South Coast Bikers Big Winners in Latest Bushfire Recovery Grants


A $ 5 million grant for the Mogo Adventure Trail Hub will cement the south coast of New South Wales as a mountain biking mecca. Photo: Eurobodalla Shire Council.

The final piece of the Mogo Adventure Trail Hub puzzle has now been funded, with a new $ 5 million bushfire recovery grant to complete the $ 8 million project.

Eurobodalla Shire’s board said the grant will enable the Mogo hub to become a mountain biking mecca, providing a much-needed boost to the bushfire-stricken city.

The Council has attracted the additional funds as part of the second stage of the New South Wales Government and Federal Government’s joint local economic stimulus fund.

Council Planning Director Lindsay Usher said the Adventure Trail Hub will be a boon to Mogo and the region, helping to grow the economy of Eurobodalla Shire visitors in the future.

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Mountain biking enthusiasts have an insatiable thirst for adventurous trail networks and organized events, and we are building a world-class trail center right here in Mogo,” he said.

“This new funding allows us to complete the 150 km trail network envisioned in the master plan prepared for us by the Dirt Art trail experts. This allows us to expand to the south side of Mogo and add amenities.

“The most exciting will be the Mount Wandera Summit to Sea Heroes Trail.”

Mr Usher said the hub is already attracting mountain bikers to the county and “the recent drafting of Flow mountain bike magazine bears witness to the quality of the reception given to these trails ”.

More than $ 61 million has been allocated to projects in Bega Valley County and Eurobodalla County as part of the funding round.

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Among the successful applications was the Cobargo Community Development Project, which received $ 9.6 million to revitalize the village’s CBD. Narooma and Bega were also funded for community centers, with $ 7.2 million and $ 9.7 million allocated respectively.

But mountain bikers are the biggest winners. In addition to funding for Mogo, the government has committed over $ 4.5 million for an Eden Mountain Bike Hub and $ 3.9 million for the construction of a Narooma Mountain Bike Trails Hub.

“The Council congratulates the Narooma Mountain Bike Club for also expanding its network of mountain biking trails in Dalmeny, receiving almost $ 4 million in the same round of funding,” said Mr. Usher.

“Further south there was over $ 4.5 million for a mountain bike center and trails in Eden.

“This makes the south coast of New South Wales a must-see mountain bike [mountain bike] destination.”


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