Community input invited on Caves Master Plan

The Draft Wellington Caves Concept Master Plan is currently on Public Exhibition and Caves Coordinator Jodie Anderson says this is an opportunity for the local community to have their say on the future direction of the complex.

“Wellington Caves was successful in securing $2.5 Million from the NSW Stronger Communities Fund for a new Visitor Experience Centre and has recently received an additional $1.3 million of State funding for facility development to support growth in the education market,” Ms Anderson said.

“To ensure this funding is maximised to its full potential in delivering social, cultural and economic benefits, Dubbo Regional Council is investing in the development of a Wellington Caves Master Plan, which has been developed by TRC Tourism following an initial round of targeted stakeholder consultation,” she said.

“The masterplan is very much at a draft stage and Council are keen to gain further input from stakeholders and the community to finalise this very important plan,” she said.

“We want the Wellington Cave Complex to be somewhere that is not just for visitors, but somewhere that locals can enjoy as well,” she said.

“Some of the options we are investigating include a cave and fossil themed playground, walking trails, eye catching highway signage and of course incorporation of the new Visitor Experience Centre,” she said.

“This period of public consultation is a great opportunity for locals to share their ideas, thoughts and feedback on the future of the Wellington Caves.”
Media Contact:
Council’s Corporate Communications (02) 6801 4000

Last Edited: 07 Sep 2017

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