New bike park will include a 12km trail
Work to create a unique mountain bike park for the Latrobe Valley is now underway.
The Member for Gippsland Darren Chester met with representatives from Gippsland MTB Inc, local community and trail building company Trailscapes to officially mark the beginning of the work, near Hernes Oak.
The federal government is providing $976,950 for the bike park through its Regional Jobs and Investment Package.
“The new bike park will be a great attraction for our region and encourage people to travel to the Latrobe Valley and enjoy all that Gippsland has to offer,” Mr Chester said.
“The facility will promote, develop and conduct mountain bike competitions and events, organised social rides and functions.
“As part of the development, there will be public amenities, toilets, BBQs, shelter, tables and seats, landscaping and native vegetation.”