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Community Development Program

Project Description

The vision of the Munda Biddi Trail Foundation (MBTF) to complete the Trail from Mundaring through to Albany has been realised, and now work begins so the Trail can reach its iconic potential. Alongside this vision MBTF also have a goal to implement a Community Development Program in each of the communities and surrounding areas along the way.

To develop this Community Development Program the MBTF secured funding through the Regional Grants Scheme (R4R).

Cycle tourists require a variety of services as they travel light and are more reliant on local services than car based tourists. It is conservatively estimated that 25,000 people will be using the Munda Biddi Trail annually, injecting an estimated $13 million into the South West economy (based on an average trip of 3.5 days and spending $150 per day on transport, food, accommodation, supplies and equipment). Through the Munda Biddi Community Development Program the MBTF aims to educate, inform, and inspire stakeholder groups about this potential of cycle tourism, linking communities and businesses successfully to the potential of the Munda Biddi Trail as WA’s key iconic nature-based cycle touring experience.

Project Aim:

“Have a cycle tourism industry (consisting of businesses and communities) ready for when the Trail is completed"

 

Project Objectives

  1. Support growth of best practice cycle tourism in each community, leading to:
    • increased number of cycle tourism and cycle friendly businesses registered under MBTF’s Cycle Friendly Business program, 
    • increased number of cycle tourism packages; and 
    • increased number of tools and mechanisms to support the growth of cycle tourism within each community.
  2. Raise awareness amongst and educate stakeholders (e.g. Local Government, chambers of commerce, business groups, other government agencies, community and tourism groups) regarding cycle tourism opportunities to engage them in supporting growth of the industry.
  3. Increase the level of community involvement in cycle tourism development.

 

thumb_cycle_friendly_business_logo_low_res.jpgCycle Friendly Business Logo

Cycle Friendly Business Accreditation

An integral part of the Community Development Program is the Cycle Friendly Business Program.

More information:

pdfCycle Friendly Business Brochure

pdfCycle Tourism Fact Sheet

pdfBicycle Parking Fact Sheet


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