A $2 million Wiradjuri park will be established in the Dubbo Regional Botanic Garden.
In 2014 a Wiradjuri Park Master Plan was adopted. The tourism development was planned for near the Serisier Bridge.
However, when the crossing for the third bridge was announced for River Street, cutting through the park, Dubbo Regional Council decided to find a new area that would be more peaceful.
In August 2018, council decided to allocate $900,000 from the NSW government towards the Wiradjuri Tourism Experience in Dubbo.
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After consultation with the Dubbo Aboriginal Community Working Party, a site for the project was chosen at Elizabeth Park.
The initial plan was for a space that would be educational, cultural and allow for connectivity. It was to be a place where smaller groups or individuals could come for quiet contemplation.
The area will include feature points such as an amphitheatre to accommodate large groups of people on significant days, a fire pit, information boards and a playground with a serpent theme.
Because of the $1.1 million shortfall in the plan for the Wiradjuri Park Master Plan, the project will be undertaken in stages. The $900,000 stage one of the project will include about 80 per cent of the landscaping works.
The remaining work will be undertaken as funding is made available. Council will seek funding from external bodies.