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Wimmera becoming Victoria’s ‘adventure playground': Horsham mayor

ENDLESS OPPORTUNITIES: Following the National MX titles at Dooen on Sunday, the region will be primed to capitalise on its growing reputation for outdoor activities. Pictured is former  Australian motocross champion Matt Moss in action. Picture: JEFF CROWE

ENDLESS OPPORTUNITIES: Following the National MX titles at Dooen on Sunday, the region will be primed to capitalise on its growing reputation for outdoor activities. Pictured is former Australian motocross champion Matt Moss in action. Picture: JEFF CROWE


By DEAN LAWSON
Horsham’s evolution as one of Australia’s leading motocross destinations has prompted Mayor Heather Phillips to declare the Wimmera as Victoria’s ‘adventure playground’.
Cr Phillips, speaking about the benefits of National MX titles at Dooen on Sunday, said the region was primed to capitalise on a growing reputation as the place to be for outdoor activities.
She said Horsham district, for at least the next two years, would be a major economic winner as the host of elite motorcycling events, in what equated to significant pieces of a regional promotion jig-saw puzzle.
“The council, in recognising the significance of tourism and benefits to the regional community, has been highly supportive of the motocross build-up,” Cr Phillips said.
“These motocross events, culminating in the world junior titles in Horsham in 2018, are part of a broader regional picture that promotes the idea of adventure, being outdoors and being part of something special.
“We are becoming leaders in several different areas.
“We have long established our international credentials as a world-class rock-climbing magnet, based on Mt Arapiles and the Grampians, we have Horsham Week soaring titles and now we are becoming world-class in presenting another thrill-seeking sport in dirt-bike motorcycling.
“It shows the potential of the wide-open spaces, buffer zones and natural resources in our own backyards.
“Combined with the constant development of high levels of expertise, professionalism and modern technology, we are seeing what the region, including Horsham, can achieve.”

For full story, see the March 30, 2016 edition of The Weekly Advertiser.
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Posted on Mar 30 2016

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