Why we need to keep conservation on track

The Yarra Ranges Council wants to build 44 trails spanning 177 kilometres as part of The Warburton Mountain Bike Destination.

Part of the project is planned within the Yarra Ranges National Park.

Construction of bike trails will clear habitat and dilute nature protection in the park. The removal of remnant vegetation and the fragmentation of native wildlife habitat is one of the most serious biodiversity issues our state is facing.

As it stands, part of the proposed mountain bike tracks will have a destructive impact on threatened wildlife that depend on the national park.

 

The Mount Donna Buang Wingless Stonefly, Leadbeater’s Possum, Cool Temperate Rainforest, and large, hollow-bearing trees are at risk.

Our native wildlife requires the space to adapt to our warming climate. This is essential for them to prosper and avoid the threat of extinction into the future.

Healthy undisturbed natural habitats help native species to adapt to changes in the environment brought about by bushfires and other challenges.

Clearing habitat, risking wildlife and compromising the biosecurity of The Yarra Ranges National Park contradicts the conservation objectives of the National Parks Act.

Warburton Mountain Bike Destination EES Hearing

On 28 & 29 March our legal team and experts expose the major flaws with the project’s ecological assessment and approach to park management.

Watch our experts live

Warburton Mountain Bike Destination EES Hearing

On 28 & 29 March our legal team and experts expose the major flaws with the project’s ecological assessment and approach to park management.

Watch our experts live

Defending the Yarra Ranges National Park

What's at stake

Poorly planned mountain bike tracks risk rare wildlife

Defending the integrity of the Yarra Ranges National Park

Victorians don't want development in parks!