Monday, June 24, 2013

$30,000 study into Tweed Trails

Just saw in the council minutes of a motion that might help us / lead to more people using trails around Caba.

CNL-13 [NOM-Cr B Longland] Walking Trails Within the Tweed Shire

Councillor B Longland moves that Council provides $5,000 towards the cost of completing a
study and report on opportunities for the expansion of walking trails in the Tweed Shire, with the project to be managed by Destination Tweed.

With the current closure of a number of the Tweed's walking trails, including the Mount
Warning Track, and the impact this is having on local business, it is timely to review the
region's ability and capacity to position itself as a centre for soft adventure tourism.
A study on the trails; what we have, what we can do and what needs to be done, will greatly assist in
our understanding of our current position and inventory, as well as providing the rationale
and supporting documentation for grant funding applications.

The cost of a study and report is estimated by Destination Tweed (DT) to be $30,000, with funding of $15,000 from Destination Tweed and $10,000 from the Caldera Institute.

Council Meeting Date: Thursday 16 May 2013
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This project will support the development of longer term product diversity which will both
provide the region with a point of difference and assist in developing economic opportunities
for local business.