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21 Nov 2017   Council Committee Meeting Outcomes - Economic Development, Business and Corporate Committee – November 2017
Dubbo Regional Council held a meeting of the Economic Development, Business and Corporate Committee on Monday 16 October 2017.
21 Nov 2017   Council Committee Meeting Outcomes - Infrastructure, Community and Recreation and Planning, Development and Environment Committees – November 2017
Dubbo Regional Council held meetings of the Planning, Development and Environment Committee, and the Infrastructure, Community and Recreation Committee on Monday 20 November 2017.
17 Nov 2017   Queen’s Baton Relay route announced for the region
Residents from across the region can begin planning for the Queen’s Baton Relay when it reaches the region on 30 January 2018.
16 Nov 2017   Dubbo Regional Council invites community participation in Council committees
Dubbo Regional Council is now seeking representatives to participate in Council committees including the new Wellington Town Assembly to help engage and promote better consultation with the community.
16 Nov 2017   Dubbo Regional Sports Council kicking goals for clubs
Council’s Recreation Coordinator Tracey Whillock said that Dubbo Regional Sports Council have provided funding for a number of projects to improve the sporting facilities in the region in recent months.
15 Nov 2017   Australian Air Force to exercise Freedom of Entry to the City of Dubbo
The 313 City of Dubbo Squadron Australian Airforce Cadets will exercise their Freedom of Entry to the City with a ceremony and parade on Saturday 18 November 2017 from 1:30pm.
Dubbo Chamber of Commerce President, Matt Wright and his staff are planning on a safe and happy Christmas party this year with thanks to Dubbo Regional Council’s Plan B - Taxi Home campaign.
10 Nov 2017   End of successful partnership opens door for new opportunities
After an enormously successful three year contract, Caltex Australia will no longer hold the naming rights to Caltex Park, which Dubbo Regional Council Manager of Recreation and Open Space Ian McAlister said will now revert to the previous name, Apex Oval.
10 Nov 2017   First and second rate instalment due this month
Council wishes to remind ratepayers that both the first and second rate instalments for 2017/2018 are payable by November 30.
10 Nov 2017   Inaugural event to stimulate economy and showcase facilities
Mayor of Dubbo Regional Council Ben Shields has welcomed the players and spectators in Dubbo for the NSW Indigenous Touch Championships, a locally grown event organised by the Western Aboriginal Health Corporation in Wellington.
9 Nov 2017   Nominate an outstanding citizen for Australia Day Awards 2018
Dubbo Regional Council is seeking nominations from the community of outstanding citizens to be recognised in the 2018 Australia Day Awards for Dubbo and Wellington.
26 Oct 2017   Fine amnesty in place during November
November 2017 is ‘No Fines’ month at all branches of Macquarie Regional Library. Fines will be wiped with no questions asked when overdue books, DVDs, CDs and magazines are returned to the library during November.
25 Oct 2017   Road closure necessary to complete roundabout
Dubbo Regional Council wishes to advise that the Mitchell Highway (Wellington Road), between Sheraton Road and the Windsor Parade Link Road will be temporarily closed at night to all traffic from Monday 30 October to Saturday 4 November, with traffic control measure in place from 6:00pm till 6.00am (weather permitting).
24 Oct 2017   Council Meeting Outcomes – October 2017
Dubbo Regional Council held its ordinary Council meeting on Monday 23 October 2017, in Dubbo.
24 Oct 2017   City to welcome its newest residents
Dubbo Regional Council will welcome new comers to the city at the popular Dubbo New Residents’ Night to be held Thursday 9 November 2017, at the Macquarie Regional Library from 6pm.
20 Oct 2017   Wellington Town Assembly top of agenda item for first Ordinary Council meeting
The first Ordinary meeting of Dubbo Regional Council to be held on Monday 23 October will consider a proposal to form a Wellington Town Assembly.
