Cycle Club facility getting closer to reality

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Last week I had the chance to visit the Dubbo Cycle Club facility and see the progress that is being made there. There is no doubt that when it is completed by the end of the year, Dubbo cyclists are going to have one of the best homes in regional NSW.

Significant progress has been made on all aspects of the project, with the clubhouse, velodrome and criterium track all well underway.

The external brickworks have been completed and the windows installed in the clubhouse and when I stepped inside, workers were focusing on the internal fit out. This is going to be a fantastic place for the club to hold meetings and functions and will provide an unbeatable view during competitions with the big windows that overlook the velodrome.

Speaking of which, the velodrome is getting closer to being sealed. The concrete run-off areas are complete and the perimeter fence is being installed. The final base and trim is scheduled for this week.

Earthworks have been completed on the criterium track and the final trim and survey is scheduled for this week as well.

The track lighting has also arrived and is ready to be installed when it works in with the rest of the activity on site.

Even the car park is progressing well. The kerb and guttering is complete and it is scheduled to be sealed at the end of October.

Being on site again, I was reminded how fantastic this will be for Dubbo. This track will enable the club to hold major state and national events and will help the local juniors to reach their full potential.

There is so much history for the sport in Dubbo and such a track record of members achieving great things. With a top class facility like this, we can ensure that success continues for years to come.

Similarly, the work continues at Victoria Park's No.1 Oval, with the construction of a new clubhouse and amenities.

This ground will become a top quality venue for rugby union and cricket once the upgrades are complete, and will allow the city to host events such as Big Bash matches and Super Rugby games. This would be another great outcome for Dubbo,.

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Last week I had the pleasure of announcing the Great Big Adventure Pass was now on sale, which provides discounted entry to four major tourist attractions around our region; Taronga Western Plains Zoo, the Old Dubbo Gaol, Royal Flying Doctor Service, and the Wellington Caves. It's a great value product that will help drive tourism.

Last Edited: 03 Oct 2019

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