Starting at Albany:
There were 50 people at the forum over two days, by day two it was labelled the MTB Love Fest as there was so much positive energy floating around. We had reps from Transport, Big Guns from DSR, DEC, a rep from Lotteries West, the City - ranging from planners to reserve staff, ABUG, Dept of Planning, range of community reps inc local schools, and XC and DH crew.
Nic did a great job of giving the detail and Troy wowed the crowd with energy and positive ways to move forward. Rod Annear told us all the constraints yet made it clear that through good partnerships and planning these could be addressed - a really positive message that got a lot of skeptics on board.
$100 000 has been announced for funding the Trail Hub Master Plan and the consultants brief we be released shortly. This will involve getting a steering committee together that will probably draw from people at the forum and keep that energy flowing.