Upper Yarra Mail - 2018-07-23 Bike Track Warning Sue Paterson fears Warburton mountain bike trail riders could meet the same fate as her son, Gary. He took his dog Ace for a walk off Woods Point Road in the afternoon on 19 February, 1999. “My son was shot from six meters away, down a bank, … Continue reading Bike Track Warning – Upper Yarra Mail 23 July 2018
Parks Victoria cut down 34 of the trees (Pinus Muricata) that were on the National Trust List of Significant Trees. This was done to make way for a car park. It is in the Warburton Mountain Bike Feasibility Study that the Redwoods are proposed to be a 'Trailhead' for mountain bikers with a car park, … Continue reading National Trust Significant Trees cut down at Redwood Forest – Upper Yarra Mail 16 July 2018
Councillor Mike Clarke made a stand at the Yarra Ranges Council meeting on 26 June, voting against this year's Council Budget. Putting a metaphorical 'line in the sand.' Councillor Clarke said he would not support a budget that allocates on $9.59 of every $100 from ratepayers towards roads, drainage and footpaths.
The lack of infrastructure in Warburton will become more apparent with the expected influx of tourists for the bike trail and Redwood Forest.
"A group of Gruyere residents opposed to a proposal to develop Warramate Nature Conservation Reserve as a legal mountain bike riding park say they fear their voices are being drowned out." - 23rd October 2017. Friends Make Their Voices Heard - Mountain Views Mail
Whether teams win or lose sporting events lead to spikes in violence against women and children July 13, 2018 6.03 am AEST •Updated September 27, 2018 1.05 pm AEST While sports can bring fans together in celebration and camaraderie, researchers have documented a more troubling trend that accompanies these major events – a frightening increase in … Continue reading Sporting events lead to spikes in violence against women and children – The Conversation 13 July 2018
By Kath Gannaway Public Meeting on Bike Hub 19.06.2018 Residents of Old Warburton are taking affirmative action, calling a public meeting on the proposed Warburton Mountain Bike Destination project, aimed, they say, at ensuring broader community consultation on the project. The Old Warburton Residents’ Association (OWRA) was formed following the release of detailed maps of … Continue reading Public meeting on bike hub – Upper Yarra Mail 3 July, 2018
Can you see the problems with this article? Consultation is the key, but Matt Harrington is talking about 'What infrastructure the community would like to see as part of the project'. There was a survey questionnaire available at the below consultation to fill in to this purpose. The questions were about what kind of mountain … Continue reading Consultation is the Key – Upper Yarra Mail 3 July 2018
Despite the title of this article, it is more about the drawbacks of Mountain biking than the benefits. There is also a video on the website and photos that don't appear in the copy of the article below the link. Mountain bike-led recovery on track for Tasmania's tiny town of Maydena Mountain bike-led recovery on … Continue reading Mountain bike woes in Maydena
Mountain biking a threat to local environment - Carindale Wayne Cameron of the Bulimba Creek Catchment Coordinating Committee (B4C) at Carindale has been very concerned about the impact of mountain bikes on the environment for several years. He has written the following piece and is asking for more local support on this issue. I am … Continue reading Mountain biking and its threat to local environment – Carindale