Mountain Bike & Cycling Strategy 2022 - 2026

In 2022 the Shire of Pingelly undertook consultation with key stakeholders including: 

  • Department of Transport; 
  • Department of Local Government, Sport and Culture; 
  • Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions;
  • Department of Health; 
  • Department of Communities; 
  • South West Aboriginal Land & Sea Council; 
  • Moorditj Youth Foundation Aboriginal Corporation; 
  • Australia's Golden Outback; 
  • Tourism WA; 
  • Holyoake; 
  • Heart Foundation;
  • Westcycle; 
  • Wheatbelt Cycling Collective: 
  • Outdoors WA; 
  • Trails WA; 
  • Wheatbelt Development Commission; 
  • Regional Development Australia;
  • Shire of Narrogin; 
  • Shire of Cuballing; 
  • Shire of Brookton; 
  • Pingelly Youth Network; 
  • Pingelly Tourism Group; 
  • Pingelly's High Street Businesses; 
  • Local Mountain Bike Riders; and 
  • Our local community through a widely publicised survey. 

86% of respondents to the community survey supported the Strategy with an average rating of 'very supportive' (4 out of 5). The feedback received from the key stakeholders including the local community has been incorporated in the Strategy and any issues raised have been resolved. 

At the Council Meeting of 16 November 2022, Council adopted the Mountain Bike & Cycling Strategy 2022 – 2026. This strategy aims to ‘Create a place where visitors & locals will choose to cycle’ by:

  1.  Build a Local Cycling Culture
  2.  Become the Trails Centre for the Southern Wheatbelt

The first part of this strategy – a cycle and walk path between the Pingelly Cemetery and Somerset Street (along Review Street) will start construction in 2023. This will complete a 4km loop with the All Ages Path which connects the PRACC through the town centre with Pingelly Primary School. Other elements of this Strategy are dependant on grants, but the adoption of the Strategy will allow the Shire to apply for these grants as they arise.