The Last – Wadjemup Bidi Steering Group Meeting

Posted on 12 Feb, 2018

The Last – Wadjemup Bidi Steering Group Meeting

The Ngank Wen Bidi (south) section is currently being constructed and when it is finished, the entire trail, all five sections, will be open and walkable.

As the Wadjemup Bidi is almost complete, on Friday 2 February 2018 the Wadjemup Bidi Steering Group consisting of representatives from Rottnest Island Authority, Rottnest Foundation, Conservation Volunteers, Rottnest Society, Winnit Club and Rottnest Voluntary Guides Association held their last meeting on Rottnest Island, where the group shared their thoughts on how happy and proud they were of the project and their contribution.

The Group then enjoyed participating in the new ‘Whitecaps & Wilderness’ tour facilitated by Jenny and Lance from the Rottnest Voluntary Guides Association, which commenced at Parker Point bus stop and ended at Little Salmon Bay.

The group then visited the newly completed Ngank Wen Bidi (north) section of the trail project, which was funded by the Commonwealth Tourism Demand Driver Infrastructure Programme through a successful grant obtained by the Rottnest Foundation.

This Steering Group was formed in 2013 and has since met quarterly to collaboratively manage the Wadjemup Bidi project and has been chaired by the Rottnest Foundation Chairman, Jeff King since inception.

The purpose of the Steering Group was to ensure that volunteer involvement is maximised and utilised to implement the project and that all community groups have an avenue to provide updates on progress, openly discuss ideas to move the project forward and any issues concerning the project.

This Steering Group was imperative to maintaining successful management and delivery of the Wadjemup Bidi.

Thank you so much to the following representatives for their time spent participating in the group.

Rottnest Foundation

Jeff King – Chairman

Pauline McMullan – Executive Officer

Rosalie Small – Grants & Sponsorship Coordinator

Rottnest Island Authority

Eilidh Graham – Wadjemup Bidi Coordinator

Clinton Hull – Park Services Coordinator

Winnit Club

Terry Hardie – Club Historian

Rottnest Voluntary Guides Association

Jenny Bannister-Jones – Guide

Lance Bannister-Jones – Guide

Rottnest Society

Trish Bevan – Secretary

Conservation Volunteers

Katie Ronald – Regional Coordinator

Tristan Duke – Regional Manager