ForestrySA is delighted with news that $2.5M has been committed to rebuild and improve visitor facilities at Fox Creek Bike Park, via Local Economic Recovery (LER) support under the National Bushfire Recovery Fund.
The popular cross-country and downhill bike trail network was visited by more than 20,000 riders annually before it was damaged and closed for public safety following the Cudlee Creek Bushfire in December 2019.
Work to repair fire damaged infrastructure and to salvage affected plantation pine has been ongoing ever since, however, today’s funding announcement by Federal Minister for Emergency Management David Littleproud and SA Premier Steven Marshall means more work can now begin on the bike park.
Planned work includes re-instatement of the majority of fire affected trails, development of brand new trails, improved shuttling capabilities, construction of new toilet, shelter and car parking facilities, and new small business opportunities.
ForestrySA is looking forward to providing an enhanced visitor experience at Fox Creek, for the benefit and resilience of riders, the community and the state of South Australia.
Julian Speed, Chief Executive ForestrySA