Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW, Paul Toole says regional communities are on track to benefit from a State Government plan to boost regional tourism and grow adventure cycling experiences.
Mr Toole today unveiled the Adventure Cycling Strategy, which aims to strengthen local economies and promote the regions as top tourist destinations for riding enthusiasts around the world.
“There’s no need to pack your bag for Europe and tackle the climbs of the Tour De France or go off road in New Zealand – there’s plenty of amazing sights to experience from your bike right here in NSW,” Mr Toole said.
“We want regional NSW to be a global destination for adventure cyclists and this strategy is about ensuring we unleash that potential.
“In the past five years we’ve invested more than $30 million in tracks and trails across the State including significant projects in Thredbo, Mogo, Wagga Wagga and Narooma, that will bring more visitors to regional communities and puts more dollars in local tills.”
An avid mountain bike rider, Member for Coffs Harbour, Gurmesh Singh (pictured with Deputy Premier Toole) said the Strategy will focus on developing and creating awareness of new and existing tracks across regional NSW.
“Adventure Cycling is growing in popularity and what better way to spend time with family and friends while keeping fit and taking in the beautiful sights of our regional communities, just like the Coffs Coast,” Mr Singh said.
“This plan will help strengthen local tourism and promote riding tracks and trails throughout the regions to riding enthusiasts from around the world.”
The Adventure Cycling Strategy is part of the NSW Government’s Visitor Economy
Strategy goal to make NSW the premier visitor economy of the Asia Pacific by 2030.
To find out more, go to: nsw.gov.au/adventurecyclingstrategy.