Finishing touches underway at the Dubbo Regional Botanic Gardens

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Mayor of the Dubbo Region Ben Shields and the State Member for Dubbo Hon. Troy Grant today took a tour of the Dubbo Regional Botanic Garden Nature Based Adventure Playground to observe its progress ahead of the official opening to the public later next month.

“This project will enhance the recreational offering for our whole community, one of the things I am most proud of is the level of inclusiveness which is unprecedented in this region.

“I’d like to thank Troy Grant and the NSW State Government for making such a significant investment of $1.3M toward this exciting project, complete with 40 different play elements including areas specific for toddlers, senior fitness and a variety of inclusive play options,’ said Councillor Shields.

The Adventure Playground has been designed to encourage children of all ages and abilities to socialise, and provide interesting and challenging situations to enable them to gain confidence, coordination, strength and skills.

State Member for Dubbo Hon. Troy Grant said he was very excited to see the project almost complete.

“I’m very proud that the Liberals and Nationals government have contributed to such an inclusive recreational space the whole family can enjoy,” Mr Grant said.

“From the 2m fire pole that I have personally tested, to the sand and water play areas this design has been well thought out, well planned and very well delivered.”

Mayor Clr Shields and Mr Grant completed their tour by planting a Xanthorrhoea glauca (Grass Tree) one of the 800 plants to be planted across the gardens.

Dubbo Regional Council is proud to have engaged local fencing, welding, building, landscaping and turf contractors in order to spend over 60% of the funds locally.

To stay up to date on the official opening of the Adventure Playground visit www.dubbo.nsw.gov.au or like Council on Facebook www.facebook.com/DubboRegionalCouncil/

Media Contact: Kellsey Galea 68 01 4000

Last Edited: 26 Feb 2019

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