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15 May 2019   Council Committee Meeting Outcomes – May 2019
Infrastructure, Community and Recreation Committee Planning, Development and Environment Committee Economic Development, Business and Corporate Committee
15 May 2019   Celebrate Library and Information Week 20 – 26 May 2019
Rediscover the magic of libraries during Library and Information Week from 20 to 26 May.
13 May 2019   Council launches fun storm water education campaign.
Dubbo Regional Council is launching the It’s Our Macquarie stormwater education campaign to urge all residents to help protect the Macquarie River from stormwater pollution.
7 May 2019   Partnership to deliver new play space in Walker Crescent Park, Wellington
Mayor of the Dubbo Region Ben Shields is pleased to partner with Family and Community Services (FACS) to deliver a highly anticipated playground for the families of Walker Crescent, Wellington.
2 May 2019   Piano Forte Program – Elder Abuse
Macquarie Regional Library is hosting a free community education program that deals with the issue of elder financial abuse, at Dubbo and Wellington libraries on the 13th and 14th of May 2019.
26 Apr 2019   Work to commence on the Purvis Lane Reconstruction Project
Dubbo’s Purvis Lane will soon be wider and safer, with Stage 1 works set to commence on the $9.9 million Purvis Lane Reconstruction Project on Monday 29 April 2019.
24 Apr 2019   Senseless acts of vandalism have to stop
Mayor of the Dubbo Region Ben Shields has expressed his disappointment and frustrations following the senseless act of vandalism on the skate park shade sails in Victoria Park Dubbo overnight.
23 Apr 2019   Final day to have your say on your library’s future!
Macquarie Regional Library has been conducting an online Community Needs Survey which commenced on Monday 8th April 2019 to seek community feedback from both library users and people who do not currently use the library.
23 Apr 2019   Council Meeting Outcomes – April 2019
Dubbo Regional Council held its Ordinary Council meeting on Tuesday 23 April in Dubbo. The meeting, chaired by Mayor of the Dubbo Region, Councillor Ben Shields made resolutions in respect of the following matters.
17 Apr 2019   Get a Free Cuppa for the Driver this Holiday Period
With the April school holidays, the Easter long weekend and Anzac Day all upon us now, there will undoubtedly be more people taking to the roads on their way to various holiday destinations.
11 Apr 2019   Western Plains Cultural Centre - School Holiday Workshop
The Western Plains Cultural Centre is hosting free school holiday workshops for students as young as five (5) years old.
11 Apr 2019   Applications now open for Bodangora Community Benefit Fund Round 4
Applications are now open for Round 4 of the Bodangora Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund to support projects that benefit the Wellington community.
9 Apr 2019   Dubbo Region Ready for Tesla Tourists
Dubbo Regional Council officially open a Tesla Supercharger station at the Western Plains Cultural Centre in Wingewarra Street Dubbo on Tuesday.
9 Apr 2019   Council launches community needs survey to gauge satisfaction of its residents
Dubbo Regional Council will commence a Community Needs Survey to gauge the level of satisfaction residents have of the operations and functions of Council.
29 Mar 2019   Windsor Parade Pocket park goes to public exhibition
A plan to beautify one of the main entrances to the city of Dubbo is on public exhibition for community feedback.
28 Mar 2019   Macquarie Lions Park Dubbo, Rejuvenation Project
Dubbo Regional Council staff will be undertaking rejuvenation works at Macquarie Lions Park in Dubbo in order to improve the presentation of the popular space.
26 Mar 2019   Council Meeting Outcomes – March 2019
Dubbo Regional Council held its Ordinary Council meeting on Monday 25 March in Dubbo.
20 Mar 2019   Double check your dog fences for the safety of our community.
Dubbo Regional Council are urging all residents to double check their fences and be mindful of how their dogs are secured to ensure other animals and people are safe within our community
20 Mar 2019   Survey commences to gain community feedback about the changes to Council waste services
Dubbo Regional Council are conducting both telephone and online surveys in our region which commenced Monday 18th March to find out about the community’s understanding of Council waste services, in particular the Food and Garden Organics service.
12 Mar 2019   Council Committee Meeting Outcomes – March 2019
Dubbo Regional Council held meetings of the Planning, Development and Environment Committee, and the Infrastructure, Community and Recreation Committee on Monday 12 March 2019. The meetings were chaired by Councillor Lawrence.
4 Mar 2019   Free Cuppa for the Driver kicks of its 9th year with the launch of the 2019 phase.
Thursday 28 February, saw the official launch of the award-winning 2019 phase of Free Cuppa for the Driver road safety and fatigue-prevention campaign, hosted by Bathurst Regional Council and the Harvest Café and Store in Bathurst.
