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 Draft of a revised Plan of Management for the Mt Canobolas State Conservation Area is available for public submissions, due by 1st October.  We need to act now to register objections to any further consideration for the construction of new trails within the SCA.  Sign the petition below, and consider making an individual submission.

For more information visit Mount Canobolas State Conservation Area Draft Plan of Management

We call upon the NSW Minister for the Environment and the National Parks and Wildlife Service through the Office of Environment and Heritage 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