Zoo Chat | Bike hire centre redevelopment

Progress: An aerial view of the Hire Centre which is currently undergoing redevelopment.
Progress: An aerial view of the Hire Centre which is currently undergoing redevelopment.

This year has seen a lot of changes at Taronga Western Plains Zoo with the opening of the new Lion Pride Lands precinct as well as the Wild Herds exhibit. The focus has now shifted to the Hire Centre which is currently undergoing redevelopment.

Construction is underway on the redevelopment of the Hire Centre.

Construction is underway on the redevelopment of the Hire Centre.

Riding a bike around TWPZ is a quintessential part of a visit to the Zoo in Dubbo. The old Bike Hire Centre had been around for a long time, so it’s time to redevelop it and improve the area to make hiring a bike or an electric cart easier and quicker for visitors.

The redevelopment of the Hire Centre sees $1.3 million invested in the area to construct new storage areas for the bikes, as well as a charging area for our electric carts. The project also includes the construction of a new ticket booth, installation of security cameras as well as the installation of a 100kw solar system to power the facility and the neighbouring building in the area. 

The new facility will aim to make hiring bikes and electric carts for guests more efficient and will be completed in November 2018.