Minister for Territory and Municipal Services Shane Rattenbury says the ACT Government is inviting feedback from the community to help develop a draft concept plan for the area to guide future improvements to the trail network and potential new facilities such as parking, toilets, water points, seating, shelter and signage.
“Since the late 1980s Majura Pines has become a well-loved venue for mountain biking, trail running and walking, and other recreational pursuits for both Canberrans and visitors to our city,” Mr Rattenbury says.
“However recent forestry operations and the construction of the Majura Parkway have reduced the space to about 10 kilometres of fire trails and short sections of informal trails providing recreational opportunities for the community.
“I am keen to ensure Majura Pines is maintained and improved as a recreational facility for Canberrans and visitors in the future. There is an opportunity to leverage the construction underway on the Majura Parkway to also improve the Majura Pines and formalise the area for recreational use.”
The Majura Pines trail network project will seek to establish a Majura Pines Track Working Group who will help maintain the integrity of the Majura Pines recreational area through volunteer activities – similar to the role played by ACT Park Care groups.
A drop-in information session about the project will be held Ainslie Football Club on Tuesday 11 February 2014 between 6 pm and 8.30 pm with a short presentation scheduled at 6.45 pm.
Alternatively, you can complete an online survey available at timetotalk.act.gov.au or pick up a hardcopy survey from all public library branches.
Public input is sought by 5 pm Friday 14 March 2014.