Reject Bike Tracks in Yarra Ranges National Park – VNPA.org.au – 19 December 2021

It’s not the job of national parks to “facilitate tourism growth”. The Yarra Ranges Council wants to build 44 trails spanning 177 kilometres as part of The Warburton Mountain Bike Destination. A large part of this project is planned within the Yarra Ranges National Park. https://vnpa.org.au/warburton-bike-track-take-action/?fbclid=IwAR1djAefVylmSUEps4EHMLGAAcOZDTKRAkyrmuXUjhrkskBV8nZO7mj5gVk

Housing crisis pushes young workers into tents as options dry up – ABC Southeast NSW – Thu 9 Dec 2021

Young professional couples on the NSW far south coast face the prospect of living in a tent this summer unless the critical rental crisis improves, according to local housing providers.  https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-12-09/housing-crisis-pushes-young-workers-into-tents-as-options-dry-up/100682144?fbclid=IwAR3KIQbJhLilJzGdHGTFMnJ4vUH-CoFf0kyrhKkM3t_9-IdcjrP59j7tTmI

Warburton Place Plan adopted by council

https://shaping.yarraranges.vic.gov.au/warburton-place-plan/warburton-place-plan-adopted-council?fbclid=IwAR0_aMJLEAxm1PCFpg4PbgSxs_ILYSjVXzDPRbW_Utv4JUY09btiXIuGtpw The Warburton Place Plan was adopted at last night’s Council meeting, after final changes were made to the draft plan following an eight-week community consultation period. A Place Plan done as one of the studies for the Warburton Mountain Bike Destinations as consultation on what locals would like to see happen to Warburton for the next … Continue reading Warburton Place Plan adopted by council

NSW government invests 50 million in blue mountains eco-tourism

Reading this you could be forgiven for thinking wow, an adventure tourism development without mountain bikes. Then read further - yes mountain bikes. You would think that they would put the major thing in the development right up the top. And notice the really strong emphasis on preserving the environment? They know they have opposition … Continue reading NSW government invests 50 million in blue mountains eco-tourism

Holiday home hunters blocked from buying South Uist property in new move for island market – The Scotsman – 31st October 2021

Holiday Homes will be banned from South Uist, Ireland to allow locals to buy local properties. The rest of the world is catching up with the fact that overtourism is a problem. Australia hasn't - yet. Holiday home hunters have been frozen out of a sale in South Uist in a bold new move to … Continue reading Holiday home hunters blocked from buying South Uist property in new move for island market – The Scotsman – 31st October 2021

Get on your bike says Josh Frydenberg – Financial Review – 20 October 2021

"It’s the leisure activity of choice for many of Australia’s corporate high-flyers, and now Treasurer Josh Frydenberg is pumping up the cycling economy by launching a new EY report on the power of the pedal" The demographics for mountain bikers are cashed up males aged 30 to 50 years old. This is the reason they are being … Continue reading Get on your bike says Josh Frydenberg – Financial Review – 20 October 2021