MTB facility should be high priority
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MTB facility should be high priority

The Omeo Mountain Bike Park proposal should be funded in this year’s State Budget, according to Gippsland East Nationals MP, Tim Bull.
“There has been strong interest for a mountain bike park facility in the township of Omeo,” Mr Bull told Parliament on Tuesday.
“I know the Minister has been made aware of this project and I urge him to give it strong consideration.
“This will help promote the Omeo region, and the whole of East Gippsland for that matter, as an all-year-round tourist location.
“Its creation will also result in a number of construction and ongoing jobs.
“The Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails in north-eastern Tasmania, in an area similar in size to Omeo, has put that location on the map for cyclists worldwide and this proposal here in East Gippsland has similar potential.”
Mr Bull understands a total of about 174 kilometres of trail has been conceptually designed, providing experiences for all ability levels, including beginners.
“Trails have also been created to maximise visitation and economic development opportunities,” he said.
“With the State Budget just over one month away, I am aware of some discussions having taken place with the current government.
“I very much look forward to hopefully this being announced in the budgetary process.”
Caption: Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull, pictured in Omeo with Nationals colleagues Peter Walsh and Melina Bath, has called for the proposed Omeo Mountain Bike Park to be included in the upcoming State Budget.
Thursday, March 8, 2018