Hon Stephen Dawson MLC

Hon Stephen Dawson MLC

Minister for Emergency Services; Innovation and ICT; Medical Research; Volunteering

    Upgrades at two mountain bike trail networks completed

    29/01/2021 1:30 PM
    • Upgrades completed at two mountain bike trails in Margaret River and Perth Hills
    • Tracks enhanced under WA Recovery Plan 

    Upgrades at two popular mountain bike trail networks have been unveiled as part of the McGowan Government's $5.5 billion WA Recovery Plan.


    Mountain bike enthusiasts can now enjoy new and improved trails at The Pines in Margaret River and Goat Farm in Perth Hills.


    Five new trails have been constructed at The Pines, totalling 3.4km with an additional network of trails due to be completed by June 2021. This final completion will comprise 20 trails totalling 15km.


    At the Goat Farm in the Perth Hills, three new trails totalling 4.1km have been developed at various difficultly levels to cater to all riders.


    Novices looking to start a new hobby can attempt the beginner trails, whilst more experienced riders can tackle the advanced tracks.


    A further 2.2km of trails will be completed at Goat Farm by February 2021.


    Construction works are being completed by local contractors to provide jobs and further drive economic and social recovery. Works at both sites generated 20 local jobs.


    Comments attributed to Environment Minister Stephen Dawson:


    "These new trails have been delivered as part of the McGowan Government's $5.5 billion WA Recovery Plan to drive the State's economic and social recovery and create a pipeline of local jobs.


    "Not only do these upgrades increase opportunities for riders, the construction has provided yet another boost to the local economy as we engage local workers and companies.


    "Trail riding is one of the world's fasting growing sports, and we expect these new trails will attract both tourists and locals to these iconic locations.


    "It's fantastic to see these trails are now open and ready for use so they can provide more ways for visitors to get into our national parks and connect with nature.


    "Keeping people on track also means they are less likely to put our precious biodiversity at risk."


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