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Action Needed: Current Trail Advocacy Campaigns sticky icon

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This thread will attempt keep up to date on trail advocacy campaigns currently requiring action.

It's worth noting that behind there scenes there is pretty constant stream of lobbing by riders and their supporters. Many people do a lot of work on this, which inevitably leads to some government or local authority department putting out some plan or strategy or policy document for public comment.

This is where you come in: Without public support for such documents, all the work in the background to persuade authorities to get this far will have been for nothing!

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Trail Advocacy - write to members of NSW parliament departments sticky icon

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For anyone wanting to write to a member of NSW parliament, here are some details to target your letters.

Below are departmental Ministers and should deal with issues related to their portfolio. For details of ministers in the electorates we ride in see this thread.

You can find out who the current ministers are for these departments here. Currently (Oct 2008) these are:

Premier

The Hon. Kristina Keneally M.P.
Telephone: (02) 9228 5239
Fax: (02) 9228 3934
Email: premier@nsw.gov.au

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Ranger Danger! sticky icon

This is the rather tongue in cheek section dedicated to news and events we hear from local rangers. We were going to call this section, "News from the Rangers", but when the suggestion, "Ranger Danger!" was floated as a lighter hearted description the particular rangers there at the time grinned in agreement - so here it is.

If you are a council, park or forests ranger then feel free to contact us to have your news posted on this page.

We're hoping that this will become an informal way for authorities to liaise with the mountain biking community. Hopefully this will make their job of maintaining the varied lands we ride on that much easier. Easier life for rangers equals happy rangers, equals rangers more willing to help riders, hopefully equals better trail access and maintenance.

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Trail Advocacy - write to members of Federal Parliament sticky icon

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For anyone that wants to write to a Federal Parliamentarian, please target your letters to:

Northern Suburbs Ministers

Member for Mackellar
Ms Bronwyn Bishop (Liberal)

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Trail Advocacy - write to members of NSW parliament sticky icon

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For anyone wanting to write to a member of NSW parliament, here are some details to target your letters.

Below are Ministers in the electorates we ride in and should deal with issues related to their area. For details of departmental ministers see this thread.

There is a crude search here to find ministers.

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Menai (Lucas Heights) update for 27 Jul

Status: 
Green/Open

Great to finally ride here again after so many years. The place rocks!

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Jubes Mountain Bike Park update for 26 Jul

Status: 
Green/Open

Jubes is all clear, but looking a bit sad still, especially the mini-XC track. Thought it might have got a bit of use during the school hols, but looks like the skills and pump track areas are still getting the most action.

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Old Man's Valley update for 26 Jul

Status: 
Amber/Some Issues

Rode the new / modified section down from the swimming pool today for the first time. Could only access the green loop and the dark blue loop off the back of it. Green is fine, although quite a step up from the old green loop. The dark blue loop has a few tricky techy bits in it, which would be better suited to a younger bloke with a dropper post. Links across to the Quarry Rd section were marked no access (presumably because of the need to cross the road?) but the orange bunting was well flattened where the track crossed the road, meaning plenty of people are ignoring the signs.......

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North Turramurra update for 24 Jul

Status: 
Green/Open

Rode Lovers Jump Ck track (large tree down), North Turra sniggle, fire trail link through to Gwydir Ave, Murrua Track. All good.

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