Dubbo Regional Council has released the first concept design plans showing the riverside events precinct.
The event precinct is part of a $3.5 million project which includes the Old Dubbo Gaol Heritage Plaza and the Wiradjuri Tourism Centre.
The precinct includes contained event staging for up to 300 people, or the option to reverse it and have an open stage with a capacity of 10,000.
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It's been designed to withstand a one in 100 year flood event and is expected to attract year-round events.
LahzNimmo Architects has been identified as the preferred architectural firm to undertake the next phase of the project, which is to provide detailed design of the Macquarie River Event Precinct, and associated amenities.
Acting mayor Stephen Lawrence said the event space would help Dubbo Regional Council attract large-scale events, with amenities already in place, and the capacity to 'plug and go' for performers.
"We already have a great facility in the Dubbo Regional Theatre and Convention Centre, but this space will allow for up to 10,000 people to attend concerts, live performances, and other events. It's also in an ideal location, utilising the beautiful Macquarie River, and being close enough to Dubbo CBD that people can then walk up the hill into town and go out for dinner and drinks after the show," Cr Lawrence said.
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