Mountain bike riding on a trail surrounded by trees
Mountain biking - Meehan Range (photograph: Jonathan Wherrett)

Tippogoree Hills - Mountain Bike Trails

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​​​​​​​Tippogoree Hills Conservation Area - Mountain Bike Trail Network ​​

The Parks and Wildlife Service invites public submissions on the proposed development of Mountain Bike Trails in Tippogoree Hills Conservation Area. The proposed trail network represents the second stage of a larger mountain bike trail network being developed by George Town Council. 

The complete Tippogoree Hills Trail Network design offers approximately 56 kilometres over 36 trails, the construction of a 1.3 kilometre public access road, a ​​parking area and a 2.8 kilometre service access road. 

The PWS is seeking feedback on the proposed construction of 11 trails covering 22 kilometres and the 1.88 kilometre private access / service road within the TIppogoree Hills Conservation Area​​.  

The Draft Reserve Activity Assessment (RAA) document was prepared in accordance with PWS advice. Natural and cultural values surveys, including assessment of multiple alignment options, were carried out to ensure the proposed track and service road has minimal impact. 

The Australian Government, under the Community Development Grant Program, has provided $4.4 million dollars of funding for the entire George Town Mountain Bike Trail project, of which this is the second stage. ​

Aboriginal Heritage advice and reports will not be released for public dissemination, to protect culturally sensitive information. ​​


Project Stages​

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Stage 1 -​​ Draft Reserve Activity Assessment (RAA) document and supporting documents accepted as suitable for public consultation.



Stage 2 - Public consultation process advertised in three regional papers. Draft RAA document and supporting appendicies available on the 'Have your say' page of PWS website. 



Stage 3 - The period for making public submissions closed. Final RAA document and Submission Report is prepared by proponent, addressing comments received during the public consultation process.  



Stage 4 - Assessment of the final RAA document completed and PWS prepares a Reserve Activity Assessment Report (RAAR) including the submissions report and public submissi​ons. 


Stage 5 - Final RAA document, RAAR, statement of reasons and public submissions published on the PWS website.  The assessment process is completed. 

​​Key dates

Public consultation period begins:

  • Saturday, 26 February 2022

Close of comment period:

  • Monday, 28 March 2022

Final RAA document assessment completed:

  • To be announced

Public submissions, RAAR and statement of reasons published:

  • To be announced

Have your say

The draft RAA document and supporting appendicies can be viewed or downloaded from this page. 

Email submissions to:

​TippogoreeMTB@parks.tas.gov.au 

Written submissions should be addressed to:

Attn: Tippogoree MTB Assessment

Parks and Wildlife Service

PO Box 46

Kings Meadows TAS 7249

All written submissions on the draft RAA document must be received by 9:00 am Monday, 28 March 2022.

Accessibility of documents
The Government recognises that not all individuals or groups are equally placed to access and understand information. We are therefore committed to ensuring Government information is accessible and easily understood by people with diverse communication needs.

Where possible, please consider typing your submission in plain English and providing it in a format such as Microsoft Word or equivalent. The Government cannot however take responsibility for the accessibility of documents provided by third parties.

Important information to note
Your name (or the name of the organisation) will be published unless you request otherwise.

In the absence of a clear indication that a submission is intended to be treated as confidential (or parts of the submission), the Department will treat the submission as public.

If you would like your submission treated as confidential, whether in whole or in part, please indicate this in writing at the time of making your submission clearly identifying the parts of your submission you want to remain confidential and the reasons why. In this case, your submission will not be published to the extent of that request.

Copyright in submissions remains with the author(s), not with the Tasmanian Government.

The Department will not publish, in whole or in part, submissions containing defamatory or offensive material. If your submission includes information that could enable the identification of other individuals, then either all or parts of the submission will not be published.

The Right to Information Act 2009 and confidentiality 

Information provided to the Government may be provided to an applicant under the provisions of the Right to Information Act 2009 (RTI). If you have indicated that you wish all or part of your submission to be treated as confidential, your statement detailing the reasons may be taken into account in determining whether or not to release the information in the event of an RTI application for assessed disclosure. You may also be contacted to provide any further comment.

Reference Documents

 Tippogoree Hills Conservation Area - Tippogoree Hills Mountain Bike Trail Network Draft Reserve Activity Assessment document 4014 (PDF 3Mb)

 Appendix B - Economic Analysis Tippogoree Hills Conservation Area RAA 4014 (PDF 8Mb)

 Appendix C - Signage Plan Tippogoree Hills Conservation Area RAA 4014 (PDF 4Mb)

 Appendix D - Trail Maintenance Plan Tippogoree Hills Conservation Area RAA 4014 (PDF 304Kb)

 Appendix E - ConstructionEnvironmental Management Plan Tippogoree Hills Conservation Area RAA 4014 (PDF 17Mb)

 Appendix F - Natural Values Assessment Tippogoree Hills Conservation Area RAA 4014 (PDF 7Mb)

 Appendix G - Weed Management Plan Tippogoree Hills Conservation Area RAA 4014 (PDF 3Mb)

Appendix H - Aboriginal Heritage Report - Tippogoree Hills Conservation Area - RAA 4014  (purposefully not released)

 Appendix I - Traffic Impact Assessment Shuttle Bus Access off Bridport Road Tippogoree Hills Conservation Area RAA 4014 (PDF 2Mb)

 Appendix J - Traffic Impact Assessment Lauriston Park Mountain Trail Access off Bridport Main Road Tippogoree Hills Conservation Area RAA 4014 (PDF 3Mb)​