The Shire of Capel, under the guidance of its Trails Management Group, has been successful in obtaining a 50 per cent contribution of grant funding ($28,409 plus GST) from Lotterywest for the development of the Boyanup Heritage Trail.
This project involves revamping the old in-town heritage trail in Boyanup – making use of much of the original information prepared in 1994.
The proposed (new) heritage trail will use existing footpaths where available and include the construction of a 2 km signposted walk trail, with interpretive panels installed at historically important sites and buildings.
An additional key component of the project will be the development of a promotional brochure highlighting this and two other significant walk trails in Boyanup (previously funded by Lotterywest) Preston River Ramble and Joshua Brook Circuits.
The Boyanup Heritage Trail was identified as part of a larger Trails Master Plan, that was developed and endorsed by the Shire of Capel Council as a strategic guiding document in 2009 and identified as the next trail to be developed from the Trails Master Plan in an agenda item to Council in 2016.