- Media Release
Prior to COVID-19, Council and the Zeehan RSL ran an MTB Business Opportunity Workshop in the town, and following that event, the Manager of the local Heemskirk Hotel offered Council the opportunity to erect a promotional MTB billboard on their site on the entry to Zeehan.
Coordinated by Council, and with funding assistance from the Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS), the distinctive signage was then developed to showcase the new PWS Oonah Hill MTB Trail in Zeehan (the first purpose-built MTB Trail in the West Coast).
Mayor Phil Vickers said, “before the lock downs, we were starting to see a real surge in visitors using the new MTB Trail in Zeehan. The trail is popular with locals and the distinctive signage should alert even more riders to this important infrastructure. With the stunning Queenstown Project about to move into the next phase, further plans for additional trails in Zeehan already approved by Council, and the Federal Funding commitment of $2.5M about to be signed off, the MTB possibilities for the region are moving rapidly from ‘opportunity’ to ‘reality’.”
“On behalf of the Council and the community I would like to thank Mark and the Heemskirk Hotel for allowing this signage to go up. Council will continue to partner with local businesses and the Parks and Wildlife Service to expand the MTB Trail offerings in the region and we hope to see many more visitors coming into the area to ride the West Coast, once the current restrictions are lifted.”
Any local businesses that are interested in harnessing the opportunities that the MTB project can bring should contact Council’s Director of Special Projects: email@example.com.