PARK WORKS TO BOOST DUBBO’S BIG EVENT PITCH
will begin next month to construct an international standard sporting field at
Dubbo’s Victoria Park No 1 Oval.
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
new sand-based playing surface will assist Dubbo Regional Council in bidding
for major sporting events at Victoria Park.
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.
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.
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
Shields said the new playing surface would also benefit local sporting groups
using the oval for their matches.
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.
of Victoria Park is part of the largest capital investment in decades that is
driving confidence in the future of the Dubbo Region.”
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.
Last Edited: 17 Jan 2020