Macquarie Foreshore Event Precinct and Trails

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Summary: Construction of state-of-the-art outdoor event arenas with dedicated stage area, sound and lighting at Ollie Robbins Oval in Dubbo’s CBD, which will enable the attraction of major year-round events/festivals to Dubbo and ignite new economic growth initiatives in this precinct. The Macquarie Foreshore Event Precinct will provide a purpose-built space (with stage) that will attract events and festivals that Dubbo is currently missing out on due to lack of suitable infrastructure. The construction of tourism infrastructure will deliver economic growth and productivity for both the Dubbo Region with flow-on effects across the NSW economy.

Research, community and industry stakeholder engagement is complete. The preparation in project planning for the Macquarie River Event Foreshore precinct includes completion of a project plan mapping session with internal stakeholders. The completion of a detailed project scope document and a revised architecture plan aligned to the Dubbo CBD Master Plan and based on industry stakeholder feedback.
Stakeholder Engagement completed for the event precinct includes but is not exclusive to the following:

  • Survey Monkey questionnaire sent to 302 members of Dubbo Region Event Network
  • Survey Monkey questionnaire sent to 80 NSW event Industry professionals
  • Survey Monkey questionnaire sent to DNSW Regional Events Department
  • Macquarie River CBD Master Plan feedback & Internal Stakeholder Meeting

udget: Funding available for the Macquarie River Event Precinct is estimated at $3,514,849.

Status: Consultation / Design

Funding: NSW Government - Regional Growth Environment and Tourism Fund

Timeline: The Destination Dubbo project aligns with the requirements of the NSW Restart Fund and, in turn, the Regional Growth: Environment and Tourism Fund timelines. Estimated delivery date will be mid 2022.

Contractor: TBA

Plans: In development 

Media releases (most recent at the top)

Final week to comment on Macquarie River CBD Concepts

Dubbo one step closer to becoming ‘International Ready’

Last Edited: 29 Apr 2020

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