The Tasmanian Government has released a Draft Cycle Tourism Strategy for comment. The Strategy identifies three priority areas to support the growth and development of cycle tourism in the State out to 2020: consolidating trails and routes; marketing trails and events in Tasmania; and providing the supporting infrastructure and services to provide the right experience once cycle tourists arrive.
Mountain Bike trails in the Trevallyn and Kate Reed Recreation Areas are set for a major upgrade thanks to a $300,000 grant from the Hodgman Liberal Government’s Tourism Infrastructure Fund.
Echoing the burgeoning interest in cycle tourism in the region and the emergence of "world-class" mountain biking tracks at nearby Hollybank and Blue Derby, Launceston Airport has recently constructed its own “Bike-Port”.
The Tasmanian Government has now reviewed the two competing proposals for the North East Railway line and decided to give both parties part of the line to develop. The full media release from Treasurer Peter Guttwein is below.
The TICT have launched Australia's first Bike Friendly Business community in partnership with the Tasmanian Government, the Tasmanian cycling community, and Tourism Northern Tasmania.
Ten new projects have been approved for funding under the Tasmaniian Cycle Tourism Strategy's $6m cycle tourism fund.
This commitment seems to have morphed from writing a new MTB Strategy to developing a draft Tasmanian Cycle Tourism Strategy in the Premier's recently released Plan for a Brighter Future - Agenda 2016 which states that the draft plan will be released in the July to September quarter, 2016.