Changes have been made to the running of the Mornington Peninsula leg of this year’s Jayco Herald Sun cycling tour. Entrants scheduled to race a circuitous route from Cape Schanck to Arthurs Seat last week faced an unexpected barrier when businesses complained about roads being closed. It is the second time this month that Mornington … Continue reading Tour Change after Business Protest – The News Mornington Peninsula – 29 January 2019
Rare plants and marsupials are among nature at risk from tracks, says Todd Dudley THE story “Dirty bikes a threat to native bushland” was a welcome respite from the relentless promotion of mountain bike tourism in Tasmania because it highlighted the potentially significant ecological impacts associated with locating trails in environmentally sensitive protected areas (Mercury, … Continue reading Mountain bike tracks pose dangers – The Mercury 28 January 2019
New Zealand is starting to groan under its millions of visitors, prompting calls to ramp up its visitor tax, writes Greg Barns LAST week the New York Times ran what could best be described as a sombre analysis of the impact of the tourism boom on New Zealand. There are lessons for Tasmania in what … Continue reading Soaring Acclaim Casts a Long Shadow – The Mercury – 28 January, 2019
This photo was taken on the Australia Day long weekend showing that there is inadequate parking for people attending the local caravan park. There needs to be more off road parking. How much worse will this get with the increases in tourism happening?
I am writing in response and agreement to letters from Donna and Damien in regards to the Warburton Mountain Bike Destination (WMBD). I feel it is a complete waste of money. Firstly, the project was only meant to be $6 million and now it is over $10 million and growing. This was asked to Cr … Continue reading Taken for a ride – Upper Yarra Mail Letters to Editor 22 January 2019
Yarra Ranges Council is seeking tenders from suitably experienced parties for the design and construction of Warburton Mountain Bike Trail Destination. A pre-tender meeting will be held at Yarra Ranges Council offices, on Wednesday 30 January 2019, from 1pm. Tenderers are strongly advised to attend and should indicate their intention to do so by contacting … Continue reading The Tender is advertised – Warburton Mountain Bike Destination Design and Construction 21 January 2019
I completely agree with Donna McIntosh, who expressed outrage that our council would spend such huge sums of money on bike tracks for tourists.
The Illawarra Local Aboriginal Land Council and other community groups have ramped up their opposition to a plan which would see mountain bike riding legalised on Mount Keira. A plan to create an 82km network of mountain bike trails on Mount Keira, Mount Kembla and Balgownie aims to formalise a range of existing trails. Land council executive officer Paul Knight said the Aboriginal … Continue reading Leave Mount Keira Alone – Opposition to Mountain Bike Riding Grows – Illawarra Mercury News December 18, 2018