Greater Hobart Mountain Bike Masterplan

The Greater Hobart Mountain Bike Masterplan has now been endorsed by the Trust and many of the other agencies involved in the project. The plan is a co-operative effort between the Trust, Cycling South, Councils in the Greater Hobart area, Sport and Recreation Tasmania, and the biking community.

The Masterplan follows the adoption of the State Mountain Bike Plan by the State Government in December 2009. The State Plan set the over-arching vision and the strategies for developing Tasmania as a world class mountain bike (MTB) destination.

The plan has been endorsed by the Trust and the relevant section of the Masterplan has been inserted into the existing Wellington Park Bike Strategy (2005). This will allow consideration of the plan’s recommendations, including further investigation of any natural, cultural and/or risk management issues that may arise.

Implementation

A steering committee has been established to facilitate implementation of the Masterplan. The committee’s Terms of Reference outlines the broad tasks and membership of the group.

The committee meets quarterly to review progress and to identify funding opportunities. Reports of the land management agencies tabled at committee meetings are available on this page.

Background

The Masterplan provides a regional approach to high quality and well maintained MTB tracks and associated facilities and infrastructure. It seeks to establish a platform for the development of Greater Hobart as a Regional Hub for innovative and exciting riding opportunities.

The Masterplan is a cooperative approach between Cycling South, the Wellington Park Management Trust and the Councils of Clarence, Glenorchy, Hobart, Kingborough and Brighton, and supported by the State Government through Sport and Recreation Tasmania’s Trails and Bikeway Program. Preparation of the Masterplan was overseen by a Project Steering Committee consisting of representatives from the above agencies.

Preparation of the plan involved extensive participation from bike riders and other recreational users. A Working Group was created, which included key stakeholders such as land and track managers, as well as local riders and clubs, to provide ongoing input and advice into the Masterplan. A second broader Consultative Group was also formed to enable comment on specific issues at various milestones in the process. The Consultative Group included a greater number of local riders and stakeholders with an interest in the Masterplan.