Will Hodgman

Premier of Tasmania

11 January 2018

Will Hodgman, Minister for Tourism, Hospitality and Events

A ride on the wild side

Construction on Tasmania’s latest world class mountain bike experience, the Wild Mersey Mountain Bike Development, will start within weeks following funding of $600,000 under the Tasmanian Government’s Cycle Tourism Strategy.

Tasmania is on track to becoming the cycle tourism capital of the nation, and the Wild Mersey will turn the attention to the North West region.

The Tasmanian Liberal Government’s Cycle Tourism Strategy is backed by a $6 million fund to support the investment needed to achieve this vision.

Already we have invested $1 million for the St Helens Mountain Bike Trail Network and $800,000 in the Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails.

The Tasmanian Government is the strongest supporter of our booming visitor economy, because it supports local economies and creates jobs right across the State.

We have targeted cycle tourism as one of our strong competitive advantages, with already around 38,000 of our visitors and many more Tasmanians jumping on a bike to enjoy what our state has to offer.

We congratulate the Latrobe and Kentish councils on their united commitment to the Wild Mersey Mountain Bike Development project which will have massive economic and social benefits for the North West region.

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