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13 Nov 2018   Council report into glyphosate options shows ‘forward-thinking’
A report compiled on the viability of alternatives to the use of glyphosate will ensure Dubbo Regional Council is ready to make a change in the future if required, Chair of the Infrastructure, Community and Recreation Committee, Councillor Stephen Lawrence said.
13 Nov 2018   Council Committee Meeting Outcomes – November 2018
Dubbo Regional Council held meetings of the Planning, Development and Environment Committee, the Infrastructure, Community and Recreation Committee and the Economic Development, Business and Corporate Committee on Monday 12 November 2018.
8 Nov 2018   Telstra issued Order to Repair Building for iconic clock tower
The Telstra Corporation has been issued with an Order to Repair Building on Dubbo’s iconic clock tower building after repeated attempts to get the organisation to undertake repair and maintenance works.
7 Nov 2018   Official Dedication and Blessing of Centenary of Armistice Memorial
Dubbo Regional Council, in conjunction with the Dubbo RSL Sub-branch, will conduct an official unveiling and dedication of a Memorial to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Centenary of Armistice Day.
6 Nov 2018   Mayor encourages all residents to take part in bridge survey
Dubbo residents who want to participate in Council’s survey about the proposal to construct the new Dubbo Bridge using the River Street route but don’t receive a rates notice may share their opinion by completing a survey at one of Council’s Customer Service Centres.
1 Nov 2018   FREE child car-seat checks for parents and carers this Saturday at Autobarn Dubbo
Parents, grandparents and carers are being encouraged to have their child car restraints checked and/or fitted at Dubbo Regional Council’s free ‘Seatbelt Saturday’ event on Saturday 3 November.
30 Oct 2018   Council Meeting Outcomes – October 2018
Dubbo Regional Council held its Ordinary Council meeting on Monday 29 October 2018 in Dubbo.
30 Oct 2018   Council prepared to begin land transfer for hospital parking
Dubbo Regional Council will make formal representations to NSW Health to supply more free parking on Hospital grounds but has resolved to begin a land transfer if that is unsuccessful.
30 Oct 2018   Council shows its support for Lifeline Central West
Dubbo Regional Council will show its support for Lifeline Central West and its YarnUp Confidential program after a Mayoral Minute by Mayor Ben Shields on the program was adopted at Monday night’s ordinary meeting of Dubbo Regional Council.
26 Oct 2018   Applications now open for Bodangora Community Benefit Fund Round 3
Applications are now open for Round 3 of the Bodangora Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund to support projects that benefit the Wellington community.
25 Oct 2018   Dubbo Regional Council winners at 2018 National Economic Development Awards
Dubbo Regional Council is celebrating a win in two categories at the National Economic Development Awards for Excellence held in Rockhampton Queensland last week.
24 Oct 2018   Entrepreneur John Moriarty to speak at Small Business month event in Wellington, Thursday 25 October
Dubbo Regional Council through the support of NSW Department of Industry, is hosting a free event on Thursday 25 October 2018 in Wellington to share some secrets to success of creating a successful small business.
105 businesses across the Hunter, Southern, South West and Western NSW have signed up to participate in the 2019 ‘Free Cuppa for the Driver’ scheme.
22 Oct 2018   Marketing destination Dubbo and Great Western Plains kicks in to gear with $250,000 campaign
Mayor of the Dubbo Region Ben Shields has welcomed the announcement by NSW Minister for Tourism and Major Events of a matched grant through the Regional Tourism Fund.
19 Oct 2018   Dubbo Regional Council celebrates National Water Week
Dubbo Regional Council will celebrate National Water Week 2018, held from 21 – 27 October. National Water Week 2018 will unite community, school, environmental and industry groups holding events that encourage community participation in water protection and conservation.
8 Oct 2018   Dubbo Regional Council appoints Chief Executive Officer
The Mayor of the Dubbo Region has announced Michael McMahon has been appointed Chief Executive Office following a competitive recruitment process.
5 Oct 2018   Community invited to a Picnic in the Park for Royal Visit
The Mayor of the Dubbo Region Ben Shields has invited the local community to a picnic in Victoria Park on Wednesday 17th October to welcome Their Royal Highnesses to the region.
3 Oct 2018   Shop windows to get the royal treatment
The Mayor of the Dubbo Region, Ben Shields is encouraging all business owners to get amongst the excitement of the Royal Visit from Duke and Duchess of Sussex on October 17 2018 by decorating their shop windows for their chance to win $1000!
