The DSR has funded Colin Brown to consult with the cycling community in WA with a view to identify the current issues facing cycling in WA and to suggest options that maximise the opportunities for cycling in WA.
The report suggests a State Coordinating Body for the activety of Cycling with a suggested name of “Cycle West” funded for three years at $300000 per year, as follows:
1. Establish a State Coordinating Body for the activity of cycling in WA (Cycle West),
which would take responsibility for:
a. the development of a macro plan (including a coordinated calendar of events)
for the WA Cycling Community;
b. relationships with government agencies for the WA cycling community;
c. relationships with the variety of associations, clubs and groups that make up the
WA cycling community;
d. direction of government funds to the cycling community;
e. advocacy role (incorporating the BTA);
f. provide communication and support to and for the WA cycling community;
g. streamlining aspects such as multi disciplined membership, insurance, risk
management for events etc; and
h. providing support (office space, financial management etc) to smaller
(volunteer) groups such as Cycle Touring Association.
2. Government provides funding through DSR, to provide and support the human
resource required to implement Recommendations 1 for a period of no less than three
years to maximise the momentum that has been established.
3. The Minister for Sport and Recreation approaches his Ministerial colleagues to
develop a more effective approach to coordinate the interface between the various
government agencies and the WA cycling community
The presentation given on the 30th June is here Powerpoint Presentation – Cycling Ingegration – it makes for interesting reading for people interested in structural change….