Dubbo - why we love to live and work here
What comes to mind when you think of Dubbo?
For those who haven’t been before, the answer is typically, the fabulous (and world famous!) Taronga Western Plains Zoo. But that’s often where their knowledge ends.
There is so much more to this regional city that makes it a great place to visit, and live.
Besides the obvious ways in which it trumps city living (affordability, wide open spaces, no traffic) it can give you a truly unique lifestyle, for the whole family to enjoy.
A regional hub
Dubbo is the unofficial capital city of Western New South Wales, servicing a huge catchment of the population. It has all the services and facilities needed for the region, as it acts as a hub for most services - education, business, retail and medical.
Because of this, it is easily accessible - by plane, train or car. Dubbo City Regional Airport has flights running multiple times a day to and from Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Newcastle, Brisbane and Broken Hill.
It’s also got amazing restaurants, accommodation, markets, fashion retailers, parks and facilities.
Delroy Park itself is minutes a shopping centre and several medical facilities, as well as the Macquarie Anglican Grammar School.
It’s around 15 minutes to Dubbo Base Hospital, five minutes to the airport and even less to award winning coffee and food.
Whether you want a big family home, or you’re looking to retire in luxury, the affordability of house prices in Dubbo means you get real value for money.
For what you might pay for a one bedroom apartment in Sydney you can build a brand new four bedroom home, with a big backyard, 4 minutes from the CBD.
It’s also a great place to invest. Despite the market experiencing a dip in most areas of the country, Dubbo has recorded consistent growth.
Land is available in Delroy Park starting from $140,000. You’ll have your choice of architects, builders, tradespeople and landscapers at your fingertips.
Dubbo is a place where beautiful farmland sits within minutes of cafes and restaurants.
There is only limited congestion at peak times of day, because as the city grows, so too do the developments. There is space to expand.
Everything is accessible - one end of Dubbo to the other is a 15 minute trip (we used to boast ten minutes but we think we’re pushing that now!), so you’re never having to travel very far. This isn’t because it’s a ‘tiny town’ - more that we’ve had good planning. There are major shopping centres where you need them, and just enough traffic to get away with more roundabouts than traffic lights, keeping things moving.
Because Delroy Park is so close to the Golf Course, and on a rise looking down over the rest of the city, you get the feeling that you’re away from it all.
It is a very relaxing, tranquil place to live.
What else is around
Dubbo is centrally located - if you need to get out of town for the weekend, you don’t have to go too far to get a taste of something new.
How about a weekend touring wineries and hatted restaurants in Mudgee? Camping in the Warrumbungle National Park? Or fishing along the river or at Burrendong Dam - all are within a two hour drive.
Delroy Park is lucky enough to be a few minutes from the Taronga Western Plains Zoo (we had to mention it!) As a resident, you can become a ‘zoo friend’ - where you pay for an annual pass. Not only does this give you unlimited entry to Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo (and it’s walking paths and adventure playground) you also have entry into Taronga Zoo Sydney and other zoos across Australia.
We’re really proud of the community we’ve built in Delroy Park, and the contribution that we have made to the City of Dubbo. It’s a different city than the one we broke ground in 20 years ago - and that’s why we love living here.
We’ve seen Dubbo balance growth with a great community atmosphere. It’s cosmopolitan when it needs to be (with a hidden cocktail bar and an A+ coffee culture) but also relaxed.
For more information, check out what it’s like to live in Delroy Park.