Media releases

21 Dec 2018   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.
20 Dec 2018   New Dubbo Exhibition Shines Light on Criminals from 1870 to 1930
A new exhibition developed by the NSW State Archives that explores the criminal pasts of NSW lawbreakers from 1870 to 1930 opens today at the Old Dubbo Gaol.
11 Dec 2018   Algona Playground Ready for Play
Dubbo Regional Council is pleased to announce that the Algona Playground in Rosewood Grove, West Dubbo is now completely renewed and ready for play, just in time for the Summer school holidays.
11 Dec 2018   Council Meeting Outcomes - 10 December 2018
Dubbo Regional Council held its Ordinary Council meeting on Monday 10 December 2018 in Dubbo.
10 Dec 2018   New OpenAccess app improves accessibility to Old Dubbo Gaol
Dubbo Regional Council is pleased to launch a new iPhone/Android app at the Old Dubbo Gaol that allows the deaf and hard of hearing to equally experience the award winning tourist attraction.
5 Dec 2018   Stage One of the Victoria Park Redevelopment Project is complete
Dubbo Regional Council is pleased to announce that Stage one (1) of the Victoria Park redevelopment has is now been completed at Victoria No 2 & 3 ovals.
30 Nov 2018   Asbestos dumping forces facility closure
Dubbo Regional Council has closed the Elong Elong Waste Facility due to asbestos waste that was dumped at the site.
29 Nov 2018   Macquarie Regional Library launches Food for Fines amnesty
Macquarie Regional Library will run a Food for Fines amnesty from 1 – 31 December 2018.
29 Nov 2018   Dubbo Regional Council celebrates new recycling service
The food and garden waste service (FOGO) is off to a great start with residents in the Dubbo Regional Council area now recycling their organic waste weekly.
29 Nov 2018   Dubbo airport roads to be named after community members
Council resolved to name three roads at Dubbo City Regional Airport after prominent members of the Dubbo community at its Ordinary Council Meeting on 26 November, 2018.
27 Nov 2018   Exciting new tourism project one step closer after Council gives nod
The future of tourism in Dubbo took an important step forward last night when Council resolved that a robust business case be developed, including feasibility studies, with the aim to secure funding to develop and invest in an iconic tourism precinct for Dubbo.
27 Nov 2018   Council Meeting Outcomes – November 2018
Dubbo Regional Council held its Ordinary Council meeting on Monday 27 November 2018 in Dubbo.
27 Nov 2018   Dubbo Regional Council report reflects on year of achievements and success
Dubbo Regional Council has published the Annual Report for 2017/2018 which highlights the achievements and the progress on major projects delivered by Council.
27 Nov 2018   Council chooses projects for $1 million drought funding
Council resolved to apply for funding for three projects totalling $1 million as part of the Federal Government’s Drought Communities Program Grant.
23 Nov 2018   Bronze for Old Dubbo Gaol at NSW Tourism Awards
Dubbo Regional Council Chief Executive Officer Michael McMahon would like to congratulate the team from the Old Dubbo Gaol for receiving Bronze in the Cultural Tourism Category at the NSW Tourism Awards presented under the big top at Sydney’s Luna Park last night.
22 Nov 2018   Ballimore to benefit from flood study funding
The Mayor of the Dubbo Region Ben Shields has welcomed an announcement by the NSW Government that Dubbo Regional Council has successfully applied for a $100,000 Flood Plain Management grant.
22 Nov 2018   Stream 2 Event Funding Applications Welcome
Dubbo Regional Council is inviting applications for funding for events being held between 1 January 2019 and 31 December 2019 in the Local Government Area.
20 Nov 2018   Mayor welcomes mandatory webcasting of meetings
Mayor of the Dubbo Region Ben Shields has welcomed a decision by NSW Local Government Minister Gabrielle Upton to make webcasting of council meetings mandatory.
19 Nov 2018   Dubbo Regional Council welcomes Regional Rail Fleet Announcement
Dubbo Regional Council welcomes the announcement of a planning approval for the new Regional Rail Fleet maintenance facility that will be located at Dubbo.
13 Nov 2018   Council to commit to Evocities program until 2023
Dubbo Regional Council will commit to the Evocities program until June 2023 after it resolved to renew a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the six other member Councils.
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.
23 Oct 2018   Local Government NSW debate proposal for new ward system
The Local Government NSW Annual Conference has adopted a proposal raised by Dubbo Regional Council to address complaints with the ward system which created confusion for voters in the last local government elections.
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.

Last Edited: 01 Nov 2021

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