Kennard Park, Wellington has been upgraded with new fence, seats

Local sporting identities plus government, and council representatives attended the offical opening of the Kennard Pakr upgrades. Photo: Supplied.
Local sporting identities plus government, and council representatives attended the offical opening of the Kennard Pakr upgrades. Photo: Supplied.

Wellington residents will now be able to cheer on their local teams in comfort, style and safety now that the new fencing and seating upgrades at Kennard Park have been completed.

Included in the upgrades was 60 new grandstand seats and a security fence.

The renovations were officially opened June 21 with local sporting figures and government representatives in attendance.

Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister and Federal Member for Calare Andrew Gee said the improvements would be a game changer for players and fans of the codes in Wellington.

"New fencing around the field will improve safety for both players and spectators, putting the ball back in their court," Mr Gee said.

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Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said an additional 60 grandstand seats would make the park a better venue for spectators and attract more competitive matches.

"The new security fencing around the perimeter will also help local clubs collect entry fees from patrons by reducing the number of unofficial entry points, giving back to our local sports clubs," Mr McCormack said.

Dubbo Regional Council Mayor Ben Shields said the safer facilities would better cater to the numerous clubs and schools that train and play at the park throughout the year.

"Thanks to the Australian Government's generous contribution, we look forward to our local rugby players making use of the new and improved Kennard Park," he said.

The project was jointly funded with the Federal Liberal and Nationals Government providing $200,000, Dubbo Regional Council $12,408 and the Wellington Rugby League Club and Wellington Rugby Union Club $14,000.