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Major Step Restoration Project


 

 

Lake William Steps 

The Foundation is pleased to announce that it has been awarded $27,871 through the WA Government’s State NRM Program to replace hundreds of dilapidated steps near Lake William. 

This section of the Bibbulmun Track in the West Cape Howe National Park provides a key link up a steep coastal sand dune (over 110m vertical climb) to allow the Track to continue along the coastline. It provides spectacular views over the Southern Ocean.

When the Track was constructed 25 years ago, it was recognised that the sand dune would be unstable under foot traffic and over 300 steps were constructed. These steps have been maintained over the life of the track and approximately 100 of the steps have been replaced in recent years by DBCA. The remainder of the steps are now dilapidated due to rot and corrosion of the step materials and need to be replaced to prevent walkers from walking on the sides and creating a wider track and increased erosion.

Due to the remote location of the project, delivery of materials by helicopter is essential.

The work will be carried out after summer and we look forward to working alongside the Binalup Aboriginal Rangers again.