Warburton MTB Destination Fully Funded

It’s a fairy-tale story. A small but determined group of MTB enthusiasts, formed as the Yarra Rangers Mountain Bikers. They pluck away at trail advocacy for the Yarra Ranges for over 10 years…..

More trails get closed than opened…… The outlook is bleak…..

Then in late 2017 our luck starts to turn and persistence pays off.

  • A network of MTB Trails in Silvan gets authorised and officially opened

  • Hey Hey My My trail in Warburton gets authorised and officially opened

Now the ‘jewel in the crown’ of MTB in the Yarra Ranges gets complete Government support and funding.

The dream comes true.

The Warburton MTB Destination is now fully funded at $9 Million

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How it happened: the funding announcements

  • The Warburton & Yarra Junction Community Bank commit to $300,000

  • July 2018 - The Federal government then get on board with $3 Million

  • August 2018 - The Yarra Ranges Council pass commitment to stump up $2.7 Million

  • September 2018 - The State Government matched the Federal funding with $3 Million

  • September 2018 - Phase 1 of the project to build the first 100KM of trail is fully funded.

Trails set to open in early 2020!!

For updates and details as the project evolves follow:

http://www.rideyarraranges.com.au

Secretary YRMTB