Collie‘s Wellington Dam mega-mural is about to be seen in a whole new light, thanks to the opening of a walkway that will provide a fresh perspective on the iconic artwork.
The walkway, which runs along the top of the 367-metre dam wall offering walkers a unique view of Guido van Helten’s huge ‘Reflections’ mural, is open from tomorrow – just in time for the Easter school holidays.
Initially, the walkway will only be open on weekends, public holidays and school holidays, with plans to make it available daily by the end of the year.
The walkway also allows hikers to complete the five-day, four-night 87 kilometre section of Wiilman Bilya Trail, which circles Wellington Dam, and is part of the Reflections Trail.
The trail will eventually include new boardwalks and lookout points, accessible to wheelchairs and prams, to provide sweeping views from the top of the dam down the Collie River Valley.
Automated gates will be installed, and a Water Corporation road bridge is being built below the dam to allow pedestrian and vehicle access across the river.
The walkway is part of the $10 million Collie Adventure Trails initiative, designed to establish Collie as a premier trail and adventure destination, creating new local jobs and boosting the local economy.
Speaking about the initiative, Premier Mark McGowan said, “This new walkway across Wellington Dam provides another reason to visit this spectacular part of our State and view the mega-mural from a different perspective…
“Standing on top of the dam and looking down on the mural gives you an appreciation of the monumental task to create this impressive artwork.”
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