Rethink Warburton Mountain Bike Destination was formed when the media announced that the Upper Yarra Valley was to become ‘The Mountain Bike Capital of Australia’. For many of us this was a shock. Some knew nothing about it and others were aware that ‘some mountain bike trails’ were going in but not aware just how immense this project was planned to be.
As a result our Facebook Page was put up and on word of mouth we began to grow. Our major concerns were initially to just find out what was going on and then secondly to activate. The members of Rethink are not homogeneous in their opinions about the project but there are none that don’t at least want the project to slow down enough to have a proper analysis of it and very few who do not want it scaled down–substantially.
This website was designed to present the wide variety of issues that have been presented in this Facebook Group to a format that makes them more accessible than an ever scrolling newsfeed.
For those that want to join us please do Rethink on Facebook
Our activation has included letter writing campaigns, meeting with representatives from Government, finding and networking with others both over this project and other similar projects Australia wide, researching various issues and documenting our progress.