Council’s Sporting Asset Coordinator Wes Giddings said that the removal of 14 trees in between Victoria Park 2 and 3 ovals is the first step in implementing the Victoria Park Master Plan, which will improve accessibility of one of the region’s most significant sporting precincts.
“A new, formalised carpark was incorporated into the overall design of the Victoria Park Master Plan which was successful in receiving funding from the Stronger Country Community (Round 2) grants as part of the redevelopment of the Victoria Park Sporting Precinct,” Mr Giddings said.
“The Master Plan identified a community need for safe, off-street parking which would improve the appeal and access to the sporting precinct,” he said.
The new car park will be asphalt sealed and will consist of 70 car spaces, including two dedicated disabled spaces and one bike rack.
“The works will start with the removal of 14 trees which will be replaced with an offset planting elsewhere on the site, including the within the carpark itself,” Mr Giddings said.
“While Council understands that tree removal is often an unfortunate part of re-development, the formalisation of the new carpark will significantly improve the level of service delivery to the community. It is also believed that the community will be pleased with the results once the Master Plan is finalised and one of the district’s premier sporting districts will be more functional and aesthetically pleasing,” he said.
The removal of the trees has been scheduled to commence the week commencing the 14 May, with the construction of the carpark beginning in late May 2018.
“Council will endeavour to minimise disruption to the public while the works are taking place and apologise in advance for any inconvenience experienced,” he said.
Source: Dubbo Regional Council