With more than 230,000 trail bike riders in South East Queensland (SEQ), trail bike riding is an increasingly-popular recreational activity for our residents.
As more and more people choose trail bike riding as their preferred recreational pursuit, SEQ councils have had increasing difficulty providing suitable areas for legal trail bike riding activity. Many existing facilities, including some controlled by councils, are facing closure due to redevelopment of their sites or are under pressure from surrounding residents.
To address this issue and combat illegal trail bike riding, the Council of Mayors (SEQ), in coordination with the State Government, created the Trail Bike Taskforce in 2008.
The Trail Bike Taskforce was made up of Councillors and officers from across all SEQ Councils represented by the Council of Mayors (SEQ). The primary aim of this group is to identify, protect and develop sites that provide safe and legal options for trail bike riding.
With the Council of Mayors (SEQ) and the State working together, trail bike riders across SEQ are able to enjoy their chosen recreational activity now and into the future.
Queensland Moto Park
In November 2009, Premier Anna Bligh and Lord Mayor Campbell Newman announced that 745 hectares of land at Wyaralong would be set aside for South East Queensland’s first dedicated trail bike facility.
The Wyaralong site, 30km from Beaudesert and 10km from Boonah, was selected as a central location to service trail bike riders from Brisbane to the Gold Coast and out to the Lockyer Valley and Somerset regions. The natural topography of the area also made it ideal for a trail bike site.
The facility, which hosts three motocross tracks, a pee wee track and novice area, a freestyle motocross track and up to 50 kilometres of recreational trails, was the result of two years of extensive planning and hard work by the Council of Mayors (SEQ), the State Government and Motorcycling Queensland.
Queensland Moto Park opened to the public from 19 December 2011, and is owned by SEQ Regional Recreational Facilities and operated by Motorcycling Queensland.
Learn more about the Queensland Moto Park here.
SEQ Regional Recreational Facilities (SEQRRF)
SEQ Regional Recreational Facilities Pty Ltd is owned by eight SEQ councils, and is the trustee company set up by the State Government to manage the lease with Motorcycling Queensland who operates the Queensland Moto Park. These councils include Brisbane, Gold Coast, Ipswich, Lockyer Valley, Logan, Redland City, Scenic Rim and Somerset.
The SEQRRF 2016/2017 Annual Report is now available and can be viewed in full here.
For more information about the Queensland Moto Park or SEQRRF, contact us here.