A re-elected Morrison Government will commit $1 million towards a new mountain bike park in Bindoon that will see the town become a premier cycling destination and attract thousands of tourists to the region.
The first stage of the project is expected to inject more than $50 million into the local economy over the next 20 years and involves the construction of almost 13 kilometres of trails suited to a range of riding abilities.
Liberal Member for Durack, Melissa Price, said the $1 million commitment was part of her long-term plan to support community sporting infrastructure.
“I have been listening to locals who are passionate about establishing a world-class mountain bike park in their backyard so they can take advantage of the significant economic opportunities this will provide,” Minister Price said.
“Mountain biking tourism is a rapidly growing area and there is a huge demand for new terrain and experiences.
“As we have seen in other parts of the country, mountain bike trails are a huge drawcard in bringing more tourists to regional towns like Bindoon.
“The Bindoon Bike Park will provide an important boost for the local community.”
If re-elected, the Morrison Government will deliver this project in partnership with the Shire of Chittering.
The development will also include trailhead facilities that includes a kiosk with bike hire and refreshment facilities, a change room and toilet block, barbecues and shelters, bike lockers and a car park.
Shire of Chittering CEO Matthew Gilfellon said the funding commitment was great news for mountain biking enthusiasts and the local community.
“The level of community support behind this project has been absolutely phenomenal,” Mr Gilfellon said.
“The Bindoon Bike Park will be the first mountain bike trails ever constructed north of Perth.
“With the Chittering Valley just one hour’s drive from Perth, this means the bike park will be easily accessible for those that want to explore the trails on a day trip.
“It also provides an added incentive for people that want to enjoy a short stay in the region to enjoy the trails and the wonderful hospitality the Chittering Valley has to offer.”
Only the Morrison Government will continue to deliver investments like this for Durack as part of our plan to build a strong economy and a stronger future.