Media releases

19 Jun 2017   Weekly immunisation clinics to start next month
Residents will soon have access to a weekly immunisation clinic, as Dubbo Regional Council prepares to transfer the service to Western NSW Local Health District (LHD) as of June 30.
19 Jun 2017   Improvements to Geurie Pool continue with installation of new tiles
The redevelopment and improvement of the Geurie pool will continue this week with the next stage of works at the facility to begin.
13 Jun 2017   Dubbo welcomes Destination tourism office
Dubbo Regional Council Administrator Michael Kneipp has welcomed the announcement that Dubbo will host the new office of Destination Country and Outback NSW, one of six Destination Networks formed under Destination NSW.
9 Jun 2017   Community’s fresh ideas wanted for new draft plan
Dubbo Regional Council will be asking the community to put forward their ideas about their long-term priorities for the region to be incorporated in the new draft 2040 Community Strategic Plan.
6 Jun 2017   Upgrades at Oasis Valley include new seating and plantings
The development of the overall master plan for Elizabeth Park is continuing with work recently completed at Oasis Valley within the Dubbo Regional Botanic Garden.
5 Jun 2017   Public choose design for new Daphne Park playground
Dubbo Regional Council wishes to thank everybody who voted on their favourite playground design to be installed at Daphne Park.
2 Jun 2017   New Dubbo Bridge strikes a balance between highway use and efficient access to City Centre
Dubbo Regional Council Administrator Michael Kneipp has commended the State Government following the announcement today by the NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian that River Street is the preferred location for Dubbo’s third bridge crossing the Macquarie River.
31 May 2017   Introduction of Fire and Emergency Services Levy deferred
There will be no Fire and Emergency Services Levy (FESL) added to residents’ rate notices come July 2017 following the announcement by the State Government to defer the introduction of the levy.
30 May 2017   Funding proposed for operation of Macquarie Regional Library
The Draft 2017/2018 Operational Plan and Budget has allocated $1,000,668 to the operation of the Macquarie Regional Library as Council continues its contribution to an important regional facility.
22 May 2017   Stronger Communities funding still open
Community groups and not-for-profit organisations still have time to submit an application in Round 2 of Council’s Stronger Communities Fund Community Grants Program.
19 May 2017   Exhibitors sought for Dubbo Sustainable City Expo and Science Festival
Exhibitors are currently being sought for the upcoming 2017 Dubbo Sustainable City Expo and Science Festival to be held on Saturday, 2 September 2017 from 10am to 2pm at the Western Plains Cultural Centre.
19 May 2017   New residents to be welcomed at popular event
Dubbo Regional Council will welcome new comers to the city at the popular Dubbo New Residents Night to be held Thursday 25 May, at the Western Plains Cultural Centre from 6pm.
Lunar Park Open Day
18 May 2017   Open day to celebrate Lunar Park redevelopment
The redevelopment of Lunar Park has been completed
Wellington pool consultation
16 May 2017   Plenty of ways for community to have say on future of Wellington Pool
Dubbo Regional Council Director Parks and Landcare Services Ian McAlister was thrilled with the turnout at two community meetings held to discuss the future of Wellington Pool and has reminded the community that consultation on the project has only just begun.
16 May 2017   Council Committee Meeting Outcomes – May 2017
Dubbo Regional Council held meetings of the Works and Services Committee, Finance and Policy Committee and Planning and Development Committee on Monday 15 May 2017 in Dubbo. The Committees were chaired by Administrator Michael Kneipp.
12 May 2017   Learner driver workshop to be held in Wellington
A free workshop for parents and supervisors of learner drivers is being held by Dubbo Regional Council in conjunction with Roads and Maritime Services (RMS).
Great Business Program workshop
12 May 2017   Regional businesses embrace collaboration not competition
Registration numbers for the Great Business Program have skyrocketed, with 135 businesses across Wellington and Dubbo participating in the program.
12 May 2017   Cameron Park rotunda to be refurbished
The rotunda at Cameron Park, Wellington will be refurbished with works to begin soon.
5 May 2017   New technology embraced for war on starlings
Dubbo Regional Council is investigating broad scale technological solutions to address starlings in the CBD.
