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Mountain Bike

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Mountain Bike

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Mountain Biking has become increasingly popular in recent years with large-scale investment into the development of the sport across the nation. Regions that develop Mountain Bike trails experience community benefits by providing opportunities for physical activities to local residents as well as attracting tourism through diverse trails offering.

 

The uniqueness and diversity of the North West landscape and its environments assets provide un-tapped potential for the development of the sport, both for the benefit of the community but also from a tourism perspective. Currently, the Pilbara is not a recognised trails destination with limited offering to community and no promotion to outside enthusiasts.

In FY17, the Pilbara Regional Council in collaboration with its four member LGAs delivered a report on the current state of Mountain Biking in the Pilbara. The report identified multiple opportunities to pursue on a regional level with the goal to develop the Pilbara into a Mountain Bike Destination.

Proposed Outcomes
  • Ensure the Pilbara capitalises on the potential mountain bike offerings in the region
  • Develop the Pilbara into a recognised mountain bike destination in WA
DELIVERABLE 1
  • Agreed scope of works and/or collaboration agreement with key stakeholders for individual LGAs

KEY RESULTS & TARGETS
  • Key stakeholders (including clubs) appetite for participation discussed
  • Key stakeholders (including clubs) statement of capacity to deliver on stated outcomes obtained
  • Identified clubs statement of future plans obtained, including:
    • Membership growth plans
    • Events
    • Regional opportunities for linkages with other clubs
    • Facilities or amenities required
    • Proposed locations for amenities
  • Club statement of capacity and willingness to support future plans / developments obtained
  • Above discussed with member LGAs and scope of works agreed with key stakeholders
EXPECTED BENEFITS
  • Clear indication of support for mountain biking available for LGAs to allow an informed decision on next steps
  • Clear expectation set with key stakeholders to support the achievement of stated outcomes
DELIVERABLE 2

(SUBJECT TO AGREEMENTS REACHED IN DELIVERABLE 1)

  • To scale aerial map of existing tracks within individual LGAs

KEY RESULTS & TARGETS
  • Local knowledge leveraged via club(s) to clearly identify:
    • Areas being utilised for mountain bike activities
    • Current parking
    • Start / end of tracks, lengths, complexity
  • Indication of current disturbance from trails gained
  • Understanding of facilities on the group gained (including photos)
  • Understanding of technology used by riders to map their trails gained
EXPECTED BENEFITS
  • Clear indication of mountain biking activates currently occurring
DELIVERABLE 3
  • Overlayed map of land tenure for current trails and next steps agreement with key stakeholders

KEY RESULTS & TARGETS
  • Key stakeholders resources leveraged to collaboratively produce a map of riding areas overlayed with current understanding of land tenure arrangements
  • Areas that require heritage assessment, environment assessment, etc. clearly identified
  • Risks assessed against LGAs risk framework, context and appetite
  • Next steps discussed and agreed with individual member LGAs
EXPECTED BENEFITS
  • Clear indication of land tenure available for LGAs to allow an informed decision on next steps
  • Clear indication of risk of mountain biking activities gained to facilitate informed decisions on next steps
DELIVERABLE 4
  • Funding application(s)

KEY RESULTS & TARGETS
  • Approach funding providers to ascertain scope of funding available to the LGAs, and/or clubs
  • Funding application developed in collaboration with the key stakeholders
EXPECTED BENEFITS
  • Reduced cost of services by leveraging additional funds
  • Attract funds into the region