Wellington Caves Complex master plan closer to completion

The completion of Stage 1 of the Wellington Caves Holiday Complex Master Plan is a step closer with work carried out thanks to $740,000 in funding under the NSW Government’s Restart NSW Cobbora Transition Fund.

The project included the total refurbishment of 14 high-end cabins, upgrading the camping area, improved signage on the highway and the refurbishment of an entry to the complex.

Dubbo Regional Council’s Asset Manager Buildings, Stephen Parish, said that seven of the cabins were fitted out with decks overlooking the golf course, which gives guests a fantastic view.

“There is a new outdoor kitchen area beside the pool, a new barbecue area, shelter, tables and seating,” Mr Parish said.

“Fire pits were installed in collaboration with the Wellington Correctional Services community service program, using bluestone from Percy Street.”

“There are also plans to install a new pool.”

“The cabins, camping area and improved signage will help lure more visitors to the Wellington Caves Complex which means the completion of this project will have a number of benefits to the community.”

“The anticipated benefits from the completion of this project include an estimated increase in cave tours of 15 per cent, up to 4,500 tours per year, and an estimated increase in overnight visitation of 20 per cent, which is 1600 overnight stays per year.

“The increase in tourism and visitation will have flow on effects for Wellington with an expected additional spend in the community from the increase in overnight stays,” Mr Parish said.

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

The project is expected to be complete in early 2017.

Media contact:
Dubbo Regional Council Asset Manager Buildings Stephen Parish (02) 6801 4000.

Last Edited: 11 Nov 2016

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