Rygate Park redevelopment a boost for Wellington

Rygate Park has received a significant upgrade to make it the primary sporting facility in Wellington thanks to $800,000 in funding under the NSW Government’s Restart NSW Cobbora Transition Fund.

Dubbo Regional Council’s Project Engineer, Terry Kavanagh, said that recently completed upgrades include the replacement of the irrigation system and the oval’s turf and lighting systems.

“This work represents the first stage of a redevelopment of Rygate Park,” Mr Kavanagh said.

“Council have prepared Staged Management Plans to implement further improvements which will include new toilets, change facilities and storage rooms.

“The completion of this project will have immediate economic benefits including the flow through benefits to surrounding business as a result of increased visitation to the area.

“The project will also be fundamental in maintaining and improving the health of the community with the involvement of community members in sporting activities.

“Social benefits which will flow from the Rygate Park development include the engagement of young people and children in social activities and decreasing isolation of community members by offering a facility capable of supporting a range of sports.

“The development will also position Wellington within the region as the perfect place to hold regional sporting competitions,” Mr Kavanagh said.

The $20 million Cobbora Transition Fund was established to create infrastructure that drives economic growth and productivity in the region.

Media contact:

Dubbo Regional Council Project Engineer Terry Kavanagh (02) 6801 4000.

Last Edited: 11 Nov 2016

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