Draft 2016/2017 Operational Plan and Budget open for feedback

Western Plains Regional Council’s 2016/2017 draft Operational Plan and Budget are on public exhibition until Wednesday, 21 June, 2016.

The documents are available for download from Council’s website. Contact your nearest Council branch for information on how to access a hard copy. 

The document contains information on the following items:

Parks, reserves, recreation and playgrounds

Council’s Administrator Michael Kneipp said that the draft 2016/2017 Operational Plan and Budget has put aside $392,000 for the refurbishment of the Dubbo Leisure and Aquatic Centre.

“This money will be used to undertake a refurbishment of amenities and replacement of lane ropes and pool blanket,” Mr Kneipp said.

“Other highlights of the budget include allocations for new capital projects valued at $624,500 including playground renewal at Luna Park Playground, Victoria Park irrigation, Dubbo Skate Park replacements and upgrades to fencing at Bi-Centennial Park in Wellington,” he said.

“$25,000 has been allocated to replace the external verandah floor on the Jockey Club at Wellington Showground and a further $33,000 has been allocated for a fence at the Wongarbon tennis courts,”

“It is also planned to continue the Parks and Garden Improvement Programme with projects totalling $1.2M scheduled over the next four years,” he said.

Waste Services

Regular users of the Whylandra Waste and Recycling Centre and the Wellington Waste Transfer Station are encouraged to have their say on Council’s draft Operational Plan and Budget, Administrator Michael Kneipp said.

“The draft budget has earmarked $8.12M for the construction of capital works and provision of waste services for the LGA,”

“Part of this allocation will be used for the rehabilitation of landfill sites in Wellington and the Villages,” Mr Kneipp said.

“Also, there is a consideration of the potential to construct a Dubbo Regional Organics Processing Plant, however this is entirely subject to the results of community consultation and Council determination,” he said.

Water Supply Services

Administrator Michael Kneipp said that two significant capital projects for Water Services are planned for completion in the draft 2016/2017 Operational Plan and Budget.

“Of great interest to the community is the completion of the rockramp and fishway at South Dubbo Weir, a project that addresses public safety by reducing the risk of drowning at the site, as well as caters for environmental elements like fish migration,” he said.

“In addition, the Eumungerie Water Supply Scheme, which will connect residents of Eumungerie and Mogriguy to Dubbo’s water supply system, is scheduled for completion,” he said.

$8.76M has been allocated for the completion of these two projects as well as a general renewal of water infrastructure. 


Western Regional Council’s Corporate Communications Team
(02) 6801 4125


Last Edited: 10 Jun 2016

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