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Trail celebrates Sikh heritage

A trail that recognises the contributions of Sikhs to Western Australia was officially opened today.

The Australian Sikh Heritage Trail at Adenia Park in Riverton was recently completed and includes upgrades to the 250 metre-long trail and footpath, in addition to new interpretation facilities with signage, seating and features depicting heritage values.

The trail will provide visitors with information about the history of the Australian Sikh community, as well as information about Whadjuk Noongar culture and the Swan Canning Riverpark.

The project has been a collaboration between the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA); the Australian Sikh Heritage Association and the City of Canning.

It forms part of DBCA’s broader Swan Canning Riverpark Trails Project, connecting to other interpretation facilities in the Riverpark – known as River Journeys.

DBCA and the City of Canning worked collaboratively to ensure there was minimal inconvenience to the public and Adenia Park users during construction of the new facilities.

Image: Former Sikh Cemetery. Credit: Heritage Council of WA