About the North East Mountain Bike Project (NEMTB)
The project consists of three trail networks totalling approximately 90kms of world class, purpose built, single track plus infrastructure such as signage and bike wash stations.
The length of the proposed trails will leverage existing mountain biking and cycling infrastructure in the Region, and will provide the necessary critical mass to create an internationally recognised MTB tourism destination, allowing over two full days of riding for enthusiasts of varying capability. For more info on existing MTB trails in Tasmania, go to Tassie Trails.
The project stems from a 2011 background report funded by Tourism Tasmania (prepared by Six Dot Consulting) that identified Hollybank, Blue Tier and Derby as having significant potential to become iconic mountain bike destinations.
NTD co-ordinated a successful application for Regional Development Australia Funding that has secured an Australia Government contribution of $2.5million towards the project. An additional $800,000 from the Tasmanian Government's Tasmanian Jobs Package was granted for Stage 1 at Hollybank for a world class mountain bike experience.
Northern Tasmania Development (NTD) is a regional development organisation covering the north and north east of Tasmania.Our members are the eight Councils of this region. NTD began life in 1992 as the Northern Tasmanian Regional Development Board, with the primary focus being the promotion of regional economic development. NTD operates closely with other regional bodies including NRM North and Tourism Northern Tasmania.
Our mission is
To advance the interests and development of Northern Tasmania by facilitating and coordinating worthy economic and community initiatives in conjunction with the eight Northern Tasmanian Councils. Core business for NTD is:
regional planning and research;
economic development and skills development initiatives;
investment attraction for projects of regional significance;
maximising Commonwealth and State funding for the Region.