A boardwalk will be constructed on the banks of the Macquarie River in Dubbo, with Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders announcing $3 million from the NSW Government’s Public Spaces Legacy Fund has been allocated to the project.
Mr Saunders made the announcement on Thursday, with the project part of a $250 million program aimed at creating a legacy of quality, green and accessible public space to be treasured for generations to come.
“Dubbo Regional Council has come up with the concept for the boardwalk as part of the greater events precinct and I am excited at being able to make it a reality,” Mr Saunders said.
“This project will run for 300m on the shoreline of the river, and will be integrated with the Tracker Riley pathway and the central business district.
“The Government has already given council funding to create the outdoor event area at Ollie Robbins Oval, as part of the wider Destination Dubbo project, and the boardwalk will complement that nicely.”
Dubbo Regional Council’s director of liveability Skye Price said the boardwalk will be an integral feature of the Macquarie River CBD master plan.
“The boardwalk will enable locals and visitors alike to enjoy the natural beauty of the riverfront, right on the doorstep of the CBD,” she said.
“Council is incredibly appreciative of the Open Spaces Legacy Fund because the boardwalk will be designed for all abilities. It will include prominent viewing platforms as well as seating for quite enjoyment and contemplation.”