High-intensity mountain biking is incompatible with the primary nature conservation objectives of the SCA. It is unacceptable to desecrate the SCA when multiple viable mountain biking venues exist outside the SCA on land that does not have high conservation values.
The fight is not over. The next chance for public input into the decision will be when the Review of Environmental Factors (REF) is placed on public display for comment. At that time the Canobolas Conservation Alliance (CCA) and its supporters will urgently need to reinforce our opposition to this unsustainable proposal with solid factual information about the natural and cultural values of the SCA.
The proponents of mountain biking have not adequately considered alternatives to the SCA for the development of a mountain biking industry. They have adopted the standpoint that Mt Canobolas SCA is iconic and they want it for mountain biking.