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Waroona community to soon be able to walk to Drakesbrook Weir thanks to new town to weir trail

Craig DuncanHarvey-Waroona Reporter
The Shire of Waroona voted to support the proposal to build a walkway from town to Drakesbrook Weir.
Camera IconThe Shire of Waroona voted to support the proposal to build a walkway from town to Drakesbrook Weir. Credit: Craig Duncan

Nothing quite beats a walk in the countryside, and thanks to a planned $1.24million walking trail, Waroona residents will soon be able to walk from town to Drakesbrook Weir.

Councillors voted unanimously at the last Shire of Waroona meeting to support a project that would see a new walkway built within the next two years.

The planned walk comes as part of the Federal Governments $8 million grant for Peel Trials.

The Waroona shire is receiving a share of $1.24 million in grants to be invested in the walkway.

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The Waroona town to Drakesbrook Weir concept plan for the new trail.
Camera IconThe Waroona town to Drakesbrook Weir concept plan for the new trail. Credit: Shire of Waroona

The planned walk will join an existing footpath on McClarty Road and continue along until Weir Road, following it parallel along a new 2km-long footpath until it reaches Drakesbrook Weir.

Shire documents state the walkway is an opportunity for the council to enhance tourism for the region as well as the community’s wellbeing.

The project will be expected to be complete by around April 2026.

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