Media releases

22 Dec 2017   Treat you visiting friends and relatives to a great holiday experience
Dubbo Regional Council Visitor Information Team Leader, Julie Webster, has encouraged all residents who have friends and relatives visiting these holidays to show them the wonderful sights the region has to offer.
22 Dec 2017   Community asked to help prevent illegal dumping over holiday break
Dubbo Regional Council is encouraging people to be vigilant and help prevent illegal dumping throughout the Christmas/ New Year period warning people caught doing the wrong thing face hefty penalties.
19 Dec 2017   Council Meeting Outcomes – December 2017
Dubbo Regional Council held its ordinary Council meeting on Monday 18 December 2017, in Dubbo.
15 Dec 2017   Aboriginal Knockout returning to Dubbo next year
Mayor of Dubbo Region Ben Shields has welcomed the announcement that the 2018 Aboriginal Knockout will be returning to Dubbo
14 Dec 2017   Mayoral Minute to address options for third bin service
Mayor of Dubbo Regional Council Ben Shields will put a Mayoral minute before Council at Monday night’s Ordinary Meeting which will address service models for the domestic waste management, specifically in regards to the Food and Organics Waste bin.
13 Dec 2017   Shop local this Christmas season and keep the coin in town
Mayor of Dubbo Councillor Ben Shields is encouraging everyone to keep in mind the benefits of shopping local this Christmas.
12 Dec 2017   Make a splash this summer at the DALC
Summer celebrations just got more exciting with Dubbo Regional Council now offering a Summer School Holidays Family Season Pass and unlimited Water Slide Pass at the Dubbo Aquatic and Leisure Centre.
12 Dec 2017   Reminder for pets not to be last minute Christmas gift
Becoming a pet owner can be a wonderful experience but a dog or a cat should not be on any last minute Christmas lists.
12 Dec 2017   Economic Development, Business and Corporate Committee Meeting Outcomes – December 2017
Dubbo Regional Council held a meeting of the Economic Development, Business and Corporate Committee on Monday 11 December 2017.
12 Dec 2017   Infrastructure, Community and Recreation and Planning, Development and Environment Committees Council Meeting Outcomes – December 2017
Dubbo Regional Council held meetings of the Planning, Development and Environment Committee, and the Infrastructure, Community and Recreation Committee on Monday 11 December 2017.
11 Dec 2017   Dubbo Regional Council Mayor elected to Local Government NSW
Mayor of Dubbo Regional Council, Councillor Ben Shields has been elected a Director of the Board of Local Government NSW (LGNSW) to represent the interests NSW Councils.
11 Dec 2017   Support local producers this Christmas
The Dubbo and Wellington Visitors Information Centre have created a festive way to support and promote local producers and businesses while also offering great ideas for Christmas gifts.
7 Dec 2017   Completed projects give sporting facilities a facelift
Council’s Manager of Recreation and Open Space Ian McAlister said that he is pleased to report that a number of projects that have recently been completed will bring positive outcomes to the sporting community of Dubbo.
5 Dec 2017   Airport going from strength to strength
Dubbo City Regional Airport was successful in being recognised at the recent Australian Airports Association Industry Awards 2017 for Innovation and Excellence at the 2017 Australian Airports Association Annual Conference and Gala in Adelaide.
4 Dec 2017   Smile! It’s Christmas set to paint the town red and green
The Dubbo Central Business District has come alive with the festive spirit with the popular Smile! It’s Christmas initiative back for another year.
1 Dec 2017   Council listening and learning on social issues
Dubbo Regional Councillors have workshopped ideas such as justice reinvestment and other collaborative community programs to better understand the role Council can play in addressing complex social issues.
30 Nov 2017   Council Acting General Manager Commences
Dubbo Regional Council has welcomed Michael McMahon as General Manager who will commence duties on Friday 1 December 2017.
30 Nov 2017   Joint statement: Dubbo Regional Council & Former General Manager Mark Riley
On Monday 27 November 2017 Dubbo Regional Council resolved that the contract of the General Manager be terminated by mutual written agreement.
27 Nov 2017   Vandalism costly at popular youth facility
Council’s Manager of Recreation and Open Space Ian McAlister said that it is disappointing that the cost of repairing damage done by vandals is jeopardising the amenity of one of Dubbo’s most popular parks for youth.
24 Nov 2017   Improving water quality in the Macquarie River
The health of the Macquarie River throughout the Dubbo Regional Council area is a matter of on-going interest for the community.
24 Nov 2017   Jingle on the Bell
Dubbo Regional Council is gearing up to spread the Christmas cheer, with the Jingle on the Bell initiative set to be launched on Friday 1 December 2017.
23 Nov 2017   Dubbo Day Awards celebrate community service and dedication
Twenty community members were honoured today for making a significant contribution to the community.
22 Nov 2017   Free child car-seat checks for parents and carers this Saturday
Parents, grandparents and carers are being encouraged to have their child car restraints checked and/or installed at Dubbo Regional Council’s free ‘Seatbelt Saturday’ event on Saturday 25 November 2017 to ensure their children have the best chance of surviving an accident.
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.
15 Nov 2017   MAKE A PLAN B – APPLY FOR FREE CHRISTMAS PARTY TAXI VOUCHERS
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.

Last Edited: 22 Dec 2017

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