Tugalong Station – The FarmPosted: July 8, 2011
Finding a place to ride dirt bikes these days is becoming harder and harder to find, proposals for bike farms are being submitted but are being knocked back as no one wants a bike farm in there own back yard. With constant pressures from residents complaining about Noise, dust, traffic etc. frustrated riders are more frequently taking chances riding illegally around suburbs and local bushlands. This act in itself is a danger to residents, animals and riders alike as there is no control measures in place to prevent collisions, but where should they ride?
Tugalong Station owner Bunbury Properties Pty Ltd are taking up the fight to turn the property which once use to be a getaway for horse riding and bush walkers now wants to turn it into a dirt bike park. Tugalong Station is located in the Southern Highlands two hours from sydney.
Unknown to the station owners at the time in 2009 Danny Pearson and son Corey turned the station into a riding park, the park contained two moto X tracks as well as riding trails that catered for the beginner to the advanced. They appeared to be doing everything right, they had track supervision to ensue track safety as well as constant trail patrols. Riders came from afar, the cabins where generally always occupied, business was booming. As the business rapidly grew complaints by the local residents to Wingecarribee shire council were being lodged to the point where council started investigating. Investigations found that park was in fact not approved to operate and was shut down and the Pearson’s have moved on.
The owner of the park have now put in a proposal for a recreation development of the park and is currently going through the process to satisfy council requirements.
The latest update from TuggalongStation:
Quote – It has been a long time coming but we have supplied council with the requested supplementary reports.
As you can notice we have a new identity for the property and a new web page up and running.
We appreciate all the support that has been provided to us throughout the motor bike, and general community. As the additional information has only just been supplied to council and the necessary works that need to be carried out on site once we have approval are extensive. It will be some time before we can open the doors to the public, please be patient with the progress as the works required are comprehensive to the site.
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Hope to have a ride with you all very soon.
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