[Case Studies]

Swan and Helena Rivers Regional Recreational Path – Development Plan

The Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council has commissioned this Swan and Helena Rivers Regional Recreational Path Development Plan (SHRRRP) – a blueprint for the progressive completion of the path network along both sides of the Swan River between the Windan Bridge in East Perth and the Guildford Road Bridge in Guildford. Read more

Williams – Darkan Rail Trail Feasibility Study

This ‘limited’ feasibility study, commissioned by the Williams Recreational Trails Committee Inc., seeks to establish whether developing a multi-user recreation trail along the disused railway corridor between Williams and Darkan is a worthwhile proposition. Read more

Town of Port Hedland Cycle Plan

Port Hedland is located in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. It is currently experiencing rapid growth conditions as a result of the resources boom, fuelled by tremendous growth in China and the consequent demand for iron ore and other minerals. Read more

Shire of Plantagenet Trail Development Plans

Transplan Pty Ltd and Kulbardi Hill Consultants have been engaged by the Shire of Plantagenet to prepare a series of detailed trail development plans – for a walk trail on Tower Hill in Mt Barker, and a network of walk-only and shared-use trails in a large bushland area (Mondurup Reserve) on the outskirts of Mt Barker. Read more

Pine Mountain Bridle Trail (Queensland)

Transplan Pty Ltd is providing advice and mapping support to Mike Halliburton Associates in the preparation of a trail development plan for a bridle trail near Ipswich, west of Brisbane.

North Road Stock Route Drive Trail

This project involves the preparation of a Trail Development Plan for a drive trail, following the Coastal Stock Route or North Road Stock Route, between the Perth metropolitan region and Geraldton, in the mid-west of Western Australia.

People have been travelling along the area between Perth and Geraldton for thousands of years. It is known as an area where aboriginal people travelled and traded with other tribes. Read more

Shire of York Trails Master Plan

The Shire of York is situated one hours drive east of Perth, in the wheatbelt of Western Australia.

It is already a well-visited area, with music festivals, garden festivals and the heritage listed town being among the many attractions. It is located on the main route to Wave Rock and numerous tour buses pass through (and stop in) York. Read more

Busselton Wetlands – Trails Master Plan and Trail Design

The project’s main aim is to develop a master plan and detailed designs for walk trails within the Busselton Wetlands study area. A network of trails and boardwalks linking bird-watching hides and viewing platforms was identified in the 2005 concept design and business plan as an outcome that would enhance the visitor experience and contribute to the attractiveness of the area. Read more

Greater Geraldton Themed Interpreted Walk Trails Project

The Shire of Greenough has commissioned this project report which aims to determine the most appropriate locations for a series of interpreted walk trails in the “Greater Geraldton” area. Read more

Warlu Way – A Drive Trail through the Pilbara

Transplan Pty Ltd and Mike Halliburton Associates (of Brisbane) have been appointed by Australia’s North West Tourism to prepare an interpretation plan for the Warlu Way – an 1800km tourist drive between Exmouth and Broome through the Pilbara Region of Western Australia, linking all the major towns and incorporating iconic attractions such as Ningaloo Marine Park and Cape Range, Karijini and Millstream-Chichester National Parks and the Burrup Peninsula. Read more

Perth’s Eastern Region Swan River Trails Project

Perth’s Eastern Region Swan River Trails Project, commissioned by the Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council, seeks to determine the missing links in the riverside pathway network, and to determine the highest priority projects in each of the four local governments of Bayswater, Bassendean, Belmont and Swan. Read more

Coast to Crater Trail Assessment Project

The overall aim of this project is to determine the best route for a trail/pathway between Timboon and Port Campbell (19.8km) and along the Great Ocean Road from Port Campbell to Princetown (18.5km).

Though this project has been termed a trail assessment project, it is essentially a feasibility study – determining the alignment options, evaluating the advantages and disadvantages of each potential route, examining the practicalities of constructing the trail and taking into account the requirements of land managers and other stakeholders. Read more

Corangamite Bicycle Strategy 2006 – 2011

This Bicycle Strategy has been prepared with the overall aim of making on-road cycling safer and more convenient within the townsites of the Corangamite Shire (Victoria). It identifies hazards, barriers and obstacles to cycling, and proposes the means by which these can be eliminated. It is anticipated that, when implemented, the upgraded on-road cycling network will result in an increase in the number of local trips by bicycle and greater safety for cyclists passing through the towns. It is also expected that ‘new’ cyclists will be attracted to the use of a bicycle for short trips within the townsites.

This strategy deals almost exclusively with on-road cycling – and encompasses a number of techniques for improving the roads to make them safer and more convenient places to ride a bicycle. Read more

Crows Nest Shire Trails Master Plan

The Crows Nest Shire in South East Queensland is situated immediately north of Toowoomba (with a population of 90,000+) and it is within 2 hours drive of Brisbane.

