Council continues to progress the Warburton Mountain Biking Trails (Warburton MTB) project, with funding of this project now having been obtained from Council, Government and other organisations. Updates on this project's progress can be found on the following link.
I have undertaken surveys in the Warburton area for nearly 25 years, the terrain and landscape surrounding the town is perfectly suited to the establishment of a first class Mountain Biking destination, that will likely attract both day & overnight mountain biking enthusiasts. I consider this project can be undertaken in an environmentally sensitive manner, given the small width of the single track trails as proposed.
As with any project of this size, there will be differing views within the community. All views should be carefully considered, and the project amended where issues of significance are identified, and issues balanced against all competing planning & economic outcomes.
Yarra Ranges Council should be congratulated on this project initiative, and together with the completion of Yarra Valley Trail, which will generate a substantial financial return to the local community from this investment of publicly funded infrastructure for many years to come.
Updates on the Yarra Valley Trail Project can be found on the following link.