Warrawee Mountain Bike Master Plan - July 2017 update

Warrawee Mountain Bike Master Plan - July 2017 update

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The Warrawee Mountain Bike Master Plan is part of an overall world-class $4.1 million Wild Mersey Mountain Bike Development that will enable mountain bike riders to traverse between Latrobe and Sheffield in relative safety, however one of it's iconic features - a flying fox across the Mersey River - now seems in doubt.

In March last year, the Latrobe Council endorsed a proposal for the Warrawee Mountain Bike Master Plan to be effected over three financial years.

The council appears to have allocated $128,250 in the 2016/17 budget for the construction of an iconic feature - a flying fox over the river and a small amount of funds was spent on a feasibility study by BridgePro.  Around $120,000 being rolled over into the 2017-18 financial year.  

The Australian Government has also pledged $300,000 but the Council is still hoping for $150,000 from the State Government from the Tasmanian Infrastructure Grant Program

The latest (June 2017) Latrobe council minutes seem to indicate issues with the flying fox with the status report showing that BridgePro's report indicated significant concerns about time to cross and mechanism reliability and usability and that alternatives are being considered.

The Warrawee Mountain Bike Master Plan is part of an overall world-class $4.1 million Wild Mersey Mountain Bike Development that will enable mountain bike riders to traverse between Latrobe and Sheffield in relative safety; without the impact of the motoring public.   The Warrawee trail cluster is expected to cost around $1.1m and Latrobe Council already investing significant funds into the development.

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