Media releases

23 Dec 2016   Cobbora and Boothenba roads reopened to all traffic
Dubbo Regional Council has completed works on a number of roads in the region which have now been reopened to all traffic.
23 Dec 2016   Intersection to be closed while significant road work conducted
The Fitzroy Street and Myall Street intersection will be closed to all traffic from Tuesday 3 January until Tuesday 24 January to repair sections of pavement that have reached the end of their useful life.
Highway traffic on Cobra Street, Dubbo
21 Dec 2016   Holiday travellers reminded to take care on the roads
Speeding increases your chance of having a crash, and increases the risk of serious injury or death if you do crash.
Dubbo Regional Council's Wellington based Rangers Colleen Carney and Gavin Borham holding a kitten and puppy
21 Dec 2016   New rangers at Wellington, public reminded pets not just for Christmas
Wellington has welcomed two new Rangers and the team at Dubbo Regional Council is reminding people that pets should not be on anyone’s last minute Christmas shopping list.
Christmas deer and tree decorations at Church Street Rotunda in Dubbo
21 Dec 2016   Community encouraged to help keep Dubbo looking great
Council's Manager Social Services John Watts said it was excellent to see Dubbo looking so great at this time of year and encouraged everyone to work together to ensure it stayed that way for visiting friends and relatives.
20 Dec 2016   Council Meeting Outcomes – December 2016
Compensation consideration arising from the Boil Water incident in Dubbo; Presentation of the Financial Statements for period 1 July 2015- 12 May 2016; Dubbo Regional Sports Council; Development of Wellington Pool Master Plan
14 Dec 2016   Economic and community benefits to flow from $9 million Stronger Communities Fund
Dubbo Regional Council will endorse the allocation of $9 million provided to the new Council from the NSW Stronger Communities Fund to 10 major projects to kick start new developments in Dubbo, Wellington and surrounding villages.
14 Dec 2016   Exciting new ways to promote Wellington
Wellington will become the latest member of The Rhino Adventure and launch a guide for visitors and new residents showcasing the best of what Wellington has to offer.
14 Dec 2016   Nominations for 2017 Australia Day Awards extended
The deadline for nominations for the 2017 Australia Day Awards for Dubbo and Wellington has been extended to January 6.
14 Dec 2016   Council reflect on career as Director is farewelled
Dubbo Regional Council reflect on the remarkable career of Director Technical Services Stewart McLeod after 36 years of service.
13 Dec 2016   Eighteen community groups to receive financial assistance
At an extraordinary meeting of Dubbo Regional Council on Monday 12 December it was decided to formally endorse $15,000 worth of grants to 18 community groups.
13 Dec 2016   Council Committee Meeting Outcomes – December 2016
Council Policy on Flooding in Geurie; Results of Public Submissions on proposed Pipeline from Burrendong Dam to Dubbo; Civil Infrastructure Works requiring tree removals and replacements; Increased vegetation clearance zones at Myall Street Reservoir; Wellington Correctional Centre Expansion Opportunities Paper and Action Plan; Applications for Event Development Fund (EDF) and Major Sponsor Program (MESP) - Stream 2.
9 Dec 2016   Regional Platters serves up boost for agribusiness
Regional producers and agricultural businesses have been given help and guidance on how to connect with a range of key markets at the Regional Platters Tours workshops.
8 Dec 2016   A pet should not be a last minute Christmas gift
There is often a spike in the number of unwanted and stray cats and dogs being surrendered to the Dubbo City Animal Shelter around Christmas time.
8 Dec 2016   Make a splash with special pool party package
Summer celebrations just got more exciting with Dubbo Regional Council now offering a party package for Dubbo Aquatic and Leisure Centre.
8 Dec 2016   Public choose design for Lunar Park playground
Dubbo Regional Council wishes to thank everybody who voted on their favourite playground design, to be installed as part of the redevelopment of Lunar Park.
8 Dec 2016   Rhino Adventure comes to Wellington
The Rhino Adventure, a major visitor campaign aimed at leveraging from the Taronga Wild! Rhino Trail to entice Sydneysiders to take a journey out west, has come to Wellington.
7 Dec 2016   Support local businesses with the myDubbo card
Dubbo Regional Council is introducing the myDubbo shopping card, an EFTPOS based gift card aimed at keeping money within the local Dubbo economy, just in time for Christmas.
6 Dec 2016   Cameron Park suspension bridge closed until further notice
The bridge was closed for public safety reasons after the recent flooding of the Bell River.
6 Dec 2016   Pick up a perfect present and support local producers
The Dubbo Visitors Information Centre has created a festive way to support and promote local businesses while also offering great ideas for Christmas gifts.
6 Dec 2016   92 businesses join in award winning project
Ninety two businesses across NSW have signed up to participate in this coming year's Free Cuppa for the Driver scheme.
