Dubbo's Macquarie Home Stay on track for construction

FULL STEAM AHEAD: Lorna White, Rod Crowfoot, Michael Kneipp and Troy Grant hold the plans for Macquarie Home Stay after the purchase of 3.5 hectares of Crown land for the facility.  Photo: BELINDA SOOLE
FULL STEAM AHEAD: Lorna White, Rod Crowfoot, Michael Kneipp and Troy Grant hold the plans for Macquarie Home Stay after the purchase of 3.5 hectares of Crown land for the facility. Photo: BELINDA SOOLE

Builders are being asked to lodge expressions of interest by May 19 to construct the first stage of Macquarie Home Stay at Dubbo.

The facility will provide affordable accommodation for people travelling to Dubbo for treatment at its public hospital.

It will be built on 3.5 hectares of land bounded by  Cobbora Road, Tony McGrane Way and Yarrandale Road, largely through a $3.3 million grant from the Restart NSW Cobbora Transition Fund.

Stage one will include 14 guest rooms with shared self-catering kitchen facilities and a communal living room.  

“Being the first stage, there is an enormous amount of infrastructure to be established, and in conjunction with the other ancillary buildings, the building contract on offer is very substantial,” managing director Rod Crowfoot said. “A project of this size will create new employment opportunities.”