Popular Nannup Tank to Tank mountain bike trail reopens after being closed for pine harvesting works

Anjelica SmilovitisManjimup-Bridgetown Times
The Tank to Tank mountain bike trail in Nannup has reopened.
Camera IconThe Tank to Tank mountain bike trail in Nannup has reopened. Credit: Mark Hudson

The Tank to Tank trail in Nannup has reopened to the community and visitors after closing momentarily for pine tree harvesting works.

The popular mountain bike trail is part of the Nannup Tank 7 Mountain Bike Park, but it and the Tank 7 lookout were closed between Easter and earlier this month while the Forest Products Commission harvested trees at a plantation on Brockman Highway.

Shire of Nannup project manager Mark Hudson said the trail was managed over six weeks during the harvesting operations, with minimal disruptions in place.

The park is located within a working pine plantation, with council, the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions and the FPC working together on its operation.

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“We have had signage closing one trail and warning signs regarding movement of heavy vehicles around the location,” Mr Hudson said.

“FPC minimised any interruption by routing the heavy vehicles through the eastern side of the Mountain Bike Park.”

The shire provided notifications, onsite meetings, and communication throughout the process to minimise conflict with the public and visitors, while signage was erected, and shuttle operators were notified of alternative routes.

“After assessing the trail for any issues, the trail was reopened and publicity to that effect was sent out,” Mr Hudson said.

The Tank to Tank trail and Tank 7 lookout opened in March 2022 as part of the broader park, which offers scenic rocky terrain for mountain biking enthusiasts.

It is a popular 3.4 km-long bike trail situated 2km east of the Nannup townsite.

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