18 Oct 2017   Batonbearers prepare to share the dream of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games
The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation (GOLDOC) has announced the 18 local batonbearers from Dubbo and Wellington who will carry the Queen’s Baton during the 100-day countdown to the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.
17 Oct 2017   Council Committee Meeting Outcomes – October 2017
Dubbo Regional Council held meetings of the Planning, Development and Environment Committee, and the Infrastructure, Community and Recreation Committee on Monday 16 October 2017.
17 Oct 2017   Results of Elections of Chair of Council Standing Committees
Dubbo Regional Council held meetings of its three Standing Committees on Monday (16 October) and Councillors Greg Mohr and Stephen Lawrence were elected unopposed as Chairpersons for the Mayoral term (two years).
16 Oct 2017   Dubbo Regional Livestock Markets recognised for Excellence in Work, Healthy and Safety
Dubbo Regional Livestock Markets (DRLM) has been recognised for demonstrating outstanding excellence in Work, Health and Safety at the 2017 Regional Australia Bank Rhino Awards held by the Dubbo Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. on Friday, 13 October 2017.
13 Oct 2017   Council Committees ready to get down to business
The newly elected Dubbo Regional Councillors are getting on with business with the first meeting of the Standing Committees to be held on Monday 16 October.
12 Oct 2017   Nominations closing soon for Dubbo Day Awards
Dubbo Regional Council Mayor Ben Shields has urged the people of Dubbo to nominate a citizen who makes an outstanding contribution to the community for a Dubbo Day Award.
11 Oct 2017   No.1 Oval to host exciting cricket match
The SCG XI Trust has chosen Dubbo once again to host an exciting contest as City take on Country.
11 Oct 2017   Council continues to reach out to the whole Local Government Area
Dubbo Regional Council has scheduled the March 2018 and July 2018 monthly Council meeting in Wellington to help ensure residents, businesses and ratepayers in and around Wellington have access to formal Council meetings.
10 Oct 2017   October Extraordinary Meeting Outcomes
Dubbo Regional Council held an extraordinary Council meeting on Monday 9 October 2017. The meeting, chaired by Mayor Ben Shields, made resolutions in respect of the following matter:
10 Oct 2017   Special event to celebrate Shoyoen Japanese Garden anniversary
A special event is being held at the Shoyoen Japanese Gardens this weekend as part of the garden’s 15th Anniversary celebrations.
5 Oct 2017   Draft 2040 Community Strategic Plan taking shape
Dubbo Regional Council has produced a short video, available on the Council website, to help explain the process of preparing the draft 2040 Community Strategic Plan for the Dubbo Regional Local Government Area.
3 Oct 2017   Redevelopment to improve infrastructure in Wingewarra Street
Dubbo Regional Council is significantly redeveloping Wingewarra Street between Darling and Gipps streets to renew aging infrastructure and improve public amenities.
29 Sep 2017   Dubbo Ignite to shine light on Breast Cancer
Dubbo Regional Council’s Ignite program is lighting up the CBD pink to support community lead efforts to raise funds for the McGrath Foundation.
29 Sep 2017   Dubbo Regional Council elects Mayor and Deputy Mayor
Councillor Ben Shields has been elected as Mayor of Dubbo Regional Council for the next two years following an open ballot of Councillors conducted at an Extraordinary Meeting held today (Thursday, 28 September 2017).
27 Sep 2017   Reminder on rates payments – Two quarterly instalments due 30 November
The first quarterly rate instalment payment for 2017/2018 would normally have been payable on 31 August, 2017.
26 Sep 2017   Community and Council work together for inclusive playground
Accessibility advocate Tracy Hanna has presented Dubbo Regional Council Administrator Michael Kneipp with a cheque which will go towards making a new Dubbo playground inclusive and accessible.
25 Sep 2017   Dubbo Regional Councillors swear oath at official ceremony
Dubbo Regional Councillors took the oath/affirmation of office today in an official ceremony that was attended by Member for Dubbo Troy Grant, Dubbo Regional Council Administrator, council staff and family and friends of the newly elected councillors.
