Fun Wheels Pty Ltd are the premium dealer in Australasia for the Dutch company BERG’s commercial and domestic products. Our flagship product is their revolutionary pedal go-kart – the…read more
Strategy to guide future of mountain biking in Western Australia
After nearly three years of work involving peak cycling body WestCycle and the West Australian Mountain Bike Association (WAMBA), the Western Australia Government has released a world-class vision for mountain biking in Western Australia.
Aimed at meeting the needs of what it describes as "one of the fastest growing sport and recreation activities in the world", the Western Australian Mountain Bike Strategy 2015 - 2020: Unlocking the Potential, was officially launched this morning (14th June) by Western Australia's acting Sport and Recreation Minister Terry Redman and Environment Minister Albert Jacob.
Introducing the strategy Minister Redman stated "this document gives the State a guide for the sustainable development of mountain biking both for locals to enjoy, and as another way to put our State on the world stage through tourism opportunities.
"Mountain biking is among the world's fastest growing sport and recreation activities and almost 120,000 mountain bikes are purchased each year in WA.
"Almost half a million West Australians now own a mountain bike, so it's important we plan for their use."
The strategy highlights the economic, tourism, environmental, health, social and community benefits of mountain biking. Its vision is for WA to support sustainable mountain biking as a leading recreational and tourism experience which delivers opportunities, maximises participation and shares benefits.
Minister Redman continued "WA's landscape is unparalleled and we're perfectly placed to give people from across the State and all over the world an experience which is uniquely ours."
Minister Jacob said there were many mountain bike trails in WA, most of which were managed by the Department of Parks and Wildlife with community groups.
He added "the Munda Biddi Trail is the world's longest continuous off-road cycle trail, which draws tens of thousands of international, interstate and local riders each year," Mr Jacob said.
"The Kalamunda Mountain Bike Circuit is estimated to have experienced more than 50,000 rides last year. Because there is so much interest in mountain biking and because we are creating and managing more and more facilities to support this activity, it is essential we have a framework in place to ensure it is developed sustainably and using world's best practice."
The strategy was funded and supported by Western Australia's Departments of Sport and Recreation and Parks and Wildlife and prepared by the State's peak cycling body WestCycle and WAMBA.
For a copy of the strategy go to www.westcycle.org.au
Click here to visit the WAMBA website.
Images courtesy of Nature Play WA (top) and the Western Australian Departments of Parks and Wildlife (below).
6th June 2014 - INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION FOR CYCLING’S LUMINARIES
29th May 2014 - PARKS FOR PEOPLE FUNDING BOOSTS WESTERN AUSTRALIA’S NATIONAL PARKS
14th November 2011 - $1 MILLION FUNDING FOR WESTERN AUSTRALIA’S RECREATION TRAILS
5th July 2010 - ICONIC WEST AUSTRALIAN CYCLING TRAIL WINS NATIONAL AWARD
19th February 2009 - CYCLING CAN ‘HELP MAKE AUSTRALIA THE HEALTHIEST COUNTRY’
Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?
The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.
However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.
Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.
Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.
Click here to subscribe.
The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.
Principal Consultant Simon Weatherill has spent the last 20 years developing the world renowned Melbourne Sports Hub, as former Chief Executive Officer of the State Sports Centres Trust…read more
Sports Padding At Rae-Line we manufacture high quality sports padding, gym mats, foam mats and protective padding, suitable for a range of different facilities. Our sports padding is…read more
Vticket Pty Ltd is the Australian and New Zealand distributor for Gateway Ticketing Systems Inc., the world leader in high-speed access control, admission control and ticketing software for the…read more
Gladstone Health & Leisure (Gladstone MRM Pty Ltd Australia) is a leading supplier of leisure management and fitness software and is endorsed by leading health and fitness professionals and…read more
SLE Worldwide Australia is a Managing General Underwriter specialising in insuring risks in the world of Sports, Leisure and Entertainment. Be it relaxing, playing, organising or watching sports,…read more
About Priava's Technology - Priava is a cloud-based and centralised venue and event management system aimed at venues of all sizes. With its familiar and easy-to-use web interface, the…read more
Regupol Australia Pty Ltd offers a comprehensive range of recycled rubber fitness and leisure flooring surfaces. Their range of products include everroll rubber flooring, Regupol elastic…read more
get listed with our suppliers directory
Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!