Exciting news about a bold new proposal to enhance the Heysen Trail northern Trailhead!!
Do you remember the feeling as you started or completed the Heysen at the Parachilna Gorge trailhead? Many have described the climb over that Trailhead stile as “underwhelming” – for such a grand occasion.
In 2022, The Friends Council supported a proposal to investigate ways to give the 30+ year old Trailhead a makeover.
We envisaged a gateway offering a greater sense of significance and a place of arrival/launching for the 1200km Heysen achievement.
The Friends engaged Landscape Architects to work with The Friends and consult with local landholders, community organisations, and local Adnyamathanha representatives, about a suitable concept – a concept that The Friends Council has now endorsed.
After preliminary discussion with the Department for Environment & Water (DEW), The Friends are optimistic that the go ahead for the concept will be forthcoming.
The design concept, shown to the right, looks inspiring and will incorporate planting / landscaping.
A more detailed design package is available by clicking on this link: Heysen Trail Northern Trailhead.
We hope you’ll agree that it’s a worthwhile and very exciting project!
FOHT Website Review – Update
Members would be aware that The Friends Promotion: Membership & Marketing Standing Committee (PMM) has been canvassing views about the need to improve and modernize our website. Consultation across the Friends Committees and a member survey have informed the assessment that it is time to generate a visually appealing website with simpler navigation.
PMM has now completed a tender process by engaging an experienced design and software team to provide The Friends with future design options. PMM is aiming for completion in 2024.