Redevelopment underway at Dumaresq Dam

14th Feb 2023

Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall and Armidale Regional Council Mayor Sam Coupland have turned the first ceremonial sods of soil to formally commence construction work of the $3.9 million Dumaresq Dam Recreation Area redevelopment.
Dumaresq Dam will be closed to the public for approximately six months while the construction works take place. Local contractor JNC Group Indigenous Contractors has secured the contract for the works.
The redevelopment includes a new contemporary amenities block, picnic shelters and barbecue facilities, bitumen internal roads, camping and parking areas as well as long bay parking near the upgraded boat ramp.
Armidale Regional Council Mayor Sam Coupland said this is a perfect start to 2023 and marked an important milestone for the Dumaresq Dam reserve and for the region.
“Council has worked hard to develop a strategy that will drive jobs and growth and put our region on the map as a destination that is on the move and open for business,” Cr Coupland said.
“An important part of that strategy is providing world class amenities and attractions like the Dumaresq Dam Reserve that supports growth and provides an enticing proposition for families considering a move to regional NSW and to visitors to our region.”