Posts made in October, 2014

Rottnest Foundation AGM 2014

Posted on 22 Oct, 2014

Rottnest Foundation AGM 2014

  Rottnest Foundation Chairman’s Report- 19th October 2014 The Rottnest Foundation AGM was held on the 19th Oct. We began with the official AGM in the morning, followed by a delicious lunch at Aristos. After lunch, the Rottnest Island Authority Wadjemup Bidi Coordinator Eilidh acted as our tour guide and showed us the progress that has been made with the Wadjemup Bidi. The trail is truly a great initiative for the Island. We were blown away by what has been accomplished so far and the areas of Rottnest the trail opens up for access that previously were not available. We are very proud of boardwalk that has been installed along the Gabbi Karniny Bidi, of which we contributed $100,000 via a grant received from the Department of Sport & Recreation (supported by Lotterywest). It is a magnificent asset to the Island. We finished up with a quick pint at the pub, before boarding the ferry to go home. A great day was had by all who...

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WA State Trails & Outdoors Conference 2014!

Posted on 21 Oct, 2014

WA State Trails & Outdoors Conference 2014!

The conference was held at the new Centre for Performing Arts at All Saints College in Bull Creek on Friday 10th October and was subsidised by the Department of Sport and Recreation (DSR) with support from Trails WA and Outdoors WA. The Conference brought together land managers, local government officers, trails advocates, outdoor instructors, educators, and volunteers from all regions of the State. Representatives from the Rottnest Foundation and the Rottnest Island Authority co-presented at the Conference on our partner project, the Wadjemup Bidi. The Rottnest Foundation spoke on behalf of the community groups involved with implementing and driving the project, explaining how each group contributes to the trail and about the Steering Group that our Foundation chairs, that ensures that the key volunteer groups, (Rottnest Society, Winnit Club and Conservation Volunteers Australia) have a platform to share ideas, network and progress the Trail together. The Rottnest Island Authority spoke about the planning documents for the trail and the way the trail is being used as a management tool to arrest deterioration in the Island ecology, while also improving and enhance the qualities that make Rottnest special by creating a new low impact recreational activity for visitors. It was a great opportunity to be able to represent and showcase the project on a State level.                      ...

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Rottnest Carnivale 2014

Posted on 21 Oct, 2014

Rottnest Carnivale 2014

A fun-filled day of celebrations, proudly supporting Telethon! Sunday, September 28 turned out to be a HUGE success.  Carnivale swept Rottnest Island, boasting a number of Event Zones for one and all, including loads of free games and activities, live music, roving magic performances and special appearances from Fat Cat and Tiharna from The Amazing Race. Not to mention, real mermaids and roving pirates were also spotted on Rottnest Island! Rottnest Foundation representatives were set up in the events section and took turns manning our stand. We  spent the day talking to visitors about our current projects and the Rottnest Festival of Sail event that is coming up in March 2015! We also got to enjoy the festivities of the Carnivale. It was a great day! Thanks to everyone that visited and supported...

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Wadjemup Bidi Features in Coastlines Spring Edition (2014) Online Newsletter!

Posted on 21 Oct, 2014

Wadjemup Bidi Features in Coastlines Spring Edition (2014) Online Newsletter!

Article- The Lakes Walk To read the entire newsletter, please visit this link...

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