13 July, 2023
Progress on bike trail idea
THE Cardwell Tropical Mountain Bike Trails project has reached the business case study phase.
The proposed development will encompass a 94km, 26-trail mountain bike network through the World Heritage rainforests of Cardwell.
Hinchinbrook MP and KAP deputy leader Nick Dametto said the aim was Cardwell becoming a “ride destination” that incorporated and promoted the cultural heritage of the Girramay people.
“The next stage of the project will be to engage with key stakeholders including local government and tourism bodies to discuss regional mountain biking strategies and promotions,” he said.
“Funding for environment and cultural assessments will be sought from the Queensland Government before commencing the approval and due diligence processes which will identify any potential environmental and cultural heritage impacts on the area.
“Projects such as the Cardwell Tropical Mountain Bike Trails will give visitors from all around the globe the chance to experience the beauty and wonder of Hinchinbrook’s natural assets that we get to see and enjoy daily.”
Mr Dametto said it was an ideal eco-tourism venture.