During Rottnest Foundation’s site visit to see Wadjemup Bidi developments at the Rottnest Foundation AGM held on the 19th October 2014, Eilidh Graham (Rottnest Island Authority Wadjemup Bidi Co-coordinator) explained how time consuming & inefficient it was to maintain the trail with the existing RIA equipment being a push mower and whipper-snipper.

Our members at the AGM put forward a suggestion to spend some of our funding to purchase a ride-on mower for the purpose of maintaining the walk trail, to improve efficiency and reduce costs associated with maintenance for the project.

This suggestion was unanimously endorsed by the Rottnest Foundation Board. A ride-on mower was purchased in January, from the Power Equipment Centre in Welshpool, who kindly included a free set of blades, 5L of engine oil and free picks up/drop off to the barge for service, as an added contribution due to our valued work as a volunteer organisation.

The mower was donated to the RIA as a gift from our Foundation.