Regional Development Australia (RDA) Illawarra is pleased to provide this submission on the Draft Illawarra Escarpment Mountain Bike Strategy.
RDA Illawarra supports the implementation of the proposed Illawarra Escarpment Mountain Bike Strategy, as it:
- Enables Mountain Biking, which is one of the fastest growing adventurebased tourism activities, and is generating world-wide tourism benefits
- Is time to build a world-class Mountain Biking destination in the Illawarra that is well-planned and managed
- Is aligned with NSW, regional and local tourism strategies
- Is mindful of the unique biodiversity and important Aboriginal and nonindigenous culture heritage values, which have a low tolerance for disturbance
- Supports economic development of a significant Illawarra economic catalytic site, the Illawarra escarpment, including Mount Keira