PARK WORKS TO BOOST DUBBO’S BIG EVENT PITCH

Work will begin next month to construct an international standard sporting field at Dubbo’s Victoria Park No 1 Oval.

The cycle track will be removed from the oval perimeter and existing turf reused at the new Dubbo Regional Cycling Facility in the latest phase of the Victoria Park Redevelopment Masterplan, funded by a NSW Government Strong Communities Fund grant.

The new sand-based playing surface will assist Dubbo Regional Council in bidding for major sporting events at Victoria Park.

“Our region has a growing reputation for staging significant sporting fixtures and carnivals. The Victoria Number 1 Oval field will now be to international standards which will further boost our credentials in securing national sporting fixtures,” said Mayor of the Dubbo Region Councillor Ben Shields.

“The investment in redevelopment of Victoria Park playing surfaces and facilities only strengthens our ability and capacity to stage high-profile events, growing the number of visitors to the Dubbo Region.

“Victoria Park is a wonderful inner-city open space enjoyed by our residents and visitors for more than 140 years. Implementation of the masterplan, supported by the NSW Government, will give the precinct an exciting future,” Councillor Shields said.

Cr Shields said the new playing surface would also benefit local sporting groups using the oval for their matches.

Dubbo Regional Council CEO Michael McMahon said: “Council’s commitment to build and grow the region is backed by its strong emphasis on capital works projects that will provide services and infrastructure to support development and expansion in the community.

“Redevelopment of Victoria Park is part of the largest capital investment in decades that is driving confidence in the future of the Dubbo Region.”

Due to redevelopment construction works, Victorian Park No 1 Oval precinct car park will be temporarily closed from 3 February for an estimated four months. Sealed areas surrounding the oval will not be available for parking to enable construction vehicle unobstructed access. Alternative parking may be available in the Victoria Park No 2 and No 3 oval surrounds.

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Last Edited: 17 Jan 2020

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