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Trails Development Strategy

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Trails Development Strategy
QPWS Trail Care Briefing

Hi Folks,

As you may know MTBA along with Common Ground Trails are engaging the MTB community around Queensland so as to inform a Queensland Mountain Bike Strategy – if not check out our post about it here, we encourage everyone to complete the survey. Part of their engagement is asking various clubs and trail associations for any documented plans they may have for their regions and if they would like to set up a meeting to talk about them. We’re happy to say that we’ve quickly produced and submitted a draft ‘Trail Development Strategy’ document and will be speaking with Common Ground Trails early November.

We have made our Trail Development Strategy publicly available on our trails page, right under the trail counts.

We intend to review this document annually with input from the community and land managers however please don’t let that stop you from providing your ideas on new and existing trails across the Sunshine Coast region at any time.

Thanks goes to Rob, Michael and QPWS for helping review this document with short notice.

Ben Johns
Club President


Queensland Mountain Bike Strategy Survey

Queensland Mountain Bike Strategy Survey
MTBA and Common Ground Queensland MTB Strategy

You may have heard that there is a new Queensland Mountain Bike Trails Strategy being developed. The strategy is being coordinated by Mountain Biking Australia (MTBA) who have appointed Common Ground Trails to undertake the development of the strategy. The strategy is partly funded by the Queensland Government Sport and Recreation Planning Program. You can read up on it on the MTBA’s Trails page.

Recently a survey and interactive mapping facility was released to gain input from the Queensland MTB community. We encourage everyone to complete the survey.

The Bushrangers, Sunshine Coast Trails Alliance (SCTA), and the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) have been planning and delivering local trail development using the Queensland Outdoor Recreation Federation (QORF) ‘Developing Mountain Biking in Queensland: Regional Solutions’ Report that was released in 2014. We hope new QLD MTB Strategy will build upon this work as we and others across the state have put a lot of effort towards making it a reality.