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.
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
Terry Hardie – Club Historian
Rottnest Voluntary Guides Association
Jenny Bannister-Jones – Guide
Lance Bannister-Jones – Guide
Trish Bevan – Secretary
Katie Ronald – Regional Coordinator
Tristan Duke – Regional Manager