Within the next 12 months, residents will start to see the initial works of three new major attractions for Dubbo thanks to NSW Government funding of more than $10 million.
Local MP Dugald Saunders announced plans to develop a new plaza at the front of the Old Dubbo Gaol, construct a new Wiradjuri Cultural Tourism Centre and park at Elizabeth Park and the build an outdoor events space at Ollie Robbins Oval.
The events space at Ollie Robbins will include a permanent, open staging area, with plans for the projects already worked up.
The establishments are a project to encourage further tourism in Dubbo, boosting an already impressive status for 'Destination Dubbo'.
"The new plaza will expand the area out front of the Old Dubbo Gaol," Mr Saunders said.
"The entrance, as it is now, is rather hidden.
"The plaza will also be open during nights and will make an already major tourist attraction directed in our CBD even bigger."
Mr Saunders said they're working closely with members from the Wiradjuri tribe to ensure the cultural centre is as authentic as possible.
"We are communicating with members of the Wiradjuri people. We want the cultural centre to be as authentic as possible. It is for the locals, but it is a tourism centre," he said.
"People want to come and get a real and true experience, so that's what we're working towards."
Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW John Barilaro attended the announcement on Wednesday and said tourism helps local economies.
"These major tourist attractions will help the local economy significantly," Mr Barilaro said.
"As NSW is facing one of the worst droughts on record, these projects are a massive contribution."