The Coffs Coast’s reputation as a mountain biking mecca continues to grow with a $400,397 funding injection from the NSW Nationals in the state government.
Nationals Member for Coffs Harbour Gurmesh Singh has congratulated Woolgoolga Mountain Bike Club on its successful application under the Stronger Country Communities Fund for their significant project which will enhance the Wedding Bells State Forest Mountain Bike Trail Network.
“Mountain biking is extremely popular on the Coffs Coast and this exciting initiative by Woolgoolga Mountain Bike Club will further raise the sport’s profile. I’m also certain it will lead to more eco-tourism opportunities in our region,” said Mr Singh, a mountain biking enthusiast.
“This funding will enable the club to build and install three new (wider and easier) mountain bike trails, a skill development area, and a shelter/seating area.
“This will enhance the current facilities and encourage more women and girls to get involved in mountain bike riding.
“The project will improve safety, create more riding options for users of all abilities from beginners to experienced riders, empower more women and girls to ride, and enable women’s and youth projects to be run.
“These enhancements are expected to attract more visitors and help grow and encourage an active, inclusive and fun mountain biking community in the Woolgoolga area.”
Mr Singh said projects like these build upon the NSW Government’s vision to help make regional NSW the best place to live, work and visit.
Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW Paul Toole said 435 projects across every single one of the state’s 93 regional Local Government Areas (LGAs) would receive funding under Stronger Country Communities Fund Round Four.
“The Stronger Country Communities fund delivers guaranteed investment in every single regional LGA in NSW, and has seen $500 million invested across more than 1900 local projects since 2017,” Mr Toole said.