Project status


  • Mountain Bike Strategy
  • Feasibility study
  • Trail head and master plan workshops
  • Local area plan, preliminary planning investigations and community consultation
  • Finch Hatton and Eungella Local Area Planning Frameworks
  • Finch Hatton Trailhead Master Plan Concept
  • Eungella and Finch Hatton community update sessions 1, 2 & 3
  • Round 1 of the small business mentoring program
  • Cattle Creek Mill Administration Building restoration 

In progress

  • Detailed design of stage 1 and 2 works
  • Environmental and cultural assessments
  • Ground truthing of the trails (This is expected to be completed by June, 2022)
  • Draft major amendment 3 under state interest review (seeking changes to the planning scheme to facilitate commercial and other non-residential uses in the townships of Finch Hatton and Eungella)
  • Round 2 of the small business mentoring program (this is expected to be completed by June, 2022)
  • Engagement with local community and tourism interests 

Next Steps

  • Public consultation of major amendment 3 (The public will have the opportunity to lodge a properly made submission on the amendment documentation)
  • Seek approvals from relevant agencies
  • Secure funding
  • Community update session number 4 (This will occur at the end of the year)

In 2023

  • Construction of stage 1 works (Finch Hatton trailhead and 15 trails)

In 2023-2025

  • Construction of the remaining trails.