9 November 2021
On 9 November 2021, Albany’s new Bibbulmun Track and Munda Biddi Trail terminus was officially opened on York Street, ready to guide visitors directly to the heart of the city.
Work on the $178,000 project started in April to move the southern terminus of the two trails from Proudlove Parade near the old visitor centre to Alison Hartman Gardens.
The new terminus features decking, bike racks, seating and signs, and provides easy access to the Albany Visitor Centre.
The concept design was developed by the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions, which funded the project in partnership with the Great Southern Development Commission. Construction was managed by the City of Albany.
At the official opening of the terminus on Monday, Albany MLA Rebecca Stephens said it was a fitting way for hikers and cyclists to celebrate the start or completion of the trails.
The new terminus complements the visitor centre’s role in promoting tourism in the Great Southern region, catering to the significant increase in active walking and cycling holidays we’ve seen develop worldwide over the last year, and now locally, she said.
The Great Southern Adventure Trails project will raise the profile of the Albany region and is great for the Albany community and families to enjoy this wonderful part of the world.