I write in support of the letter from Tanya Bowman in the 11 December edition of the Upper Yarra Mail regarding this ill-thought-out proposal (Warburton Mountain Bike Destinations).
Am I the only one that sees the council funding budgets and thinks 'if only...' - if only they would put as much effort into securing funding for the residents as they do for the visitors, how much more wonderful this area would be not just for the locals, but also the visitors.
I am one of 40 or so long-term residents of Old Warburton, right bang in the middle of Yarra Ranges Council's proposed mountain bike park. Mountain Bike Trails a Bad Idea - Letters to Editor Page 6 https://issuu.com/starnewsgroup/docs/2018-12-11_mv_121
Although this article discusses the noise generated by the Giro Della Donna, a road bike event, it gives some indication about what sort of problems Mountain Biking Events will have as well. Upper Yarra Mail Page 6 https://issuu.com/starnewsgroup/docs/2018-12-04_mv_632