4 Mar 2019   Construction of the William ‘Bill’ Ferguson statue has begun
A long-time dream of a committed group of Dubbo residents is one step closer as the construction of the William ‘Bill’ Ferguson bronze statue commences.
1 Mar 2019   Council joins forces with Family and Community Services upgrade Delroy Park
Mayor of the Dubbo Region Ben Shields is pleased to partner with Family and Community Services (FACS) to deliver much needed improvements to Delroy Park in West Dubbo.
26 Feb 2019   Finishing touches underway at the Dubbo Regional Botanic Gardens
Mayor of the Dubbo Region Ben Shields and the State Member for Dubbo Hon. Troy Grant today took a tour of the Dubbo Regional Botanic Garden Nature Based Adventure Playground to observe its progress ahead of the official opening to the public later next month.
26 Feb 2019   Council Meeting Outcomes – February 2019
Dubbo Regional Council held its Ordinary Council meeting on Monday 26 February in Dubbo.
12 Feb 2019   Council Committee Meeting Outcomes – February 2019
Dubbo Regional Council held meetings of the Planning, Development and Environment Committee, and the Infrastructure, Community and Recreation Committee on Monday 11 February 2019. The meetings were chaired by Councillor Lawrence.
11 Feb 2019   Claret Ash to be replaced at Wellington Memorial Pool
Dubbo Regional Council has made the tough decision during its Infrastructure Community and Recreation Committee Meeting to approve the removal of the Claret Ash tree at the Wellington Memorial Pool.
8 Feb 2019   Community paying a high price for vandalism
Mayor of the Dubbo Region Ben Shields has slammed a small group of vandals that cost the city tens of thousands of dollars in repairs and cleaning every year.
7 Feb 2019   Council approaches Masterplan with open mind
Dubbo Regional Council is calling for feedback on the draft Open Space Masterplan which is currently on public exhibition.
6 Feb 2019   New Lighting Systems installed at sporting facilities across Dubbo and Wellington
Mayor of the Dubbo Region Ben Shields is looking forward to flicking the switch on energy efficient lights across some of the regions sporting fields.
5 Feb 2019   Primary School Sustainability Program Launch
Primary school children across the Dubbo Regional, Narromine Shire and Mid-Western Regional Council areas will be learning about their environmental responsibilities through a series of sustainability education workshops focused on organic waste recycling and reducing packaging.
1 Feb 2019   Grow your business with Dubbo Regional Council’s Great Business Program
Dubbo Regional Council is calling all local businesses to sign up for a unique business development program providing invaluable help and resources to grow and enhance their profile plus be awarded a share of $20,000 in grants and prizes.
30 Jan 2019   Dubbo airport’s $17.5 million upgrades officially opened
The incredible growth at Dubbo City Regional Airport will continue into the future because of a $17.5 million upgrade officially opened on Tuesday.
26 Jan 2019   Australia Day 2019 Award Winners
Seventeen deserving residents of Dubbo and Wellington have been recognised for their contribution to their community at Australia Day celebrations.
23 Jan 2019   Mayor welcomes Hospital car park commitment
Mayor of the Dubbo Region Ben Shields has welcomed a commitment by Nationals candidate for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders to build a $30 million car park for Dubbo Hospital if elected.
23 Jan 2019   Back to school safely
As we commence the first term of the NSW school year, Dubbo Regional Council is issuing a timely reminder to drivers to slow down and look out for children around schools during school hours from Tuesday 29 January 2019.
22 Jan 2019   Council to invest $1 million for playground shade
Dubbo Regional Council has unveiled a plan to increase the amount of shade and trees around the city’s playgrounds. Over the next two years $1 million of Council funds will be invested to the project, which will enhance 10 parks around Dubbo.
17 Jan 2019   Council will ensure a community celebration continues
Following the announcement made by Dubbo Fireworks Committee that it will not continue, Mayor of the Dubbo Region Councillor Ben Shields would like to extend his appreciation to the committee.
16 Jan 2019   Dubbo recognised as a top Aussie Town
Dubbo’s place in the top 10 of the Wotif Aussie Town of the Year Awards for 2019 is fitting recognition for the city, Mayor of the Dubbo Region Ben Shields has said.
10 Jan 2019   Dubbo ideally located for Coles Automated Distribution Centre
Dubbo Regional Council has taken a proactive approach to attracting new businesses to Dubbo, encouraging Coles to consider the city as a location for a new automated distribution centre.
10 Jan 2019   Nominate an outstanding citizen for Australia Day Awards 2019
Dubbo Regional Council is seeking nominations from the community of outstanding citizens to be recognised in the 2019 Australia Day Awards for Dubbo and Wellington.

Last Edited: 15 May 2019

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