City of Busselton Launches Shared Path for National Walk Safely to School Day

Posted on: Monday, 17 June 2019 at 12:00:00 AM

The official opening of the new Cape Naturaliste Shared Path on Friday, 17 May coincided with National Walk Safely to School Day.

The sun shone upon more than 100 students, families and teaching staff who walked, scootered and cycled the path, joining the walking school bus at various pick up “stops” that started at Dunsborough and finished at Our Lady
of the Cape Primary School.

After a healthy breakfast, students received a visit from Constable Care, who delivered an educational incursion on “Getting to School Safely”.

The new path was co-funded by the City of Busselton and The Department of Transport’s regional bicycle network grants program.

School Principal Des Wilkie said the entire school community was enthusiastic about the newly constructed path, which would enable students to travel to school safely and provide further opportunities to be active.


Pictured above: Our Lady of the Cape students, Principal Des Wilkie – (centre), Busselton Mayor Grant Henley (left) Vasse MLA Libby Mettam (right) cutting the ribbon to officially open the path.

To find out more about road safety activities in the South West region, visit the RoadWise website at or the South West WA RoadWise Facebook page at

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