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BARDEN PARK SECURES DUBBO'S PLACE IN SPORTS GLORY

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

 

 

The development of Barden Park into a world class athletics facility is an important step towards fulfilling a long term vision to transform Dubbo into the sporting hub of Western NSW, the Member for Dubbo Troy Grant commented today.

"In time this track will come to rival Homebush and may find itself competing for major athletics events throughout the state and internationally, placing Dubbo firmly on the sporting map," said Mr Grant.

Mr Grant's comments come on the back of an announcement that Dubbo City Council will receive $3.5 million through the Regional Development Australia Fund (RDAF) to construct an 800-seat grandstand and the region’s first international-standard synthetic athletics track at Barden Park. It will also feature undercover seating for 500, a training-function-administration area, modern change facilities, a canteen and internal facilities for 200 athletes.

The NSW Government has made a significant contribution towards the project.

Mr Grant recognised the vital role played by each level of Government working together to bring this project to fruition.

"I am pleased to be able to facilitate the transfer of the land that will be occupied by the Barden Park project from the Crown to ensure that this important piece of community infrastructure will remain in the hands of Dubbo city Council who will act as custodians of the site once construction is completed," said Mr Grant.

Mr Grant attributed the success of this project to the commitment shown by a number of key players including both the Mayor of Dubbo and his Director of Parks and Landcare Services, Murray Wood.

"The significant role played by the Federal Member for Parkes in helping secure the funding should not be overlooked," said Mr Grant.

"I am particularly indebted to my colleagues the Deputy Premier, the Treasurer and the Minister for Primary Industries who continue to demonstrate their commitment to regional NSW by delivering for the Dubbo electorate."


It is anticipated that the project will be completed in 2014.

 


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