Four dedicated walking trails have been created within the Oyster Harbour land development in Albany, and are ready to be road tested. These walking trails, developed in conjunction with the Albany Bushwalkers Group, were a result of feedback received from the residents of Oyster Harbour wanting more walking trails within their master planned community.
Two of the walks are within the local streetscapes taking forty minutes, whilst the other two walks take advantage of surrounding bushlands and are expected to take approximately one and a half hours. The walks cater for all levels of fitness and age groups, and all commence from the parkland on Houghton Boulevard within the estate.
Brian Newman Project Director of Oyster Harbour said that ‘our residents have told us that they love Oyster Harbour’s location – with its proximity to beaches and fishing spots and especially that the estate is so walker friendly’ ‘The estate is surrounded by bushland, contains landscaped parks and has an outlook to the Stirling Ranges – the perfect environment for walking trails’.
Mr Newman further noted that ‘we are planning to formalise these walking trails with a dedicated walking group in the near future, as well as seeking the Heart Foundation’s tick of approval for these activities’.
The creation of these walking trails is part of Oyster Harbour’s community development programme which also includes outdoor movie nights, community barbecues and a newly formed Residents Association. The walking trail maps can be downloaded from www.oysterharbour.com.au or Facebook. Copies of the maps are also available from the sales office located on located on Flynn Way and Lower Kind Road within the estate.