The State Member for Dubbo Troy Grant has welcomed the decision by the Dubbo Regional Council to proceed with the development of Victoria Park and relocation of and the development of a master plan for the new Dubbo Cycle track.
'As the local Member I am proud to have delivered the funding for this important investment into our communities sporting infrastructure, that will bring thousands to our city and the economic benefits that visitation brings.'
Mr Grant said. The $8 million State Government grant will deliver an upgraded playing surface to accommodate for the first time Level 1 events, provide outstanding facilities for local sporting teams and compliment the other sporting infrastructure the city has, making it the envy of other Regional centres.
Excitingly the working party will be able to not only identify a new home for the Dubbo Cycle club it's track and criterium circuit but in addition develop a master plan for further investment post the current grant amount.
The member for Dubbo said, 'It is important that the history of the Dubbo Cycle club will be recognised in the redevelopment of Victoria Park No 1 oval as well as giving them new modern and standalone facilities, its a win win great outcome. I thank the Dubbo Sports Council for their vision and support for this project.'
The Member for Dubbo announced the successful grant in August and the money is in the Council's bank account. Mr Grant also hit back at suggestions the project took people by surprise.
Council has been in discussions with the Cycle Club about relocation options since 2010, while the Mayor was on Council, and consultation with the club has been continuing since that time.
It was in fact Council that first applied for funding from the federal government in 2011 to relocate the Cycle Club from Victoria Park to another location. "While the Council has been trying to progress the relocation of the Cycle Club for several years, I have delivered the funding to make it a reality, upgrading Victoria Park and supporting the relocation of the Cycle Club.
"It's up to them to now get on with the job of delivering the first-class sporting facilities our community deserves," Mr Grant said.
Source: The Office of the Hon. Troy Grant MP