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  • Writer's pictureThe Hon. Paul Toole MP


Lithgow is set to become a drawcard destination for mountain biking enthusiasts with a new $3.5 million project announced today to build a new trail thanks to Round Two of the NSW Government’s Regional Tourism Activation Fund.

Mountain biking is a fast growing activity that has become popular in the Lithgow and Bule Mountain regions. The scenery and terrain of the surrounding mountain ranges and bushland are perfect for a thrilling yet picturesque ride.

The 25km of biking and walking tracks will begin at the State Mine Heritage Park and join Gardens of Stone trails.

Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW Paul Toole said the Regional Tourism Activation Fund supports local economies and local jobs by backing unique tourism experiences that will attract visitors and showcase what regional NSW has to offer.

“We know regional NSW has Australia’s best tourist destinations and experiences. We want to amplify that by helping create new experiences and drawcards that put more heads on beds and attract more tourism dollars into regional communities,” Mr Toole said.

“This won’t only support Lithgow by increasing visitation, this will support local economies and local jobs as more people spend at cafes, restaurants, hotels, motels and local shops.”

“The projects backed through the $150 million Round Two of the Regional Tourism Activation Fund will give domestic and international visitors even more great reasons to experience the best regional NSW has to offer.”

Round Two focuses on accelerating the development of high impact tourism and events infrastructure that will increase the international appeal of destinations in regional NSW and boost the visitor economy through increased visitation and job creation.

The $180 million Regional Tourism Activation Fund is part of the NSW Government’s $3.3 billion Regional Growth Fund, designed to support growing regional centres, activate local economies and improve services and community infrastructure for regional communities.

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