Wellington Caves will be able to offer a unique educational experience thanks to significant funding provided by the NSW Government.
Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders joined with staff from Dubbo Regional Council on Friday to announce a $400,000 grant as part of the Stronger Country Communities Fund.
Mr Saunders said the funding will be used to boost numbers at the recently-opened visitors centre at the Caves.
“The visitors centre was a $4.2 million project which the NSW Government contributed $3.8 million towards as part of the money given to Dubbo Regional Council when the merger happened,” Mr Saunders said.
“This $400,000 from the Stronger Country Communities Fund will allow the council to proceed with the installation of an interactive exhibition zone in the visitors centre which will appeal to families and school groups, and in turn increase visitation rates to the caves.
“The Wellington Caves are one of the most unique tourist locations we have in the Dubbo electorate, but aside from that it is one of our most important environmental areas.
“It is important that we are able to provide an experience that genuinely tells of the history of this important piece of Wiradjuri country.
“It’s a very exciting development and one that I am proud to be able to make a reality through this funding.”