2 Dec 2016   Year in review provides snapshot of achievements for new Council
Dubbo Regional Council Administrator Michael Kneipp said that the “Year in Review” report released today provides a fascinating glimpse into the achievements of the local government area (LGA) over the last financial year.
2 Dec 2016   Council urges caution as priority roadwork continues
The flood damaged Cobbora Road from Wellington to Elong will remain closed to all but local traffic only for several weeks. Motorists should exercise caution if they need to use the road.
2 Dec 2016   Dubbo welcomes FlyPelican flights to Canberra
The news that FlyPelican will commence direct air services between Dubbo and Canberra is further proof that Dubbo is capitalising on its strategic location and investment in the Dubbo City Regional Airport.
1 Dec 2016   Photo / footage opportunity - Smile! It’s Christmas
Dubbo Regional Council is celebrating Christmas in 2016 with a number of special events and projects.
30 Nov 2016   Mobile phone ban for P2 drivers
P2 provisional licence holders can no longer use mobile phones while driving or riding in any capacity whatsoever from Thursday 1 December 2016.
29 Nov 2016   Public urged to have say on essential part of Dubbo’s future
The Dubbo Street Tree Master Plan, on public exhibition until 5pm on 2 December 2016, will provide a strategic approach to the long term improvement of the aesthetics of the City.
29 Nov 2016   Drinking water not affected by blue-green algae warning
The blue-green algae warning issued for Burrendong Dam does not affect Wellington, Geurie and Dubbo’s drinking water.
29 Nov 2016   Council Meeting Outcomes – November 2017
Quarterly Review of the 2016/2017 Dubbo Social Plan, annual progress report for Landfill Gas Capture System at Whylandra Waste and Recycling Centre, and subdivision of Whylandra Waste Depot to create additional Lot for lease for organics processing.
28 Nov 2016   Collaboration brings Christmas decorations to life
The Dubbo Ignite programme is getting ready to launch the Smile! It’s Christmas campaign for 2016 and the construction of the Christmas decorations is already underway.
25 Nov 2016   High level of organic matter in water poses no risk to public health
Residents experiencing a change in taste or odour of their water that the water is safe to drink and Council is working to rectify the situation.
23 Nov 2016   Tenders for construction of new Playmates Cottage building to be invited
Tenders will open this week for construction of new Playmates Cottage building
23 Nov 2016   Council Committee Meeting Outcomes - November 2016
Dubbo Regional Council held meetings of the Works and Services Committee and the Finance and Policy Committee on Monday 21 November 2016 in Dubbo.
23 Nov 2016   Great day at Geurie for Evocities MTB Series
Dubbo leg of mountain bike competition a big success
23 Nov 2016   Flying foxes visit Victoria Park
Flying foxes have made a home in Victoria Park
23 Nov 2016   Timeframe for submissions on Dubbo Street Tree Master Plan extended
Submissions on the Dubbo Street Tree Master Plan are open until 2 December
18 Nov 2016   Financial Assistance Program applications closing soon
Eligible community organisations have until 5pm on Friday 25 November 2016 to apply for a share in $15,000 in Dubbo Regional Council’s Financial Assistance Program.
16 Nov 2016   Teaching Learner drivers to be safe drivers
Teaching someone to drive can be a happy experience
16 Nov 2016   Dubbo Sports Awards recognise achievements of clubs and individuals
The Dubbo Sports Awards are given to clubs, individuals and community groups
15 Nov 2016   Boil Water Notice lifted after contamination identified and removed
Boil water notice lifted after contamination identified and removed
14 Nov 2016   North Dubbo remains on Boil Water Notice while action plan is undertaken
North Dubbo remains on Boil Water Notice
14 Nov 2016   Boil Water Alert remains in place
The boil water alert will remain in place
11 Nov 2016   Rygate Park redevelopment a boost for Wellington
The redevelopment of Rygate Park is moving along
11 Nov 2016   Wellington Caves Complex master plan closer to completion
The Wellington Caves Complex master plan is closer to completion
11 Nov 2016   Changes to Barden Park permit fees
Council has changed the fees for Barden Park permits
11 Nov 2016   Geurie pool opening soon
Geurie pool is ready to use
11 Nov 2016   Registrations for MTB closing soon
Registrations for the Dubbo leg of the Evocities MTB are closing soon
11 Nov 2016   Share the road safely at harvest time
As harvest starts make sure to stay safe on the road
10 Nov 2016   Investigations clear part of area affected by Boil Water Notice
Dubbo Regional Council Director of Technical Services Stewart McLeod advises that the area affected by the Boil Water Notice has been reduced after extensive investigations and testing were carried out to identify and isolate the contamination.
9 Nov 2016   Staff working to isolate contamination
Dubbo Regional Council staff are focusing on identifying and isolating the source of the water contamination

Last Edited: 09 Jan 2017

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