27 Sep 2018   Dubbo is ready to host NSW Aboriginal Rugby League Knockout
Dubbo’s premier sporting complex Apex Oval will host over 100 teams as part of the 2018 NSW Aboriginal Rugby League Knockout again proving Dubbo and the city’s sporting facilities can host major sports events.
27 Sep 2018   Dubbo still in the running for second Qantas Pilot Academy
The Qantas Group has today announced Toowoomba in southern Queensland as the first of two regional locations for its new Pilot Academy.
26 Sep 2018   Council Meeting Outcomes – September 2018
Dubbo Regional Council held its Ordinary Council meeting on Monday 24 September 2018 in Dubbo.
24 Sep 2018   ‘Hold My Hand’ signage installed in Dubbo Parks
Dubbo Regional Council and the Little Blue Dinosaur Foundation have joined hands to promote child pedestrian safety around parks and recreation areas.
24 Sep 2018   Preparations commence and excitement building ahead of Royal Visit to Dubbo
The excitement surrounding the upcoming visit to Dubbo by Prince Harry and Meghan the Duke and Duchess of Sussex continues to build and Dubbo Regional Council is helping to encourage locals and visitors to plan for the historic occasion.
21 Sep 2018   Wellington organisations receive a share of $25,000 from Round 2 of Bodangora Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund
Dubbo Regional Council, Infigen Energy and representatives of the Bodangora Wind Farm Community Consultative Committee will present cheques totalling $25,000 to eight Wellington community organisations this Saturday in Wellington’s Cameron Park.
21 Sep 2018   Wellington excited for Red Bull Branched Out Competition
Dubbo Regional Council is proud to be partnering with Red Bull and Arboriculture Australia to bring the Branched Out 2018 competition to Wellington for a three-day action packed event this weekend.
18 Sep 2018   Development approved at former RAAF Stores Depot
Mayor of the Dubbo Region Ben Shields said a positive working relationship between Dubbo Regional Council and Andorra Developments was the key to satisfactorily resolving planning issues for a development application the former RAAF Stores Depot site which has now been approved.
11 Sep 2018   Council Committee Meeting Outcomes – September 2018
Dubbo Regional Council held meetings of the Planning, Development and Environment Committee, the Infrastructure, Community and Recreation Committee and Economic Development, Business and Corporate Committee on Monday 10 September 2018.
10 Sep 2018   Mayor thrilled Royal couple choose to visit Dubbo
Mayor of the Dubbo Region Ben Shields has welcomed a decision by Prince Harry and Meghan the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, to include Dubbo in their Australian visit in October.
6 Sep 2018   2019 'Free Cuppa For The Driver' Business Registrations are now open
Organisers of the award-winning ‘Free Cuppa for the Driver’ scheme are now inviting local businesses to register for phase nine of the highly successful driver fatigue awareness campaign which will operate from 1 March to 31 May 2019.
5 Sep 2018   William Ferguson statue to become a reality
A long-time dream of a committed group of Dubbo residents has been realised with Dubbo Regional Council securing State Government funding for a bronze statue of William Ferguson.
4 Sep 2018   Council wants to hear your thoughts on the draft DALC Masterplan
A draft Dubbo Leisure and Aquatic Centre (DALC) Masterplan is currently on Public Exhibition and Council is inviting you to have your say about what you want to see at the DALC.
3 Sep 2018   Pets Month aims to educate community
Dubbo Regional Council’s Pet Month officially kicked off on 1 September 2018 in a bid to educate residents about their responsibilities as pet owners.
3 Sep 2018   Dubbo Regional Council congratulates Director of Community and Recreation
Dubbo Regional Council has congratulated Director of Community and Recreation Murray Wood who has accepted a position with Department of Premier and Cabinet, based in Dubbo. Mr Wood’s resignation from Council will be effective from 28 September 2018.
28 Aug 2018   Mayor welcomes Dubbo’s Heart Safe City push
Dubbo is leading the way in being a Red Cross Heart Safe City with almost 100 Automatic External Defibrillators across the community, Mayor of the Dubbo Region Ben Shields has said.
28 Aug 2018   Council’s fiscal responsibility results in $10.1 million saving
Dubbo Regional Council has proven its commitment to fiscal responsibility with $10.1 million in savings made since September 2017, Mayor Ben Shields has revealed.
