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This thread will attempt keep up to date on trail advocacy campaigns currently requiring action.
It's worth noting that behind there scenes there is pretty constant stream of lobbing by riders and their supporters. Many people do a lot of work on this, which inevitably leads to some government or local authority department putting out some plan or strategy or policy document for public comment.
This is where you come in: Without public support for such documents, all the work in the background to persuade authorities to get this far will have been for nothing!
For anyone that wants to write to a Federal Parliamentarian, please target your letters to:
Northern Suburbs Ministers
Member for Mackellar
Ms Bronwyn Bishop (Liberal)
For anyone wanting to write to a member of NSW parliament, here are some details to target your letters.
Below are Ministers in the electorates we ride in and should deal with issues related to their area. For details of departmental ministers see this thread.
There is a crude search here to find ministers.
posted on behalf of David Fox and Trailcare
Make a comment and get MTB funding!
Make a comment on the link below about how we want more MTB facilities in Manly Warringah and we want the Bare Creek Mountain bikepark built.
Warringah eServices www.warringah.nsw.gov.au
“A vibrant, caring community, thriving in a unique beach and bush environment, supporting a balance ...
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We are having a meeting at Dooleys Silverwater at 7pm on Wednesday 19
October to discuss the proposed Lake Parramatta trails closure and Draft Plan
Dooleys Silverwater is at the corner of Clyde St and Silverwater Rd near the
Slight change from the original suggestion at Lidcombe but the room was
better and it hasn't cost us anything (plus it may also be closer for some
Parramatta local riders, too).
It will be a chance for all those voices and names to finally meet and collect
our thoughts together in a common group against this.
Support needed from riders in the Hornsby area. Some planned trail building in the Hornsby Shire has been put on hold due to the usual ill-informed local lobbying of council, causing them to backflip on plans to build XC trails in the area. Email from HSMBA below, with ways to help out if you're interested.
Hi Fellow Singletrack Activists,
Happy New Year and we trust you had a relaxing festive season since our last update.
Sadly we have some terrible news.
With all the talk of the current NPWS Discussion Paper I was thinking this morning about what bike riders are actually asking for.
Bike riders just want a few bike tracks that will give them some sort of meaningful experience inside a National Park or two. You know - a few nice loops with a variety of terrain to keep things interesting, through nice bushland with nice views. Is that much to ask? It appears some people think so, so how can we persuade them otherwise?
Just had this from the council...
Basically - another opportunity to have input into a council's PoM (Plan of Management). It finally seems that the local authorities are trying to cater for riders. I know there have been a lot of these lately, but we need to support them all. Due to the diversity of land tenures in the Northern Beaches we have to jump through hoops for each land owner in order to get a seamless trail network in the region.
Credit to them for giving us the chance, please don't let this opportunity go to waste.
North Wales has been given £6 million to develop a cycling Centre of Excellence and expand its mountain bike trails, just weeks after South Wales was awarded £5 million to do similar:
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