25 Sep 2017   Tap turned on in Elston Park in time for long weekend
With warm temperatures expected to continue in Dubbo this long weekend, Dubbo Regional Council will turn the tap on at the Elston Park Water Park for families to again start enjoying the popular playground.
22 Sep 2017   Wellington destination brand important for growth of the town
The development of the first stand-alone brand for Wellington is the start of an exciting process in building a platform for destination marketing for the township and surrounds.
21 Sep 2017   Nominations now open for Dubbo Sports Awards
The Dubbo Sports Council, the Federal Member for Parkes, Mr Mark Coulton MP, and the Federal Member for Calare, Mr Andrew Gee MP are joining forces to recognise the sports people of Dubbo and Wellington through its annual Sports Awards night.
20 Sep 2017   Dubbo Regional Council and businesses working together in Destination Partnership Program
Dubbo Regional Council is inviting business across the Local Government Area to join a collaborative program that promotes the region as a great place for visitors, events and new residents.
15 Sep 2017   Dubbo Regional Councillors welcomed
Dubbo Regional Council Administrator Michael Kneipp has welcomed the 10 new Councillors elected for the new Council.
14 Sep 2017   Dubbo’s home grown talent return to the stage
Since its doors opened in 2010, the Dubbo Regional Theatre and Convention Centre (DRTCC) curtain has risen countless times to an array of acclaimed national and international artists.
14 Sep 2017   Final touches on upgrade to Dubbo Regional Livestock Market cattle facility
The finishing touches are being put on the upgrades to the cattle facility at the Dubbo Regional Livestock Market (DRLM).
8 Sep 2017   Event Funding Applications Open
Applications are now open for funding from Dubbo Regional Council for not-for-profit events being held across the Local Government Area.
7 Sep 2017   Dubbo Aquatic Leisure Centre season opening
The Dubbo Aquatic Leisure Centre (DALC) will open for the 2017 swim season on Saturday 9 September.
5 Sep 2017   Community input invited on Caves Master Plan
The Draft Wellington Caves Concept Master Plan is currently on Public Exhibition and Caves Coordinator Jodie Anderson says this is an opportunity for the local community to have their say on the future direction of the complex.
4 Sep 2017   Regional arts and culture gets a boost from funding
Member for Dubbo, the Hon Troy Grant today announced (Monday 4 September) that the Convention Centre, part of Dubbo Regional Theatre and Convention Centre, will have a new operable acoustic dividing door thanks to funding of $163,467 received from the Liquor and Gaming NSW Arts and Culture Infrastructure Grants Program.
31 Aug 2017   Administrator praises successful integration of former Councils
Dubbo Regional Council Administrator, Michael Kneipp, has praised the successful amalgamation of the former Dubbo City and Wellington Councils.
31 Aug 2017   Destination brand to promote Wellington as great place to live, work and visit
Dubbo Regional Council is inviting the community to have their say on a destination brand for Wellington.
30 Aug 2017   Eumungerie water supply scheme officially opened
Dubbo Regional Council Administrator Michael Kneipp and General Manager Mark Riley along with invited guests officially opened the Eumungerie Water Supply Scheme today at an informal function at the Eumungerie RSL Hall.
30 Aug 2017   Pets Month set to educate community
Dubbo Regional Council’s Pet Month initiative will officially kick off on 1 September 2017 in a bid to educate residents about their responsibilities as pet owners.
29 Aug 2017   Report gives insight into Dubbo Regional Council profile
Michael Kneipp chaired his last Dubbo Regional Council meeting on Monday 28 August in Wellington and the Administrators Report presented to Council provided an insight into the profile of the new Local Government Area (LGA) which the soon to be elected Councillors will preside over.
29 Aug 2017   Council Meeting Outcomes – August 2017
Dubbo Regional Council held its ordinary Council meeting on Monday 28 August 2017, in Wellington

Last Edited: 21 Nov 2017

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