SCA to Review MTB Access in Catchments
Some good news... remember SCA Management Regulation review (discussed here)?
I was at first very disappointed to see that last Friday the legislation on SCA access was gazetted and appears to have no change on MTB access (the gazette is here - see page 374 onwards).
Then today, a rather promising press release from the Minister for water (see attached PDF).
Basically it looks like the SCA will be performing a full community consultation on MTB access. Stay tuned for that.
Snippets of the release here...
The Iemma Government is considering a proposal to open up parts of Sydney’s restricted catchment area to recreational mountain bikers...
"During the public exhibition of the Sydney Water Catchment Management Regulation 2008, a number of requests were made for access to restricted Sydney Catchment land for recreational purposes," Mr Rees said.
"I have requested SCA review the mountain bike riders’ proposed routes and explore options that allow appropriate access for recreational riders, without impacting on our water quality."
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