Spring Gully Mountain Bike Trail Network Master Plan
Both the Spring Gully and Surrounds Recreation Plan (2014) and the Bendigo Region Destination Management Plan (2015) identified the development of mountain biking at Spring Gully as a positive for the recreation needs of the immediate area as well as assisting to develop the Bendigo region as a cycling destination.
Supporting these recommendations Council allocated funds as part of the 2016/2017 budget for the construction of a Trailhead pavilion, pump track and skills loop at Spring Gully as well as funds for the development of the Spring Gully Mountain Bike Trail Network Master Plan and the associated due diligence. In October 2016 the City, in partnership with Parks Victoria and the Bendigo Mountain Bike Club, engaged World Trail to develop the draft Spring Gully Mountain Bike Trail Network Master Plan.
The draft Master Plan was prepared over several months, with a concept developed prior to field work being undertaken to plot a proposed alignment for the trail network. Additional consultants focusing on impacts to biodiversity and cultural heritage were also engaged throughout the process, with their input used to identify no go zones, sites of sensitivity and proposed construction requirements.
Releasing the Master Plan for community feedback aims to ensure that all stakeholders have an opportunity to provide input into the final plan and any areas of concern can be addressed at this stage, prior to the final Master Plan being endorsed.
- Spring Gully Mountain Bike Network Master Plan (draft)
- Attachment 2 Maps 1–5 (Spring Gully Mountain Bike, draft)
- Attachment 2 Map 6 (Spring Gully Mountain Bike, draft)
- Attachment 2 Biodiversity Assessment (Spring Gully Mountain Bike, draft)
- Spring Gully Mountain Bike Network Master Plan, Council Report and minutes