Thursday, May 30, 2024

Dubbo showground to transform for touch footy cup

Dubbo Regional Council (DRC) will convert the Dubbo Showground into hundreds of sites for caravan and motorhome accommodation in preparation for the NSW Touch Junior State Cup.

The sporting event, which will be held from the 23 – 25 February 2024, will see more than 7,000 people converge on the Dubbo region for the three day tournament. 

The event brings together teams from across the state including Sydney Metropolitan, Western NSW, Northern NSW, Central Coast, Mid North Coast and the North Coast of NSW.

“Accommodation providers in Dubbo and the surrounding towns were quickly snapped up following the announcement of the event returning to Dubbo,” said Council Manager of Regional Events, Linda Christof.

“Council has been actively working on having the Dubbo Showground as an option for caravans and motorhomes, providing families with another accommodation alternative.

“This is the first time we have used the Dubbo Showground specifically as an accommodation option for a major event.

“It’s a great example of how our facilities can be flexible with some innovation and creative thinking in order to boost accommodation offerings in our region for major events like the Junior State Cup,” she said.

Council will release 100 caravan and motorhome sites at the Showground for participants of the event. This is expected to accommodate over 400 people, said Ms Christof.

If demand is high, Council will release more sites, she said.

“We are sure a lot of families planning to attend the event will take up this opportunity and stay at the Dubbo Showground. It’s affordable and provides a great central location for families attending the event,” Ms Christof said.

Sites will cost $220 per site plus a booking fee and are only available for the 23 – 25 February 2024. Sites are for caravan and motorhomes only.

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