The QMTBC had a meeting with the council last week about the Fernhill Loop track and the council confirmed that they are taking the track over from DoC. On the Fernhill side the broom has taken over and those native trees have blocked the trail in-between the two clearings. QLDC are going to temporarily 'close' the Fernhill end of the trail as they do not have the funds to clear it. This means that it will remain as it is and just won't have any signage or maintenance. If and when maintenance funding becomes available the Queenstown Mountain Bike Club will work with QLDC to make sure the trail is made as good as it can be. We want to keep the beech forest singletrack as it is (no diggers!) and would love to re-route the Fernhill side to make it an epic loop! If anyone out there is interested in sponsoring the work required please get in touch with the QMTBC .