Bike tracks boost

Daryna ZadvirnaNarrogin Observer
Assessed sites for trails and tracks.
Camera IconAssessed sites for trails and tracks. Credit: Shire of Narrogin

Narrogin is on the right track to secure mountain bike and pump trails, according to the Shire’s chief executive Dale Stewart.

Mr Stewart said the council was seeking public comment on its Draft Pump Track and Mountain Bike Trail Feasibility Study published last month.

“We’re in the process of social engagement to publish to the community what those plans are, where the locations for them might be and what the costs are,” he said. Mr Stewart said the master plan featured five elements, including a bike education path for junior riders, a pump track for skilled riders and 5km section for mountain bikes.

“All up the total is around $1.4 million but that’s without getting access to grant funds or the like,” he said.

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According to the master plan draft, Foxes Lair and Railway Dam were the recommended sites for the development.

Earlier this year, the Shire appointed Common Ground Trails to prepare a feasibility study and identify development opportunities for biking experiences for residents and tourists.

Advocate Michael Chin said he had engaged with several community groups for support, including Narrogin Senior High School, Men’s Shed and Avon Youth.

“Until the community gets behind a project like this and show their interest, the council won’t be able to prioritise it,” he said.

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