After many years of speculation the Dubbo Regional Sports Hub is set to finally get underway.
The development applications for the sporting hub were submitted to Dubbo Regional Council last week.
The hub was announced back in 2018 and will be developed on Charles Sturt University land.
Stage 1 of the project will involve the construction of a $25.3 million PCYC and Multi Sport Indoor Facility featuring a combination of basketball, gymnastics, indoor hockey, netball, futsal and volleyball courts, which will prove an all-weather venue for sporting participants of all levels.
After the completion of site investigation, planning and design, the DAs for the complex and early works were submitted to Dubbo Regional Council for assessment.
Member for Dubbo Dugald Saunders said it is an exciting milestone to finally get the ball moving on the sports hub.
"This first stage of the Dubbo Regional Sports Hub will provide much needed indoor facilities to enable increased sports participation, attract major regional events and support the next generation of sporting talent," he said.
"Local input is vital, and community groups and state sporting organisations have been engaged throughout the planning and design phases to ensure the facility meets current and future sporting needs for the entire region.
"It's fantastic to see the project gathering momentum.
"I look forward to the the hundreds of local construction jobs and boost to our economy the project will provide."
PCYC CEO Dominic Teakle said the organisation will make full use of the facility in the region once construction is completed.
"PCYC has served the community of Dubbo for more than 50 years and this development recognises PCYC's role in managing sport and recreation facilities while providing vital-life changing programs in partnership with NSW Police," he said.
Charles Sturt University Director of External Engagement for Dubbo, James McKechnie said the organisation has been involved in the in concept since it's inception over three years ago.
"It's envisaged the university's Dubbo campus will form an active part of the precinct development, with many opportunities for combined usage," he said
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