Council keen on Copper Trail connection

THE Copper Trail is the proposed name of a linking route between the Shamus Liptrot Trail, which travels from Balaklava to Halbury, and the Riesling Trail at Auburn.

Wakefield Regional Council will consider the title amongst several proposed but unnamed trails yet to be constructed in the district.

The Riesling Trail committee has given its support to the proposed Copper Trail connecting to the Riesling Trail.

WRC staff have also met with staff at Clare and Gilbert Valleys Council to explain the concept and a letter has been prepared to formally request the trail going into the neighbouring council.

The next important step is to give the Halbury to Riesling trail a name in order to include the name while the signage is manufactured, reducing costs in having to add information on the signage at a later date.

The proposed names were suggested in Wakefield Regional Council’s 2001/2002 State Bicycle Fund Application, prepared by former manager, Robert Veitch.

Other proposed trail names:

• WRC boundary west of Barunga Gap to Brinkworth – the ‘Grain Trail’

• Lochiel to Blyth – the ‘Salt Trail’

• Halbury to WRC boundary north of Brinkworth – the ‘Wool Trail’

• Balaklava to Hamley Bridge – the ‘Kaurna Trail’


  • Pictured: Sport Minister, Leon Bignell, Member for Frome, Geoff Brock, Malcolm Liptrot and Patricia Coghlin, WRC mayor, Rodney Reid, and WRC CEO, Jason Kuchel, at the Shamus Liptrot Cycling Trail.