Booyeembara Park East End and Mountain Bike Trails

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We’re planning the future of the eastern end of Booyeembara Park, including a proposal to formalise the mountain biking trails.


In 2019 Council was approached by the Fremantle Mountain Biking Collective (FMBC) to help formalise existing mountain biking tracks at the eastern end of Booyeembara Park. A feasibility study found that the park could support mountain bike trails provided certain design, construction and management practices were implemented.

With many projects happening in the area and a review of the Booyeembara Park landscape masterplan approaching, the City is looking to create amenity in the eastern end and enhance the community use. We’re seeking input on how you’d like to get to and use the east end of the park and mountain bike area (including a potential pump track), and anything else that may be important to you if the trails are formalised. We’re also seeking your feedback on the proposed trail design.

This information will help us plan parking, landscaping and amenity for the area into the future, and you will also have an opportunity to comment on the revised masterplan once drafted.


What we’ve heard so far

We’re aware of requests to address additional parking in this area. These concerns were raised in 2018 as part of the engagement on the former Men’s Shed site, and some respondents noted that they’d like to see parking along Stevens Street only. During this engagement we also received feedback about incorporating sports facilities in the area and on landscaping, native elements, seating and shade.

The Booyeembara Park Mountain Bike Trail Working Group, including members of local community groups and elected members, have provided preliminary input on the proposed trail designs below.


Draft mountain bike trail concept

The City has funded the concept design for formalised mountain bike trails however there is currently no budget allocation for construction. Grant funding will be sought to construct the project.

Hover over the image to see the features on each trail. To open the proposed design and view in detail, click here or visit the document library and download the concept map.

To read more about the specifications of each feature in detail, click here or open the detailed feature description in the document library.



To share your thoughts, complete the survey below by 5:00pm, Sunday 9 August 2020. You can also drop in to our information session at Sullivan Hall any time between 4:00pm - 6:00pm on Wednesday 22 July 2020 to ask questions and tell us your thoughts.

We’re planning the future of the eastern end of Booyeembara Park, including a proposal to formalise the mountain biking trails.


In 2019 Council was approached by the Fremantle Mountain Biking Collective (FMBC) to help formalise existing mountain biking tracks at the eastern end of Booyeembara Park. A feasibility study found that the park could support mountain bike trails provided certain design, construction and management practices were implemented.

With many projects happening in the area and a review of the Booyeembara Park landscape masterplan approaching, the City is looking to create amenity in the eastern end and enhance the community use. We’re seeking input on how you’d like to get to and use the east end of the park and mountain bike area (including a potential pump track), and anything else that may be important to you if the trails are formalised. We’re also seeking your feedback on the proposed trail design.

This information will help us plan parking, landscaping and amenity for the area into the future, and you will also have an opportunity to comment on the revised masterplan once drafted.


What we’ve heard so far

We’re aware of requests to address additional parking in this area. These concerns were raised in 2018 as part of the engagement on the former Men’s Shed site, and some respondents noted that they’d like to see parking along Stevens Street only. During this engagement we also received feedback about incorporating sports facilities in the area and on landscaping, native elements, seating and shade.

The Booyeembara Park Mountain Bike Trail Working Group, including members of local community groups and elected members, have provided preliminary input on the proposed trail designs below.


Draft mountain bike trail concept

The City has funded the concept design for formalised mountain bike trails however there is currently no budget allocation for construction. Grant funding will be sought to construct the project.

Hover over the image to see the features on each trail. To open the proposed design and view in detail, click here or visit the document library and download the concept map.

To read more about the specifications of each feature in detail, click here or open the detailed feature description in the document library.



To share your thoughts, complete the survey below by 5:00pm, Sunday 9 August 2020. You can also drop in to our information session at Sullivan Hall any time between 4:00pm - 6:00pm on Wednesday 22 July 2020 to ask questions and tell us your thoughts.

  • Master plan engagement compiled

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    25 Jan 2021

    In November/December 2020 we asked for input on the draft master plan for Booyeembara Park, which includes the mountain bike trail upgrades.The findings of this engagement have now been compiled and you can download a copy of the report here or via the My Say Freo page.


    What we heard

    The My Say Freo page for the master plan project was visited 385 times with a total of 26 submissions, and the drop-in information session was attended by about 35 people. The majority of respondents spoke positively about the plan and thought it would be of great benefit to the community.

    Those who didn't support the plan were mostly concerned about impacts on the natural environment and existing attributes of the reserve. The City notes these concerns and all work within the park will be undertaken with the view to have minimal impact on the existing vegetation.

    Regarding parking, Option A (off street parking, with additional on-street bays) was the preferred method due to improved safety and reduced impact on local residents. This also responds to the community desire for more parking in the area that was raised in 2018 and 2020 engagement projects.

    Please read the report for full details on the input we received.


    Next steps

    As a result of the findings, the internal parking (Option A) will be incorporated for the mountain bike trail area. The City will continue developing proposals for traffic calming options on Stevens and Montreal Streets that also improve pedestrian accessibility.

    The proposed upgrades will be considered by the Finance, Policy, Operations and Legislation (FPOL) Committee, expected in February 2021. If approved, the projects will progress to detailed design and (where applicable) additional funding sought.

  • Adopted by Committee

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    18 Sep 2020

    The trail concept was adopted by the Finance, Policy, Operations and Legislation Committee (FPOL) Committee at the meeting of Wednesday 9 September 2020. The Committee also received the Community Engagement Report and noted the next steps for the project.


    What we heard

    We received 237 online submissions and talked to around 60 people at the drop-in information session at Sullivan Hall.

    The responses showed a high level of community support for formalising the mountain bike trails and mountain biking here in the future, provided it is family friendly and caters to all ages and skill levels. Many people liked the concept design so limited changes were needed, and specific feedback will be incorporated in detailed design and construction stages.

    Please read the engagement report for full details on the suggestions and considerations received.


    Next steps

    Officers will now progress with seeking funding for the detailed design and construction phase of the project. This includes making grant submissions and preparing a supporting budget proposal for consideration in the annual Council budget process.

    The wider area (including potential pump track, parking and other landscaping amenities) will be addressed in the Booyeembara Park landscape plan which is now being prepared using the input we received, and will be open for your feedback soon.


    Further information

    You can find further information on the City's website:

    Report and background information - see the FPOL minutes

    Mountain Bike Trail Concept Plan - see agenda attachments or view in the document library on this page

    Information on the engagement process - download the Community Engagement Report