Work starts at Dwellingup Trails and Visitor Centre

Construction work is underway on Dwellingup's Trails and Visitor Centre, which promises to transform the area into a key tourism destination.

Changes include a gift shop, improved ablution facilities with additional basins, hot showers, lockers and toilets, a laundromat, bike hire and a repair shop.

There will also be improved parking, pathways and exterior lighting.

A new Hotham Valley Tourist Railway viewing platform at the centre and turntable installation works will feature at the site.

Visitors will be able to view historic trains as they pass by the centre to turn on the turntable.

The milestone follows the official opening of the Dwellingup Pump Track and Skate Park in April.

Shire of Murray president David Bolt said the project is a catalyst for establishing a sustainable economy for Dwellingup.

"The pump track especially offers a fit-for-purpose warm up facility for competitive and non-competitive bike trail users and supports mountain biking and trails events held in Dwellingup," he said.

Works on an attractive central walkway that connects the various components will complement the redevelopment of the information centre.

The Dwellingup Trails Centre Project was funded by the Australian Government's Building Better Regions Fund, the Shire of Murray and Dwellingup Community Association Inc. with landscaping works funded by Alcoa.

For further project information visit: www.murray.wa.gov.au/dwellingup-national-trails-centre.