The Margaret River region is set to benefit from another tourism attraction, as construction begins on a new world class mountain bike trail.
Located in Bramley National Park, the nine kilometre bike trail will give cyclists the opportunity to experience some of the regions natural attractions in a way they haven’t been able to before.
Regional Development Minister Terry Redman was excited about the trail, stating that “The Parks for People initiative encourages more visitors to explore our regions by creating exciting new attractions and opportunities in the South-West region,”
A similar trail opened in the region in 2015, which has so far proved to be immensely popular, with over 6,500 rides recorded already. Dubbed the ‘Paper Trail’, the trail was the first of the new developments in the Margaret River area.
Environment Minister Albert Jacob said the new nine kilometre track would be constructed to cater for “all skill levels”; however it will certainly provide “testing options and lines for experienced mountain bikers.”
The new trail is one of the initial parts of a purpose built trail network, being funded under the Liberal National Government’s South West Mountain Bike Master Plan. Margaret River was identified as an area ripe for biking developments, with 80km of trails currently planned in the region.
$155,000 of the latest trails funding has been provided through the Parks for People Initiative, and $100,000 coming from the Margaret River Offroad Cycling Association after it received a generous grant from Lotterywest. The tender for the construction of the new trail has been awarded to local Margaret River trail business Common Ground.
The trail is expected to be completed by October.
Source: WA Government
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