The popular Wild Mersey Mountain Bike Trails are set to get bigger and better with a an $850,000 grant from a Nationals in Government program known as the Building Better Regions Fund, according to Tasmanian Nationals Senator, Steve Martin.
Senator Martin said the project would build on regional Tasmania's growing reputation as a premier mountain bike destination, creating a new sustainable tourism product that the private sector can value add to.
“More eco tourism to Tasmania, means more local jobs and prosperity and it helps us get our fair share in regional Tasmania,” Senator Martin said.
“This goes about half way towards the extension of Stage 2 and the construction of Stage 3 and will deliver an extra 35 kilometres of trails and associated infrastructure,.”
The Wild Mersey Mountain Bike Trail Project, progressed in partnership with Kenitsh and Latrobe Councils, will provide over 100 kilometres of world class mountain bike trails.
Senator Martin predicted the Nationals in Government would be delivering more grants from their Building Better Regions Fund for regional Tasmanian communities in the coming weeks.
“It is all about getting a fair share for regional Tasmania, building stronger regional communities and future proofing regional jobs,” he concluded.