The development applications for the Dubbo Regional Sports Hub have been submitted to Dubbo Regional Council.
The hub will be developed on Charles Sturt University land, with Stage 1 involving the construction of a $25.3 million PCYC and Multi Indoor Sport Facility featuring a combination of basketball, gymnastics, indoor hockey, netball, futsal and volleyball courts, providing an all-weather venue for sporting participants of all levels.
Following the completion of site investigation, planning and designs, DAs for the complex and early works have been submitted to council for assessment, which Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders said is an exciting milestone.
“This first stage of the Dubbo Regional Sports Hub will provide much needed indoor facilities to enable increased sports participation, attract major regional events and support the next generation of sporting talent.” Mr Saunders said.
“Local input is vital, and community groups and state sporting organisations have been engaged throughout the planning and design phases to ensure the facility meets current and future sporting needs for the entire region.
“It’s fantastic to see the project gathering momentum. I look forward to the hundreds of local construction jobs and the boost to our local economy the project will provide.”
PCYC CEO Dominic Teakle said the club will be an amazing facility for the region.
“PCYC has served the community of Dubbo for more than 50 years and this development recognises PCYC’s role in managing sport and recreation facilities while providing vital life-changing programs in partnership with NSW Police”, he said.
Charles Sturt University Director of External Engagement for Dubbo, James McKechnie, said the organisation has been involved in the concept since inception.
“It’s envisaged the university’s Dubbo campus will form an active part of the precinct development, with many opportunities for combined usage,” Mr McKechnie said. “The provision of the land for the facility is another example of Charles Sturt University’s commitment to the region.”