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.
(SUBJECT TO AGREEMENTS REACHED IN DELIVERABLE 1)