5 May 2017   Council to undertake community consultation for Wellington Pool redevelopment
Dubbo Regional Council wants to hear from the community as it creates a master plan for the Wellington Pool redevelopment.
2 May 2017   Dubbo Regional Council draft 2017/2018 budget and priorities adopted for public exhibition
Dubbo Regional Council draft 2017/2018 budget and priorities adopted for public exhibition
19 Apr 2017   Council Committee Meeting Outcomes - April 2017
Dubbo Regional Council held meetings of the Works and Services Committee, Finance and Policy Committee and Planning and Development Committee on Tuesday 18 April 2017 in Dubbo.
19 Apr 2017   Grow your business with Great Business Program
Dubbo Regional Council is encouraging local businesses to register for a unique structured business development program providing invaluable help and resources to grow and enhance their profile and win a share of $30,000.
6 Apr 2017   Selected Orana Mall stores now accepting myDubbo Card
The shopping gift card that is helping keep money in the local Dubbo economy has expanded to Orana Mall.
3 Apr 2017   Recruitment underway for Council executive leaders
Dubbo Regional Council has begun advertising for five Directors to form a new executive leadership group.
3 Apr 2017   Community groups invited to apply for share of $350,000 in Stronger Communities Grants
Dubbo Regional Council is inviting all community groups in the Council area to apply for a grant of up to $50,000 under Round 2 of the Stronger Communities Fund Community Grants Program.
3 Apr 2017   Council Meeting Outcomes - March 2017
Outcomes from the March 2017 Ordinary Council Meeting
3 Apr 2017   Council Committees Meeting - March 2017
Recommendations from the March 2017 Council Committees Meeting
31 Mar 2017   So much on offer for Youth Week
The WestView Drive-In is not all that Dubbo Regional Council’s 2017 Youth Week program has to offer with a number of activities set to impress the local youth.
30 Mar 2017   New irrigation system for Victoria Park
Work will begin next week on the installation of a new modern and efficient irrigation system in Victoria Park.
Lunar Park Option 1
20 Mar 2017   Redevelopment of Lunar Park moving ahead
The old will make way for the new at Lunar Park when the existing play equipment is removed so the new playground can be installed in April.
Staff from participating Councils and primary producers at the Dubbo Regional Theatre and Convention Centre for the Regional Platters Guide 2017 launch.
10 Mar 2017   Regional Platters connecting agriculture and tourism for unique visitor experience
A new and exciting initiative aimed at capitalising on agritourism and linking local producers from across the region with visitors was launched today to a packed audience who were treated to samples of regional produce and products featured in the guide.
Daphne Park Playground Design Concept by Super Playgrounds
7 Mar 2017   Community asked to pick design for Daphne Park play equipment
Dubbo Regional Council is inviting the community to help choose the new play equipment at Daphne Park from one of two possible designs.
6 Mar 2017   Dubbo and Wellington to welcome Queen’s Baton in lead up to Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games
Local legends are being called on to carry the Queen’s Baton in Dubbo and Wellington as it prepares to host the Queen’s Baton Relay.
Dubbo Roos Rugby Club practice training drills
2 Mar 2017   Consultation process with sporting user groups not complete
Dubbo Regional Council is in the process of consulting with sporting ground user groups in an effort to deliver the best level of service according to needs and affordability.
28 Feb 2017   Council Meeting Outcomes – February 2017
Adoption of Environmental Control Policies Review; Restart NSW Funding Deed - Gundy Creek upgrade; Rural Reserves Biodiversity Report.
Ladies drinking coffee at cafe in Wellington NSW
24 Feb 2017   Free Cuppa for the Driver Launch
Twelve businesses in Dubbo and Wellington have signed up to take part in this year’s Free Cuppa for the Driver scheme.
Dubbo Council staff participating in Clean Up Australia Day 2014
23 Feb 2017   Volunteers needed to clean up Australia
Help keep Australia beautiful on Sunday 5 March by registering for the annual Clean Up Australia Day and join residents, families and community groups from across Dubbo to play a part in Australia’s largest community based environmental event.
