MOU signed with NCC

Posted by Paul Jennings on October 7, 2017 at 11:15:41 AM

We're really pleased to be able to let everyone know that we signed an MOU (memorandum of understanding) with Nelson City Council on Thursday, which gives a framework for how we will work together as partners in the development of mountain biking in Nelson. It's a pretty big deal. Ian Goldschmidt and Ben Pointer have done a heap of work to get this sorted out.

Here is a bit of background:

NMTBC’s core purpose is to: facilitate, advocate, promote and encourage mountain biking in Nelson.

To support this purpose the club has recently developed a three-year strategic plan that has five key goals:

  1. Strengthen relationships with stakeholders, community groups and club membership.

  2. Lead the development and maintenance of Nelson's mountain bike trails and associated mountain bike assets.

  3. Encourage mountain biking to all Nelson community members through running and supporting events and being a voice for mountain biking.

  4. Create and display community value from mountain biking.

  5. Successfully operate the Wairoa Gorge Bike Park.

One of the core activities to support our strategic plan is ensuring Nelson City Council (NCC) and NMTBC stay aligned in relation to future development of mountain biking in Nelson. Mountain biking as an activity, either as a sport or leisure, is growing quickly and the club believes Nelson needs to be in a position to capitalise on this growth.

The aim of the MOU is to streamline some of our shared processes, so we keep each other informed of what we are doing and planning and ensure a positive and constructive relationship going forward. This agreement will ensure future assets either constructed by the club or council are what the mountain biking community wants and needs and ensure these are suitable for members of the Nelson community. The future for mountain biking in the Nelson Region is bright and very exciting. This MOU will ensure mountain biking in Nelson is well planned and truly world class.

Here is the official NCC media release