$3 Million Funding For Mogo Adventure Trails
Member for Bega, Andrew Constance today announced $3 million from the Growing Local Economies fund will deliver Mogo Adventure Trail upgrades, including upgrading and marking existing tracks and trails and building crucial missing links.
Mr Constance said other upgrades include showcasing viewing points along trails, new bike parking, visitor seating and water facilities as well as installing trail signage and direction markers, including interpretive signage at focus points such as Trail Heads.
"Tourists, hikers and mountain bikers will soon be able to experience adventures on a new nature trail network at Mogo that will attract new visitors to the region and boost the local economy, thanks to NSW Government funding."
“Mogo and the wider Eurobodalla region suffered a significant tourism decline due to the devastating New Year bushfires, with the road to economic recovery now blocked by the COVID-19 pandemic,” Mr Constance said.
“This funding will deliver an adventure trail network that will be both a significant tourism asset and encourage visitors to return to Mogo and the broader region, providing a much needed long term economic boost for the community.”
Mr Constance said increased tourism will help operators maintain current staff and create new job opportunities and potentially attract further investment to the area.
“Delivering this project will help establish Mogo as a premier mountain bike trail destination, attracting new and younger visitors year around, not just during the summer high season,” Mr Constance said.
“The trail network, located to the north of Mogo in the Deep Creek Dam area of the Mogo State Forest and south of Mogo along Maulbrooks Road, will connect Mogo and Batemans Bay with more than 80km of stacked loop trails, starting in the Mogo CBD.”
The $500 million Growing Local Economies Fund is delivering the infrastructure the industries of regional NSW need to improve productivity, expand business operations and boost employment.
“This project is exactly what the Growing Local Economies fund is intended to deliver, and I thank Eurobodalla Shire Council for its commitment to this project and look forward to seeing the economic benefits it will generate for the region.
The project is hoped to have far reaching benefits as an economic driver in the natural destination tourism sector.
For more information, visit: www.nsw.gov.au/regionalgrowth