QantasLink and JetGo aircraft on runway at Dubbo City Regional Airport
22 Feb 2017   Council Committee Meeting Outcomes – February 2017
Proposed Rezoning and Alteration to Minimum Lot Size at Benolong Road, Restart NSW Funding for Gundy Creek Bridge Upgrade, 2016/2017 Operational Plan – December 2016 Quarterly Review, and Dubbo City Regional Airport Pay for Use and 2017/2018 Landing Fees.
WestView Drive In 2017 - Saturday Night Movie - Grease Dirty Dancing
20 Feb 2017   Classic line-up revealed for weekend at the drive-in
Excitement continues to build around the reopening of the West View Drive-in for one weekend in April with tickets to soon go on sale for the program of classic movies.
Traffic flow in Namina Street, Wellington, NSW on a sunny September day
20 Feb 2017   First stage of Wellington CBD works to begin
Stage one of construction work for the Wellington CBD beautification project will begin on Monday 20 February.
Men and women at a round table business meeting
15 Feb 2017   Exciting events during Back to Business Week
Council’s Manager City Development and Communications Natasha Comber said there is exciting news for local businesses with two events to be held as part of an initiative that celebrates and promotes their role in the community.
Namina Street, Wellington NSW
13 Feb 2017   New construction works to start on further Wellington CBD beautification
New construction work on the Wellington CBD beautification project will begin in late February 2017 to renew and improve the streetscape in Nanima Crescent adjacent to Cameron Park.
Girl performs long jump at Barden Park Centre of Excellence for Athletics at Dubbo
7 Feb 2017   Dubbo welcomes major sporting events
Dubbo has once again proven it has the capacity to host high level event with another major sporting events happening this weekend with more to come.
7 Feb 2017   New data communications link commissioned to unify Council’s IT networks
Providing consistent services to all parts of the Dubbo Regional Council area will now be easier for staff based in any of Council’s offices or locations following the commissioning of a new data communications link between Dubbo and Wellington.
Acting Manager Dubbo City Regional Airport Natalie Nissen, Council’s Director of Corporate Services Ken Rogers and a FlyPelican Pilot stand in front of a FlyPelican aircraft at the Dubbo Regional City Airport on 1 February 2017, the day that flights between Dubbo and Canberra were introduced.
2 Feb 2017   FlyPelican takes off to our nation’s capital
Dubbo Regional Council has welcomed the introduction of flights between Dubbo and Canberra which took off yesterday, 1st February 2017.
Australia Day 2017 Dubbo Citizen of the Year Mick O'Neill accepting his award from Dubbo Regional Council Administrator Michale Kneipp.
1 Feb 2017   Nominate an inspiring senior citizen for the 2017 Dubbo Senior Citizen of the Year award
Dubbo Regional Council is encouraging residents to acknowledge a hard-working Dubbo senior citizen who tirelessly contributes to the community for the 2017 Dubbo Senior Citizen of the Year award.
Men playing soccer and football kick off on sporting oval
1 Feb 2017   New Dubbo Regional Sports Council to hold Annual General Meeting
The new Dubbo Regional Sports Council will hold its first AGM on Tuesday 7 February at 6.30pm at Caltex Park.
Dubbo Australia Day 2017 Award Winners, Australia Day Ambassador Amanda Reid, and Council's Administrator Michael Kneipp cutting the Australia Day cake at the official celebrations in Victoria Park.
26 Jan 2017   Dubbo’s Citizens of the Year honoured at Australia Day Presentation
Dubbo Regional Council Administrator Michael Kneipp said the 2017 Australia Day award winners were outstanding, high-achievers committed to the community, some representing Dubbo at the highest level.
Australia Day 2017 Wellington Award Winners, Australia Day Ambassador Amanda Reid, and Dubbo Regional Council Administrator Micahel Kneipp cutting the cake at official celebrations in Cameron Park
26 Jan 2017   Wellington’s Citizens of the Year honoured at Australia Day Presentation
Dubbo Regional Council Administrator Michael Kneipp said the 2017 Australia Day award winners were outstanding, high-achievers committed to the community, some representing Wellington at the highest level.

Last Edited: 19 Jun 2017

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