Family mountain biking through forest - Warburton Mountain Bike Destination

Share your feedback to inform the Warburton Mountain Bike Destination Environment Effects Statement

To assist with preparation of its Environment Effects Statement (EES), the Warburton Mountain Bike Destination Project is gearing up to launch its latest phase of community consultation.

Feedback is being sought on the proposed project design, local knowledge about potential impacts and suggestions or improvements which can be considered as part of detailed technical investigations.

An EES is the state’s highest level of environmental assessment. The process will strengthen the project’s ability to avoid or minimise environmental effects while maintaining the economic, jobs and health outcomes.

Visitors will be confident their experience contributes to the ecologically sustainable development of the Warburton region.

Communities can get involved by commenting on an interactive map, with built-in survey questions, attending a face-to-face or virtual information session and completing a hard copy feedback form.

Information packs about the project and engagement activities will be sent to all homes and businesses in and around Warburton.

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Engagement dates

Online information sessions

Face-to-face session

Hard copy feedback form

To request a hard copy feedback form please email or call 1300 368 333

Yarra Ranges Council chief executive Tammi Rose said engagement processes had been adapted in response to COVID-19 safety directions.

“We’ve developed our online tools to be as interactive and user-friendly as possible, but we acknowledge some people might like some extra help with using these tools.

“We’ll be offering extra support and guidance for anyone requiring assistance to complete the process.

“We encourage people to get in touch with us now if they need hard copy feedback options or support.”

Feedback will then inform the preparation of the EES for public exhibition and hearings in early to mid-2021.

The project aims to develop a 186km trail network which delivers a word-class experience for riders, alongside generating huge tourism, economic, health and wellbeing benefits for Warburton.

For the latest information about the project please visit the Warburton Mountain Bike Destination project page