Adapting to change at Western Plains Regional Council

By Administrator Michael Kneipp

It has been a busy couple of weeks for everyone at Western Plains Regional Council, and I have been impressed with how well everyone seems to be adapting to such a big change.

I have had the opportunity also to get out into the community and see first-hand some of the wonderful projects, developments and events that the region has to offer.

I was thrilled to be able to take part in the announcement of a collaborative project at Apollo House which will see a new amphitheatre and playground equipment installed in Lunar Park.

This project will be built and ready for spring with money from the NSW State Government’s Social Housing fund and with Council chipping in an added $100,000, and I hope it is something the community will treasure.

I also went along to a sod-turning at Dubbo and District Pre-school where Deputy Premier Troy Grant turned the sod for the expansion of the preschool. This is a positive sign that not only is new development continuing to occur, but there is further growth in pre-school options, which is always good for a growing community. 

Confidence in the growth and development of the region is continued to be shown through business investment, with Hudson Homes being the latest to open up shop in Dubbo.

Being a bit of a running enthusiast myself, it was with pleasure that I launched the 2016 Dubbo Stampede at the zoo yesterday. This is a wonderful event that brings many people to the city and seems to be getting bigger every year. If you can’t wait until August, you can always have a warm-up at the mighty Mount Arthur Challenge in Wellington, which will be held on 17 July. 

And finally, I would like to take this opportunity to reiterate that if you have any issues of concern or interest, and would like to bring them to the attention of Council, please do not hesitate to contact either one of Council’s Customer Service Centres (02) 6801 4000 for Dubbo and (02) 6840 1700.

Last Edited: 08 Sep 2016

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