MTB Masterplan

Design Feature
Type of Project
Masterplan
State
Northern Territory
Location
Remote

The Masterplan for Mountain Biking in The Northern Territory has been developed to guide investment in and development of sustainable world class mountain biking opportunities in the Northern Territory. The Masterplan was developed collaboratively by Northern Territory Government agencies, land managers, the tourism industry and community groups. It sets out an integrated approach for developing mountain biking by public and private partners. The Masterplan was instigated and managed by Tourism NT and was released in January 2016.

The Masterplan covers the whole of the Northern Territory, and will seek to establish Alice Springs as a leading world class hub for mountain biking with a range of trails, experiences and events suited to local, national and international markets. The plan also anticipates a number of quality trails in local Northern Territory communities to encourage local participation, employment and health benefits.

Ride your way

This project was initiated as a result of analysis of market trends in the adventure market across Australia and Internationally. Mountain biking is a growing market, both for the more advanced downhill market and the untapped family friendly multi-day mountain biking experience. The Northern Territory is renowned for its adventure activity events, and the mountain biking market is actively pursuing the Northern Territory as a destination for mountain biking event opportunities.

The Masterplan for Mountain Biking in The Northern Territory has been developed to guide investment in and development of sustainable world class mountain biking opportunities in the Northern Territory.
The Masterplan for Mountain Biking in The Northern Territory has been developed to guide investment in and development of sustainable world class mountain biking opportunities in the Northern Territory.

The Masterplan will support the integration of an accessible and connected movement network that offers interlinked riding opportunities and encourages positive health behaviours. Furthermore, the plan will reinforce a connection with the Northern Territory environment, generating and supporting a strong sense of place for the community.

The Masterplan covers the whole of the Northern Territory, and will seek to establish Alice Springs as a leading world class hub for mountain biking.
The Masterplan covers the whole of the Northern Territory, and will seek to establish Alice Springs as a leading world class hub for mountain biking.

The Masterplan has detailed 75 actions to be implemented over the next 5-10 years. All actions are monitored on a regular basis by a Mountain Biking Reference Group specifically established to work with Government during the implementation phase of the project.

Project Team

  • Destination Development team of Tourism NT
  • Parks and Wildlife Commission of the Northern Territory. 
  • TRC Tourism
  • EarthCheck
  • ediacara to
  • Tourism Top End
  • Tourism Central Australia
  • Department of Lands and Planning
  • Department of Sport & Recreation
  • Community and corporate sector stakeholders

Project Cost

$80,000

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