The strategy and masterplans were adopted by the council in October 2017. An advisory group was established to prioritise the actions in the strategy and plans and that was presented to the council in 2019. The group has been disbanded with a further review of the strategy slated for 2021.
Consultation and revision of the strategy and plans is ongoing and forms part of the long-term implementation plan.
The overall plan is very much long-term, with actions and strategies that will be 20 years in the making.
The plan identify potential new trails and facilities based on current and anticipated demand. However, that is not to say the demand for all of these presently exists. The strategy establishes a process for assessing any new track or trail proposals. This includes demonstrated demand and consideration of whether alternatives exist elsewhere.
The strategy recognises with increased usage comes increased management responsibility. Only if adequate resources are available to ensure the intended user experience and safety standards are achieved over the long term, will an action be implemented.