28 Aug 2018   Council opposes coal seam gas exploration
Council has resolved to not support Coal Seam Gas (CSG) exploration and production in the Dubbo Regional LGA following a period of community consultation.
28 Aug 2018   Council Meeting Outcomes – August 2018
Dubbo Regional Council held its Ordinary Council meeting on Monday 27 August 2018 in Dubbo. The meeting, chaired by Mayor of the Dubbo Region, Councillor Ben Shields made resolutions in respect of the following matters.
23 Aug 2018   Mayor welcomes plan to build second pilot academy
The Mayor of the Dubbo Region Ben Shields has welcomed a commitment by Qantas to build a second pilot academy in regional Australia.
23 Aug 2018   Mayor disappointed by closure of Bellhaven Aged Care
The Mayor of the Dubbo Region Ben Shields has expressed his concern and disappointment that aged care providers Orana Gardens Ltd have chosen to close the Bellhaven Aged Care Facility at Wellington.
20 Aug 2018   Dubbo Sustainable City Expo and Science Festival
Dubbo Regional Council is hosting the annual Dubbo Sustainable City Expo & Science Festival on Saturday 25 August from 10am until 2pm at the Dubbo Regional Theatre and Convention Centre.
15 Aug 2018   Council Committee Meeting Outcomes – 13 August 2018
Dubbo Regional Council held meetings of the Planning, Development and Environment Committee, and the Infrastructure, Community and Recreation Committee on Monday 13 August 2018.
13 Aug 2018   Evojobs is a great free tool for local businesses in attracting staff
Mayor of the Dubbo Region Councillor Ben Shields wishes to remind local businesses about the benefits of living in an Evocity when attracting new employees, particularly the Evojobs website for advertising vacant positions to people from across the country.
8 Aug 2018   Nominations now open for Dubbo Regional Sports Awards
The Dubbo Regional Sports Council, the Federal Member for Parkes, Mr Mark Coulton MP, and the Federal Member for Calare, Mr Andrew Gee MP and Dubbo Regional Council are joining forces to recognise the sports people of Dubbo and Wellington through its annual Sports Awards night.
6 Aug 2018   New Road Rule Commencing September 1
Dubbo Regional Council is reminding all drivers and riders of the new road rule that requires motorists to slow down to 40 km/h when passing a stationary emergency vehicle displaying blue or red flashing lights from 1 September 2018.
3 Aug 2018   Dubbo welcomes first Fly Corporate flights between Brisbane and Dubbo
Dubbo Regional Council will welcome the first passengers aboard Fly Corporate’s new service direct from Brisbane arriving at Dubbo City Regional Airport at 10am on Tuesday 7 August 2018.
31 Jul 2018   The Soup Session: Calling All Artists for Fong Lee Face Lift
Dubbo Regional Council’s Ignite program together with Orana Arts and Wellington Arts are calling on local artists to participate in The Soup Session, Fong Lee Lane Edition this Thursday night at Hermitage Hill, Wellington and pitch their idea for artworks to take pride of place on Wellington’s historic Fong Lee Lane.
30 Jul 2018   Penalties for footpath parking infringements
Dubbo Regional Council would like to inform residents of the increasing number of parking infringements occurring across the region, particularly those residents illegally parking on footpaths, nature strips and across drive ways.
30 Jul 2018   Dubbo Regional Organics Processing Plant officially opened
Today Mayor of the Dubbo Region Councillor Ben Shields and State Member for Dubbo Hon. Troy Grant MP officially opened the Dubbo Regional Organics Processing Plant (DROPP) at the Whylandra Waste and Recycling Facility.
30 Jul 2018   Dubbo Regional Council to consider process for recruitment of Chief Executive Officer
Dubbo Regional Council will consider the process for the recruitment of a Chief Executive Officer at an Extraordinary Meeting of Council to be held at the Council Chambers in Dubbo on Monday 30 July 2018 commencing at 5.30pm.
26 Jul 2018   Regional Platters building capacity of the Agricultural Sector across the Region
Wednesday July 25 saw the launch of the new look 2018/19 Regional Platters Guide and the final workshop for participating producers to pitch their business ideas for a share of $25,000 to assist with their next big project, solve a problem or diversify their business.

Last Edited: 13 Nov 2018

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