Three key projects complete for Wellington

Yesterday Mayor of the Dubbo Region Ben Shields and State MP for Dubbo Dugald Saunders officially opened three key projects in the Wellington community.

“I’m very excited to be unveiling the latest projects that have been completed, particularly because they will improve the recreational opportunities for so many residents in the town,” Clr Shields said.

The three projects officially opened were a play space at Walker Crescent, funded by Family and Community Housing, The Rygate Redevelopment Project funded by NSW Government and Dubbo Regional Council and the Pioneer Park lighting project was funded by NSW State Government, Dubbo Regional Sports Council and Wellington Warriors football club.

State MP for Dubbo Dugald Saunders said he was happy to see the projects completed for the community.

“Wellington has been long overdue for some investment in the recreational space, I am pleased the State Government has been able to work with Council to provide such outstanding improvements for the town,” said Mr Saunders.

Walker Crescent Play Space

A collaboration with Family and Community Services (FACS) has delivered a new play space for the community of Walker Crescent, Wellington.

The park has received new play equipment, accessible path to the play space, solar lighting and an automatic underground irrigation system along with new turf to improve the overall area.

The project was funded by FACS to improve the liveability of social housing communities through the Social Housing Community Improvement Fund, with Dubbo Regional Council also contributing funds towards its development. 

Rygate Redevelopment Project Stage 2

Stage 2 Rygate Redevelopment has transformed the recreational space used by many sporting groups across the region.

The redevelopment includes:

6 tennis courts, 4 netball courts, 2 basketball courts, half sized hockey field and 200 lux sporting lighting and a new amenities facility with officials room and 4 storage areas along with a crushed granite car park.

The $1.42m project was funded through NSW Government’s Stronger Communities (Major Projects), Stronger Country Communities Fund (round 1) and Dubbo Regional Council’s capital works budget.

Pioneer Park Lighting Project

Dubbo Regional Council have installed 4 light poles with 20 energy efficient 200lux LED fittings at Pioneer Park in Wellington to allow for night training and the opportunity to host night games for local sporting groups in the future.

The cost to run the new sports lights is approximately a third of the cost of the current systems around the region.

The project is a result of receiving $220,000 from the State Government’s Stronger Community (Major Projects) fund along with the Wellington Soccer Association receiving a community grant of $5,000 from The Stronger Communities (Community) fund.

Last Edited: 02 Jul 2019

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