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Recognition

Part of the problem lies in the fact that trailbike riding has not been seen by government decision-makers as a legitimate recreational activity.

Why else would shires spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on soccer fields, skate parks and other recreational facilities - and nothing on trail riding facilities?

Through the presentation of statistical research and well reasoned arguments we are changing attitudes towards trailbike riding, emphasising such positive atributes as:

  • Fitness
  • Outdoor activity
  • Road safety through early vehicle control training
  • Economic benefits to the state

Objectives:

To create a more positive attitude towards recreational trail bike riding
To generate awareness that trail bike riders are undercatered for in provided facilities when compared with other sports and recreational activities.

Status: Ongoing

Activities:

  • Active participation in government policy working parties
  • Submissions to government agency enquiries and calls for public comment.
  • Meetings with Members of Parliament and creation of briefing papers outlining the issues faced by recreational trail bike riders.
  • Participation in a review by the Department of Local Government and Regional Development of the Off Road Vehicles Act
  • Submission to CALM - WATARC Response to CALM Shannon D'Entrecasteaux Mgt Plan
  • Participation in consultation with Harvey Water in relation to plans to close Logue Brook Dam surrounds as Water Catchment
  • Collation of a significant amount of related research and information from Australia and the USA
  • Participation in WARSTA - the WA Recreation, Sport and Tourism Alliance
  • Creation of a closed Portal for stakeholder collaboration and infomation sharing

Achievements:

  • Department of Sport and Recreation now acknowledges the beneficial physical attributes of recreational trail riding.
  • Grant funding secured to develop State Trail Bike Strategy.
  • Numerous newspaper articles, radio and television interviews putting forward the rider's view of the issues.
  • RTRA Invited to present a paper at the 5th Annual National Tracks and Trails Conference - March 2008
  • Recognition as a stakeholder in Logue Brook dam and related Water Catchment issues.


 

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Creating a more positive attitude towards recreational trail bike riding.