We have been a partner working on the SA Recreational Trails Master Plan, with Recreation SA and other peak bodies and trail groups. The new plan is nearing completion and contains recommendations for the trails sector for the next 10 years.
Part of the process includes a review of the current Trails SA website, with recommendations and a view to upgrade the website. The website was released in the mid-2000s and apart from listing trails, generally lacks useful information to trail users.
We at Walking SA strongly support the vision of a coordinated and sustainable approach to the ongoing development, promotion and maintenance of trails in South Australia.
We recognise that all stakeholders have their own special interests and needs (eg mountain bike trails and establishing an International Mountain Bike trail in the Adelaide Hills) – but having a Master Plan, with shared and agreed guiding principles, will go a long way to ensuring that all trail users can be assured of safe, accessible and enjoyable activities.
We hope to send a copy of the next version (end July) of the Draft Management Plan to our member clubs to offer them the opportunity to review it.