The Crows Nest Shire has a wide range of attractive and varied landscapes, and a great diversity in wildlife and vegetation. It has wild places (as found in the National Parks), and it has expansive views over the Darling Downs to the west and Brisbane River Valley to the east. It has large tracts of land still well covered in natural vegetation, it has many scenic rivers and creeks, it has forests where recreational activities are welcome and, importantly, the escarpment provides ideal opportunities for views out over the surrounding picturesque landscapes. Read more

Savannah Way Interpretation Plan

The Savannah Way is a self-drive adventure tour between Broome and Cairns. The drive traverses some of Australia’s most spectacular scenery along 3 700 kilometres and incorporates four World Heritage areas, fifteen National Parks and many of the most desirable “adventure” destinations in Australia. The route is more than a tourism product; its function is to link communities and provide social, economic and environmental benefits to Northern Australia.

This Interpretation and Presentation Plan for the Western Australian segment of the Savannah Way was commissioned by the Kimberley Development Commission and the Western Australian Tourism Commission. Read more

Port Fairy to Dennington Rail Trail Feasibility Study

Project Aim: To determine the feasibility of, and implementation and long-term management options for, a Rail Trail on the disused rail line between Port Fairy and Dennington. Read more

Wongan-Ballidu Trails Master Plan

The Project Brief for the Shire of Wongan-Ballidu Trails Master Plan sets out the following objectives: Read more

City of Wanneroo Trails Master Plan (Stage 2)

In March 2005 the City commissioned Transplan Pty Ltd and Mike Halliburton Associates to prepare Stage 2 of the Wanneroo Trails Master Plan. The main aim of Stage 2 was to determine three trails (from the potential trails identified in the Trails Master Plan – Stage 1) for further planning and development. Once the City selected the three trails, a staged and costed implementation plan was to be prepared for each of the three agreed trails. The Brief sets out a detailed series of outcomes (listed as issues) for this project. These were: Read more

Kep Track Upgrade Project Management

Kep Track is a multi use trail which, when complete, will run from Mundaring Weir to Northam. This project covers the section from Wooroloo to Trimmer Rd (about 8 km west of Northam) – approximately 40 km length in total. Read more

Caloundra City Council (Qld) – Mooloolah River Trail Master Plan

Transplan Pty Ltd, with Mike Halliburton Associates, have been appointed to prepare a detailed trail development plan to determine the optimum alignment and construction details for a recreation trail along the river from Mooloolah to Point Cartwright, and the costs and issues associated with this work. Read more

Caloundra City Council (Qld) – Caloundra Trails and Links Master Plan

Transplan Pty Ltd, with Mike Halliburton Associates, have been appointed to prepare the Caloundra Trails and Links Master Plan, a study aimed at reviewing earlier trails planning work undertaken in the City. Read more

Crows Nest Shire (Qld) – Recreational Trails Development Plans

Transplan Pty Ltd, with Mike Halliburton Associates, have been appointed to prepare a series of trail development plans for 10 walk trails and two canoe trails in Crows Nest Shire. Read more

Rosalie Shire Council (Qld) – Rosalie Shire Trails Master Plan

Transplan Pty Ltd, with Mike Halliburton Associates, have been appointed to prepare a Trails Master Plan for the Rosalie Shire. The principal aim of the project is to develop a Master Trail Plan of opportunities for the support and creation of informal recreation trails within Rosalie Shire including examining and quantifying preferred uses of areas concerned, identifying issues, constraints and opportunities and identifying and establishing links between areas within towns, within the Shire and adjacent areas or networks to the Shire

The project also includes the development of landscape architect designs for 4 key open space areas within Yarraman, Gowrie Junction, Meringandan West & Kingsthorpe.

City of Greater Geelong (Vic) – Round the Heads Trail Feasibility Study

Transplan Pty Ltd, with Mike Halliburton Associates, have been appointed to prepare the Round the Heads Trail Feasibility Study (at Barwon Heads) for the City of Greater Geelong. Read more

Town of Kwinana (WA) – Tramway Reserve Study

Transplan Pty Ltd has been appointed to prepare a detailed trail development plan for the Tramway Reserve through the Town of Kwinana. The principal purpose of the plan is to prepare a staged development plan for the construction of the Town of Kwinana section of the Tramway Trail and possible other identified trails that would link to the Tramway Trail including a loop trail in the greenbelt around Kwinana town.

Town of Kwinana (WA) – Trails Master Plan

Transplan Pty Ltd has been appointed to prepare a trails master plan for the Town of Kwinana. The project will involve developing a Trails Master Plan for the area of Kwinana to identify opportunities that exist for multi-use recreation trails to be constructed in Kwinana. There is a unique opportunity to develop a circular trail (approximately 20km) in the greenbelt around Kwinana Town. Link paths will be developed to allow residents to enjoy shorter stages of the loop trail. Read more

Shire of Greenough (WA) – Old North Road Stock Route Trail Management Plan

The Old North Road Stock Route was gazetted as ‘the road between Perth and Champion Bay’ in May 1862. It was one of the earliest and one of the most important stock routes in Western Australia, linking the Metropolitan area with the Champion Bay district of Greenough / Geraldton. Read more