New Mountain Bike Trails for Dinner Plain

14 December 2017

Work on the new Dinner Plain Mountain Bike Trails will commence in February 2018 with completion of stage one anticipated by Easter.

Following the development of the Dinner Plain Mountain Bike Trails Masterplan in 2015, design of the new trails has undergone extensive research and planning.

“Council called upon the expertise of local riding group, DP Riders to develop initial concepts for the trails,” said Council’s Director Assets, Will Jeremy.

“We appreciate the group’s patience and unwavering enthusiasm for the project while we worked with trail construction contractors, ecologists, and cultural heritage advisors to refine the designs and ensure the high environmental and cultural heritage values of the site were maintained.”

The new trails include 7.1 kilometres of downhill and return alignments that will complement the existing 8.4 kilometre mountain bike trail network to provide a number of short and long loops suitable for beginners through to advanced riders.

Stage one includes construction of three new trails with a combined length of 3.1 kilometres. These trails will enable a number of short loops utilising existing trails as well as providing a single track return from the bottom end of Moby’s Trail.

Stage two includes two new downhill trails and realignment of some sections of Moby’s trail. New signage will be developed and implemented as part of stage two, including the upgrading of existing signage.

The trails have been designed in accordance with best practice trail construction methodology to ensure the high environmental value of the site is maintained and to provide riders with a high quality experience.

A number of elevated structures will be implemented as part of stage two to avoid impacts on wetlands and the headwaters of the Victoria River.

$400,000 has been budgeted for implementation of all the trails and signage with all works scheduled to be completed ahead of Easter 2019.

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