Windsor Parade Pocket park goes to public exhibition

A plan to beautify one of the main entrances to the city of Dubbo is on public exhibition for community feedback.

Council has proposed the beautification of the Windsor Parade Pocket Park that would include the planting of more than 180 advanced trees, irrigation, and the installation of a 400-metre concrete path to finalise the connection between the Orana Mall and Yarrawonga Estate.

Windsor Parade Park is located on the southern boundary of Dulhunty Estate in East Dubbo. It is bounded to the north by Windsor Parade and to the south by the Mitchell Highway.

Due to its proximity to the Mitchell Highway the park has a high level of prominence.

Mayor of the Dubbo Region Ben Shields said the new design provides an opportunity to create an attractive gateway into Dubbo and improve the connectivity of the pedestrian and cycleway network of the City.

“The Windsor Parade Park is one of the first things people see when they drive in to the city from Sydney, the Blue Mountains, Orange and Bathurst so for a lot of people it is their first impression of Dubbo,” Councillor Shields said.

“At the moment that park isn’t a memorable gateway to the city and the drought has taken a toll on some of the trees in that area.

“It provides us with an opportunity to start fresh and utilise a design that is befitting of one of the state’s largest inland cities.”

The plan, which has been favourably received by Dubbo Regional Council’s Street Tree Advisory Committee, would include the planting of 80 advanced Platanus x acerifolia (London Plane Tree) eight Phoenix canariensis (Canary Island Palm) and approximately 100 advanced Eucalyptus sideroxylon (Mugga Iron Bark).

To view the full plan and make a submission, go to Council’s website or visit Council’s office in Dubbo or Wellington. Submissions close Sunday, 21 April 2019.

Last Edited: 09 Apr 2019

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