The new relocated Wellington Visitor Information Centre was officially opened on Tuesday, August 11 2020 by Mayor of the Dubbo Region, Councillor Ben Shields.
Councillor Shields said the upgrade and relocation of the centre was an important and exciting project, funded by Council in support of local tourism.
“The new centre provides an improved visitor experience with enhanced retail space, devoted to promoting the tourism attractions in Wellington and the wider Dubbo Region,” he said
“Wellington has so much to offer our tourists, it’s important to create a visitor information centre that is prominent and easy to access. We hope this centre will encourage those who are stopping in the region to stay an extra night or two which will help boost the local economy,” said Councillor Shields.
The new centre is located alongside award-winning Cameron Park and the new Wellington Aquatic Leisure Centre, on the corner of Nanima Crescent and Warne Street. The centre showcases the well-known tourism attractions such as the wonderful and unique Wellington Caves, Lake Burrendong – three times the size of Sydney Harbour, the majestic Mount Arthur Ranges with walking trails; plus a few hidden gems such as, Fern Gully Arboretum and information about Wellington’s rich heritage.
The visitor information centre has a large range of local artisan food produce from across the region and as its new location is adjacent to the Council Administration Building, Council encourages locals and visitors alike to head in and shop the home-grown produce.
“The support of the local community will make all the difference to our local producers, we encourage the community to head in and buy the great variety of local products,” said Councillor Shields.
Tuesday’s (August 11 2020) event was also attended by Dubbo Regional Councillor and Chair of the Culture, Economic and Corporate Committee, Greg Mohr, Dubbo Regional Council’s CEO, Michael McMahon, Manager of Economic Development and Marketing, Josie Howard along with visitor information staff.
The Wellington Visitor Information Centre welcomes on average over 15,000 people a year through the doors. The friendly Council staff are excited to provide local information, regional produce and wellington souvenirs in this fantastic new facility, the centre is open under COVIDSafe guidelines 7 days a week from 9am to 5pm.