Trails: World Trail Awarded Contract for the North East Mountain Bike Trails, Tasmania

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The Mayor’s Barry Jarvis and Sarah Schmerl are delighted to announce that World Trail has been awarded the contract for the design and construction of 75km of mountain bike trails in Derby and Blue Tier, Tasmania.

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“Glen Jacobs, a Director of World Trail, is arguably the best mountain bike trail designer in Australia. Dorset and Break O’Day Councils are very excited to have secured World Trail to deliver this important project for the North East”, the Mayor Barry Jarvis said.

World Trail is the leading Mountain Bike trail design and construction organisation in Australia having designed and built a substantial number of Australia’s best trail networks, with a history of over 250 projects in 18 countries, from Olympic, World Championships, and World Cup courses to Recreational Trails.

The project has bipartisan support from the Commonwealth Government with Council recently receiving affirmation from Andrew Nikolic that the previously announced Federal Government funding commitment of $2.5 million would be honoured by the newly elected Coalition government. The Mayor Barry Jarvis said “The North East has been hit hard with the down turn in the Forestry industry so we are extremely grateful to the Federal Coalition for their support of this project. With this project due to start by April 2014 and the possibility of the Musselroe Bay project going ahead, things are starting to look up for the North East”.

The North East Mountain Bike Trails in Derby and Blue Tier will boost visitor numbers in the region and create new employment opportunities in the area of sustainable tourism.

All enquires in relation to this project can be directed to Ms Susie Bower, Community Services Manager at Dorset Council on 03 6352 6500.

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