New Mt Canobolas Mountain Bike Trail excludes bush walkers

Take Action – Help Save Mount Canobolas SCA

Let’s Protect Mt Canobolas State Conservation Area: Say NO to the construction of dedicated mountain biking trails within the SCA reserve.


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Say NO to Mountain Bike Trails In Mt Canobolas NPWS reserve!

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The revised Plan of Management for the Mt Canobolas State Conservation Area is expected to be released by the end of August 2019.  This is our last chance to overturn proposals for an international mountain biking centre on Mt Canobolas. We must act now to reinforce our objections to any further consideration for the construction of new trails within the SCA.  Write a letter or email the Minister by August 20. Use the link above and any of the arguments below for your considered input.

We call upon the NSW Minister for Energy and Environment to acknowledge and act upon the following:

  • ANY new trails, let alone more than 60kms of dedicated biking trails within just 1,672 ha of richly biodiverse conservation land is totally inappropriate.
  • This Conservation reserve is meant for the conservation of a unique habitat and its biodiversity.   Its nine endemic species, three endangered ecological communities, and twelve threatened species are distinctive and irreplaceable.
  • Alternative venues for the development of a mountain bike trail network and the infrastructure associated with an elite, competitive sport have NOT been thoroughly investigated.   Trail networks, which could be built upon, already exist in Kinross, Canobolas and Glenwood State Forests which offer a significantly larger area for any development, without controversy.
  • The SCA currently provides for a range of sustainable recreational activities, including cycling; and both visual amenity and visitor safety are important issues in this reserve due to its size and topography.
  • All consideration for new mountain biking opportunities should be removed from the Draft Plan of Management and the Planning Considerations documents.

Take Action Now

Say NO to Mountain Bike Trails In Mt Canobolas NPWS reserve!

Take Action – Make Your Submission