Would you like to help manage the new Harcourt Mountain Bike Park?  Expressions of interest are open for people interested in volunteering on the Harcourt Mountain Bike Park Committee of Management.

Department of Environment, Land Water and Planning (DELWP) Loddon Mallee Regional Director Marg Allan said the Committee will be responsible for the day-to-day management and future planning of the Harcourt Mountain Bike Park on behalf of the Victorian community.

“We’re looking for people who are enthusiastic and have a passion for contributing to their local community to manage this terrific new recreational facility,” said Ms Allan.

“Committee members will be responsible for caring for, protecting, promoting and managing the park as well as maximising community involvement and use of the mountain bike trails.

“We are seeking people with a range of skills and interests including environmental management, business management, technical expertise in mountain bike use, event management, legal affairs, cultural heritage, marketing and more.”

Further information and nomination forms are available from Lynda Grant at DELWP on 5430 4444 or harcourtmbp@delwp.vic.gov.au or www.delwp.vic.gov.au.  All expressions of interest must be on a nomination form and returned to DELWP by Monday 16 October.  

The Harcourt Mountain Bike Park is currently under construction.  It is due to open in early 2018 and will include 34 kilometres of mountain bike trails catering to all levels of riders.  The park will be accessible via a trail connecting it to Harcourt and will include a meeting point and toilets.

The Park is located east of Harcourt township on a former pine plantation adjacent to the Mount Alexander Regional Park.

The project is being managed by DELWP with funding from Regional Development Victoria’s Regional Jobs and Infrastructure Fund.