Narrogin’s private mountain bike trail gets the green light

Emma TaylorThe West Australian
Michael Chin, Angus Armstrong, Dale Stewart and Ming Zhuo.
Camera IconMichael Chin, Angus Armstrong, Dale Stewart and Ming Zhuo. Credit: Pic: Kellie Balaam

Narrogin’s first private recreational mountain bike trail has been given the go-ahead, with planning permission granted to Wheatbelt Cycling Collective at last month’s council meeting.

The trail, located on a property on Kilpatrick Road in Nomans Lake, would be used as both a cycling and walking track.

WCC’s Michael Chin partnered with Angus Armstrong to establish trails that wind through the bushland on the Armstrong property east of Narrogin.

The trail’s head track, Eagles Nest, circles a nesting eagle pair, providing views of their nest and surrounding mature fauna.

A 5km track offers scenic views and travels through three distinct strands of forest.

A 10.2km main track provides a green grade bike run with advanced runs off the main trail.

Two other tracks include a 500m grass tree track and a rock run that links to the Eagles Nest and main track.

“We are in such a unique region,” Mr Chin said last month.

“I hope this trail will make it appealing for people, even international visitors, to come to this part of Australia.

“The trail offers a variety of cycling levels as well as eagle nest sightings and wildflowers.”

The WCC hopes to hold bi-monthly events on the track with up to 20 participants.

Councillors voted unanimously to grant planning approval, subject to four conditions, including the completion of the project within two years.

Shire of Narrogin chief executive Dale Stewart said the Shire was pleased to support the project.

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