The Wellington Park Management Trust have approved the conversion of Old Farm Track to a single use (bike only) and single direction (downhill only) track. This is an exciting project for the City, which will contribute to the development of a cohesive mountain bike track network within Wellington Park.
Construction of the new track section is scheduled to commence in May 2015, and includes a volunteer track building day on Sunday May 10 2015.
Those who have already expressed interest in volunteering will shortly receive an email from the City of Hobart's Bushcare coordinator with the relevant information. Other volunteers interested in participating need to register as a City of Hobart Volunteer. Follow this link www.hobartcity.com.au/bushcare to the City's Bushcare page for further information.
On completion of track works and the installation of updated signage, the new use restrictions will become active and enforceable.
What will this mean?
Completion of the project will mean that:
- Old Farm Track will be a single use (bike only), single direction (downhill) track
- Uphill bike access on Old Farm Track between Main Fire Trail and the Old Farm Fire Trail will be prohibited
- Uphill bike access to Junction Cabin will be via the Old Farm Fire Trail
- Pedestrian access (i.e. walking, running or dog-walking) on Old Farm Track between
- Main Fire Trail and the Old Farm Fire Trail will be prohibited
- Pedestrian access to Junction Cabin via the Myrtle Gully Track and Old Farm Fire Trail will not be affected and the Myrtle Gully Track will continue to be for walkers only
City of Hobart
Carrie Southern | Park Planner | Open Space Group
T: (03) 6238 2185 |
GPO Box 503, Hobart Tasmania 7001 Australia | hobartcity.com.au