Trail Development and fostering a regular community health activity event (parkrun)
The District Council of Cleve is being awarded for the upgrading of the Carappee Hill Hiking Trail, and fostering the community-led parkrun event on the Yeldulknie Weir Trail. The Yeldulknie Weir Trail, awarded in 2018, was developed as a 5km trail to a standard that is accessible to all people, especially those with mobility issues. Since the weekly parkrun program commenced in April this year, 252 people have walked or ran the trail, with an average of 30 people per week attending. This trail has encouraged outdoor physical activity among the community and enticed visitors from across states to visit. The level of inclusion has been noted as significant and it provides all attendees with an opportunity to meet, exercise and socialise. The Carappee Hill Hiking Trail climbs the highest point on the Eyre Peninsula, with views of the Spencer Gulf, local farm land, ranges and open spaces. The Council has recently upgraded the trail, erecting trail markers to replace the previously difficult to follow loose stone piles, and promoted the trail by facilitating its listing on multiple mapping and tourism apps.