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Pick My Project

WE NEED YOU to PICK OUR PROJECT and VOTE FOR US to formalise the MTB trail network in Plenty Gorge Park (Yellow Gum area)!

Do you enjoy the trails at Plenty Gorge Park? Well did you know that the singletrack you may have been riding are all informal? Do you want to change this? Now is your chance…

The Plenty Gorge MTB club has been working with Parks Victoria (landholder) to change this over the past few years and we are now at the stage have an APPROVED but UNFUNDED project to formalise some of the trail network in the Yellow Gum area. Refer to the Plenty Gorge Park Master Plan. Thank you for all those that provided their feedback to the master plan.

WE NEED YOUR HELP! Read on for how you can continue to help turn this into a reality.

The PGMTB club submitted a funding application to the Victoria government initiative called Pick My Project in order to fund this project.

We are excited and please to announce that our application was successfully approved to the “voting” stage of the process!

So it’s now all up to you – the ball is in YOUR HANDS. As the community of the Metropolitan Melbourne region, you get to have your vote as to which project gets funded.

If you are a Victorian resident and 16 years old & over, all you need to do is:
1. Sign up at Pick My Project using with your real mobile number as it will be verified: https://pickmyproject.vic.gov.au/

2. Set “Plenty VIC, Australia” as your own local community and look for the project called “Plenty Gorge Park mountain bike trail program” *. If you don’t see our project, you’ll have to re-select your local community to be closer to Plenty VIC 3090. Direct link: https://pickmyproject.vic.gov.au/…/plenty-gorge-park-mounta…

3. Add our project to your SHORTLIST (along with 2 other projects) and then you can VOTE. This will help make the Yellow Gum area at Plenty Gorge Park the best place to ride MTB in Melbourne! 🙂

4. TELL YOUR FAMILY, FRIENDS, WORK & STRANGERS AND SHARE!

From all the committee and members of the Plenty Gorge MTB Club, we say THANK YOU!

* Important: If you cannot add our project due to being “Outside your area”, it is because your selected local community is located too far away from Yellow Gum (Plenty, 3090). You will need to re-select your local community to somewhere closer to Plenty VIC 3090.

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Notice of AGM 2018

Notice is given that Plenty Gorge MTB Club will be holding its Annual General Meeting

Date: Tuesday, September 4th 2018

Time: Doors open at 6:45 for a 7:00pm start. Finish approx 8:30pm

Venue: Greensborough Hockey Club
Plenty Park
Memorial Drive Plenty,
Victoria, 3090
Melways Map 11 D5
http://greensboroughhockeyclub.com.au/location/

All members are invited to attend, nominate for committee positions or just have your say on the future direction of the club and riding in the gorge.

We have included a proxy nomination form, so if you are unable to attend and you wish to, you may nominate another member to cast a vote on your behalf. This may be for both committee positions and general resolutions if any are raised.


The Business of the AGM will include:

  • Plenty Gorge Park Master Plan
  • Prospective Club Events
  • Confirmation of the minutes of the previous Annual General Meeting
  • To receive reports as to the general activities of the Club, including trail submission
  • To receive the Report and Financial Statements for the year ended June 30, 2018
  • Election of the Committee
  • General Business

Please let us know by Sunday 02/09/2018 if you have any other agenda items you would like to see raised.

If you received this in error, please disregard.
If you know a club member who has not received this notification please let us know so we can adjust our records.

If you will not be able to attend a proxy voting form can be found here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1EfY_LYzcewJBnJ_vebb1a0n-Xokw0vNd

Happy Riding,
PGMTB

Thanks!

A big thank you to everyone who attended our working bee yesterday morning. We got a lot done, moving approximately a billion wheelbarrows full of soil (or what felt like it!)

We managed to fill a lot of ruts along the trails, improving erosion issues and rider safety, and rebuild a couple water bars and a general touch up to the trails.

Our thanks to (and not limited to):

  • Sean
  • Nathan
  • James
  • Guy
  • Tracy
  • Tyler
  • Finn
  • Brody
  • Simeon
  • David
  • Darryl
  • Brady
  • Rhys
  • Lyall

We’ve also got lots of thanks for the team at Parks Vic and Level Crossing Removals Authority for helping with providing the soil for our works.

More photos can be found on Facebook

Working Bee – Sat 14th July

Grab your shovel, grab your wheelbarrow, it’s working bee time!

This Saturday, 14th July 2018, PGMTB will be hosting a working bee on two of the south side trails. Our main goals will be fixing up erosion that has occurred and a freshen up of the jumps. We will be working on the trails “Old DH” and “Carla’s Kitchen”.

When: 9:00am onwards at the top of Carla’s kitchen (Google Maps). Volunteers will need to sign in, please be on time.

What: Maintenance of the jump lines.

Who: Everyone is welcome.

What do I need to bring: Sturdy shoes, gloves and a good attitude. The club will provide some tools, if you have any of the following please feel free to bring them along: Wheelbarrow, Shovel, Rake. Maybe bring a bike for some product testing afterwards?

Parking: If driving to and walking your tools in please be respect of the local residents. We have recently heard complaints in Queens Gardens, Bundoora, of overcrowding in the street. Preference for parking is in Goolgung Grove, Greensborough adjacent to the park (Brinawa Reserve).

FB Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/646218162408297/

Tracks:

https://www.trailforks.com/trails/carla-s-kitchen/

https://www.trailforks.com/trails/old-dh/

Parks Victoria Approval

The detailed planning assessment has been signed off for a section of the Plenty Gorge Park. That means it’s all forces go, no more approvals from up the chain in the Parks  Victoria management required!!

This approval signifies the support of the whole of the Parks Victoria body behind mountain biking in Plenty Gorge Park. The club’s next steps will involve organizing and helping with:

  • Cultural Heritage Assessment
  • Environmental and Geotechnical Assessments
  • Vegetation Offsets
  • Signage Development

If you are keen on helping the club with any of these tasks, whether through expertise or enthusiasm, please get in touch, every bit counts.

 

Enjoy the holiday break and see you on the other side!

Sean and the team @ PGMTB.