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Southern Flinders Precinct

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  • Southern Flinders Precinct – Community Information Session Monday 26 October

    Monday, 19 October 2020

    Come and find out more about South Australia's newest nature-based tourism attraction – The Southern Flinders Precinct.

    The new precinct has the potential to become an international drawcard for the state and enhance our regional economy. Come along to Bowman Park in Crystal Brook from 6.30pm to 7.30pm to find out more about the project, potential opportunities and hear from:

    • CEO Regional Development Australia Yorke and Mid North Kelly-Anne Saffin
    • Executive Director, National Parks and Wildlife Service Michael Williams
    • Director of Tourism and Economic Development, National Parks and Wildlife Service Jo Podoliak
    • District Ranger Yorke and Mid North, National Parks and Wildlife Service Danny Doyle.

    Please reserve your spot on eventbrite as tickets are limited due to COVID-19 restrictions.

  • Construction underway for Willowie mountain biking trails

    Monday, 19 October 2020

    Construction of new mountain biking trails at Willowie is one of the first new projects underway in the precinct.  

    This project will see the construction of approximately 18 km of new mountain bike trails in Mount Remarkable National Park at Willowie, north of Melrose, which has been planned with the help of Bike Melrose. It will also include day visitor facilities with a wheelchair-accessible toilet and a new picnic area.

    The trails will be family-friendly, catering for beginner through to intermediate riders with some progressive elements included for those looking to challenge their skills. Construction of the first trail, currently known as the Ruins Loop is now complete, with the remaining trails expected to be complete by June 2021.

  • Designs underway for an ‘EPIC’ mountain bike trail in Melrose

    Monday, 19 October 2020

    Concept designs for an international-standard mountain bike trail around Mount Remarkable are now underway.

    This is one of the key projects for the Southern Flinders Precinct with trail design experts World Trail coming on board to undertake concept work.

    This mountain bike loop will be built to a standard which will be sensitive to the environment and deliver exceptional views, a great experience and a sense of adventure to riders. The trail will be assessed by the International Mountain Biking Association with the view to gain ‘EPIC’ accreditation, which will attract mountain bike enthusiasts from all over Australia and the world to the region.

    World Trail are one of the largest and most experienced mountain biking trail companies in the world and have designed, planned and constructed hundreds of projects in 20 countries  – including Australia’s well-known Blue Derby trail network.

    In addition to designing the loop in Mount Remarkable, World Trail will also assess the potential for other cycling opportunities in the Southern Flinders Ranges, including any downhill trails.

  • Designs underway for Wirrabara picnic area improvements

    Monday, 19 October 2020

    Design work is underway to upgrade the Wirrabara picnic grounds and historic Nursery sites, with improved car parking, better seating, new toilets and a BBQ area.

  • Sign up to the latest news

    Monday, 19 October 2020

    National Parks and Wildlife Service South Australia’s engagement website will be a central point where you can access more information on the projects planned and already underway. As well as sharing updates and information, the online hub will seek your feedback and input on some of these projects.

    A short community survey is currently open on the engagement website and your feedback is welcome to help guide initial thinking on sharing the vision for the project with a wide range of audiences. 

    Keep an eye on future editions of this e-news for updates on this exciting project and remember to sign up to be notified of opportunities to help shape the future of this precinct.

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