Thursday, May 30, 2024

Contract awarded for Mystic Park operations

Alpine Shire Council has awarded a contract for the management, operations, and maintenance of Mystic Park in Bright to Elevation Parks.

A leading trail development company, Elevation Parks is responsible for some of Australia’s prestigious and award-winning mountain bike parks, including Maydena Bike Park in Tasmania.  

Under their sister company, Dirt Art, Elevation Parks has already transformed the mountain biking experience at Mystic Park through the development of Hero Trail in 2016, which is recognised as Australia’s first large-scale jump/flow trail, the Council said in a statement.

Mayor, John Forsyth said the company’s appointment was an exceptional development for Mystic Park.

“When seeking to engage a professional partner, Council sought an operator that would continue to enhance Mystic Park for residents and visitors,” he said.  

“Elevation Parks has shown that they value safety and inclusivity within the sport of mountain biking, prioritising thrilling experiences alongside economic benefit for the community.”  

HVP Plantations General Manager Northern Region, Mick Evans welcomed the progress by Council to establish ongoing operating arrangements for Mystic Park.  

“Our work with Council and community has enabled a terrific range of outdoor activities for residents and visitors for over a decade,” he said. 

“We look forward to Mystic’s coexistence of plantation forestry and recreation to continue.”  

In November last year, Council signed a management licence for the 400-hectare Mystic Park. The agreement will be for an initial five years, with the option for a further term of five years. 

Elevation Parks will begin their contract in July.

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