Infrastructure Projects across the LGA

The Dubbo Region is the hub of Central and Western New South Wales. The Mitchell and Newell Highways link the region to Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide for road freight and transport. These links are confirmed through air and rail freight and transport. The Dubbo region boasts a large existing skilled workforce, accessibility via its major roads, rail and airport and the necessary community infrastructure to make this region a vital centre for the wider regional population in terms of major services and business support.

Construction is happening in the Dubbo Regional Council area with many new projects proposed in and around but not limited to the CBD of Dubbo. The Dubbo Regional Council area boasts many project to see hundreds of millions of dollars spent on development within the region.

Economic Development Officers in the Dubbo Regional Council can assist you with data and information to assist you in project development via or a call 02 6801 4000 to either meet with a duty planner about planning regulation requirements or an Economic Development Officer to discuss your developments.

The below table provides information on the proposed development applications that the Dubbo Regional Council is aware of and the progress those applications have made through the planning process. The table provides investors and the community with information about what development is happening in and around Dubbo Regional Council.


Table 1 Development Projects in Dubbo Regional Council Area




166 Brisbane Street

$1.95 million Two storey office building

D17-494 approved


Premier Lane

$9 million construction cost Full project to be valued at $11 million

20-residence development and retail


Regional Organics Processing Plant

$7 million construction

8 full time and 6 part time positions; Generate $30-40 million to the economy over ten years

D16-173(2) approved


Erskine Street Pump Station Upgrade

$7.3 million

constructed – Part 5

Macquarie Rapid Build Prison

More than 200 staff (NSW Government Justice)



Wind Farms and 4 wellington Solar Farms



Toongi Alkane Dubbo Project


approved – NSW Dept., of Planning

Dubbo City Regional Airport

$6.685 million

50 construction jobs

current $10M Runway Strengthening and lighting upgrade and $8M General Aviation Upgrade and Aeromedical Facility


Royal Flying Doctor Service

$4.25 million

Multi-purpose aeromedical, aviation and tourism facility

D16-308(3) approved

Dubbo Regional Livestock Markets

$6.6 million Opened August 2017 144 extra sale pen equivalents, 2 new undercover air draft systems, additional weighbridge (twice the capacity than the original)

$1.3 million

Truck wash – in development



Wellington Caves Visitor Experience Centre

$3.8 million

proposed – not submitted

Dubbo Regional Botanic Garden Adventure Playground


proposed – not submitted

Maas Group Family Properties

200 serviced apartments, 90 residential apartments, retail and commercial office space

proposed – not submitted

STARJEST 51 lot subdivision Sheraton Road $2,040,000


D16-363 – under consideration


1 Tony McGrane Place 72 serviced apartments


D16-442(2) approved

Palmer Street Subdivision $2,898,000


D17-199 – under consideration (L&E Court action)

Club Dubbo $7,740,000


D17-415 – under consideration

Lazy River Function Centre


D17-443 – under consideration

61 Darling St 24 unit boarding house $1,200,000


D17-664 – under consideration

Hungry Jacks 156 Darling Street $1,600,000


D18-111 – under consideration

34 Hawthorn Street

4 industrial units $1,040,000

D18-115 – under consideration

RSL LifeCare “Horisons”

$12 million 42 bedroom aged care facility and 18 bedroom dementia wing Villas increased 120 to 200

Generate 78 jobs

proposed – not submitted


Dubbo Hospital $150 million

Stage 3 and 4 New emergency department and acute medical, new renal dialysis unit, a new critical care floor and expansion of the oncology unit


NSW Dept. Planning

Maranatha House

$1.98 million Centre based child care facility

D17-654 under consideration

Wellington Outdoor Recreation facility

(Swimming Pool)

13A Nanima Crescent

$7.5 million

D17-499 JRPP determination 8 March ‘18

Taronga Western Plains Zoo

$7.8 Million 10 Serviced Apartments and alterations/additions to existing guest house.

D17-501 approved



$8 million Café

D17-608 under consideration


$1 million Bike and cart hire facility

D17-651 approved


$9 million African Lion Pride Lions exhibit


NSW Rural Fire Service

$16.2 million Emergency services facility (training facility and accommodation)

D17-667 under consideration

John Walkom Icanso

$34.987 million Mixed use development comprising of commercial premises – tourism, business and conference

26 residential and 61 serviced apartments

D17-671 under consideration

61 Darling Street

Boarding House




You can track the progress of development applications, construction certificates and complying development certificates here.


Last Edited: 10 Apr 2018

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