In 2018/19 the Shire of York commissioned Trails consultants Common Ground to create a Trails Masterplan for the Shire of York. This was accepted in RESOLUTION 060619  Item SY082-06/19, at the June 2019 Ordinary Council meeting with Council selecting the following capital projects as high priority short term projects for implementation from the Trails Master Plan:  (a) the development of the Mt Brown Trails Network  (b) Off Road Vehicle area upgrades.

Full details can be seen here:

The Trails Maintenance Guide was developed by Common Ground as part of the Trails Masterplan, to guide remediation work on trails on Mt. Brown/Wongborel.

Flora and Fauna Reconnaissance Survey to Environmental Protection Agency  standards has been undertaken by environmental consultants DelBotanics.

A Dieback survey has been undertaken by Terratree Pty, a DBCA registered Dieback Interpreter,  in accordance with the FEM047 Phytophthora Dieback Interpreter’s Manual for lands managed by the Department (FEMD, 2015). This survey has not yet been submitted to Council but is anticipated to be submitted at the July Council meeting and will then be added to this website.

The Shire of York is currently entering into a Noongar Standard Heritage Agreement with the South West Aboriginal Land and Sea Council. After finalisation a Noongar Cultural Heritage Survey of Mt Brown/Wongborel to standards laid down in the NSHA will be undertaken during 2020/21.