone from strength to strength.
"Freeze dried food has come a long way throughout the years, although this is not to say peoples' perceptions of freeze dried food has developed as much as the taste. Our biggest marketing tool however, would be for people to taste back Country Cuisine just to see how much it has progressed over the years."
The product range includes breakfasts, savoury dinners and desserts - including the most fantastic cheesecake!
Back Country Cuisine is available at the following stores on, or near, the Track:
- Mountain Designs
- BCF Midland
- Dwellingup Adventures
- Camping World Collie
- Balingup Visitor Centre
- Manjimup Mitre 10
- Pemberton Discovery Centre
- Ricketts Jack F & Co, Denmark
- Trailblazers, Albany
- Camping Kayaks 4 x 4, Albany
Sea to Summit is committed to developing innovative essentials for your next adventure. For more than 20 years, Sea to Summit has been the leading manufacturer of thoughtfully designed, lightweight backpacking and adventure travel gear in Australia.
As the founding sponsor, Sea to Summit helped introduce the Leave No Trace concept of minimal environmental impact to Australia in 2003. The company was named in honour of co-founder Tim Macartney-Snape’s incredible 1990 solo expedition from the Bay of Bengal in India to the top of Mt. Everest.
Sea to Summit constantly strives to meet the needs of the hard-core minimalist, as well as the discerning traveller who demands gear that’s reliable, versatile and durable – all in the smallest load possible.
Whether your adventures take you to the sea or to a summit or places in between, Sea to Summit’s products will more than earn their space in your bag.
World Expeditions originated as a Himalayan trekking company, and has developed into one of the foremost authorities in the field of adventure travel. Our reputation is founded on expertise in the field, eco-friendly policies and a unique insight into our offered destinations.
Today, we offer over 200 unique small group journeys, adventures and expeditions to every continent on earth – including an 8-day fully supported trek along the Bibbulmun Track! We have pioneered some of the best quality and most creative adventure itineraries on the adventure market today. With the help of the most experienced and knowledgeable specialist leaders, including 6 Everest summiteers, our hands-on approach has ensured a safety record second to none. Our trips also represent exceptional value - with no hidden extras.
In September 2001, we were the proud recipients of the Australian National Travel Industry's Environmental Achievement Award presented by the WWF for our responsible and sustainable travel practices.
The Peregrine Travel Centre commenced trading back in 1986, (then as Summit Travel) representing Peregrine Adventures (Melbourne). Peregrine Adventures then had a trekking programme in the Himalaya, plus some small adventure programmes in Asia and Africa. Both companies have grown enormously in the intervening years. Peregrine Adventures now has itineraries to all seven continents, including its hugely successful programme to Antarctica and the High Arctic.
The Peregrine Travel Centre sells the Peregrine and Gecko’s range (Gecko’s etc) plus products from its UK based sister company, Exodus. Staff members have first hand experience and can offer invaluable advice about visiting various areas. The shared love of the outdoors and the spirit of adventure have naturally brought The Peregrine Travel Centre and the Bibbulmun Track Foundation together.
Wilderness First Aid Consultants (WFAC) specialise in wilderness and remote area, as opposed to urban, first aid courses.
We are Australia's original provider of wilderness and remote area first aid training, and have been well regarded in this speciality field for over twenty years. Our courses are suitable for anyone venturing into the wilderness for work or recreation. They range from a basic two day Wilderness First Aid course through to an intensive 10 day Wilderness First Responder course.
WFAC generously provide training to our Bibbulmun Track Foundation volunteer guides.
The purpose of the trails grants program is to further enhance the establishment and promotion of an integrated, statewide network of recreational trails for bush walkers, mountain bikers and horse riders.
The Bibbulmun Track Foundation is grateful for funding provided through this Programme which not only assisted with the building of the Track, but also with subsequent upgrades. Funding has also assisted with a variety of other important projects including:
- The upgrade of our IT network and development of this website in 2012
- The building of a spur trail and group campsites for schools in 2011
- Mandalay Beach lookout in 2005
- The Bibbulmun Track User Survey conducted in 2003
- Installation of interpretive panels
- The design and printing of Bibbulmun Track promotional brochures
- Production of the Guide to Accommodation & Services along the Bibbulmun Track
- 40 free presentations to schools and youth groups to assist with planning and minimum impact
- Display system for events and promotional activities
- State Trails Day in 2001
- Establishing our Events Calendar in 1999
The Bibbulmun Track Foundation is accredited by the Australian Tourism Accreditation Program.
The Bibbulmun Track is one of WA's Top Trails. Discover more trails at www.trailswa.com.au
The Department of Parks and Wildlife (DPAW) manages 25 million hectares of WA's parks and reserves and is the largest provider of outdoor recreational opportunities in the state.
Whilst DPAW acts as land 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’.