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  1. 2. state of the trails South Australia Brett Simes Commercial Development & Partnerships
  2. 3. What's been happening <ul><li>Department for Environment and Natural Resources (previous Department of Environment and Heritage) – amalgamation between DEH and Natural Resource Management </li></ul><ul><li>Office of Recreation and Sport – now sits within Department for Planning and Local Government </li></ul>
  3. 4. What's been happening <ul><li>What do these changes mean for trails? </li></ul><ul><li>DENR – increased access to volunteer base </li></ul><ul><li>ORS – opportunity for trails to be promoted much earlier in planning process </li></ul>
  4. 5. What's been happening DENR <ul><li>Linking with Nature – trails strategy 2008-2012 </li></ul><ul><li>Planning – 10 whole of park trail plans </li></ul><ul><li>Cycling policy </li></ul><ul><li>Linking Adelaide With Nature </li></ul><ul><li>Commercial tour operator trial </li></ul><ul><li>Ongoing repairs and upgrades </li></ul><ul><li>Sturt Gorge – case study </li></ul><ul><li>Multi Day Walk </li></ul>
  5. 6. Linking With Nature <ul><li>more visitors involved in conservation & planning </li></ul><ul><li>minimise & manage potential impacts of trails & use </li></ul><ul><li>design, construct and monitor sustainable trails </li></ul><ul><li>partnerships </li></ul><ul><li>develop expertise in trail management and impart to others </li></ul>
  6. 7. Cycling Policy <ul><li>Formalises where cycling is possible </li></ul><ul><li>Procedures to assess if cycling is appropriate in an area </li></ul><ul><li>Standards for establishing cycling trails </li></ul>
  7. 8. Linking Adelaide With Nature
  8. 9. Cycling Tourism
  9. 10. Better Trails
  10. 11. <ul><li>Stabilisation </li></ul><ul><li>Reduces erosion </li></ul><ul><li>Enables vegetation growth </li></ul>Grassroots Turf Reinforcement
  11. 14. Improving safety
  12. 15. Building capacity <ul><li>The Kokoda Initiative </li></ul>
  13. 16. What's been happening Office of Recreation & Sport Community Recreation and Sport Facilities Program grant increase of $5m to $6.49m
  14. 17. Guidelines for the Planning, Design, Construction and Maintenance of Recreational trails in South Australia Planning Institute of Australia - State Award Environmental Planning or Conservation
  15. 18. <ul><li>Greater Adelaide Open Space System </li></ul><ul><li>link, integrate & protect biodiversity assets & natural habitats </li></ul><ul><li>Provide linkages to encourage walking & cycling to local activities & centres </li></ul><ul><li>Greenways </li></ul><ul><li>Plan & develop a system of greenways to link open space, enhance biodiversity, encourage walking & cycling </li></ul>
  16. 19. What's been happening Forestry SA <ul><li>Upgrade of many forest walking trails from to multi use </li></ul><ul><li>Replacing trail marker system to meet Aust Standards </li></ul><ul><li>Cudlee Creek MTB park - new XC trails - realignment of downhill - improvements to access - expansion of trail network being planned </li></ul><ul><li>Improving some overnight stays on the Kidman Trail </li></ul>
  17. 20. Where are we heading? <ul><li>Structured decision making </li></ul><ul><li>Community engagement </li></ul><ul><li>Delivering on user expectations and wants </li></ul><ul><li>Broadening appeal – increased experiences </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainable design </li></ul><ul><li>Commercial partnerships </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteers </li></ul>
  18. 23. Volunteers installing rock armouring - cycling trail
  19. 24. Kangaroo Island Multi Day Walk