After receiving a high level of interest from Australia’s leading mountain bike trail builders and a rigorous evaluation of all tender submissions, Tasmania’s West Coast Council have appointed a builder for the construction of more than 20kms of new trails in the Mount Heemskirk Regional Reserve.
Countil today announced that Next Level Mountain Bike Pty Ltd would build the trails on the reserve site near Zeehan.
“The team are very excited to be a part of this landmark project for the West Coast and feel privileged to build trails in such a beautiful part of Tasmania,” said company director, Marcelo Cardona.
Next Level MTB are a local Tasmanian company based out of the North-West who Council says will bring proven experience and local knowledge to the project, having previously constructed the popular Oonah Hill trail.
“This project will build on from this, with new trails taking riders further into the Mount Heemskirk Reserve and to the top of the Heemskirk Range. This project will deliver an iconic back country riding experience entirely unique to the West Coast of Tasmania,” said Mayor Shane Pitt.
“It’s an exciting time for the West Coast. The MTB opportunities have been designed to create jobs and should go a long way to increasing tourism visitation to the region; by attracting keen interest from state and even international MTB enthusiasts. It’s a spectacular location!”
The project is being funded by the Australian Government with a Community Development Grant of $2.5 million.
Construction is set to begin soon.