Media Releases

17 Sep 2019   DUBBO REGION’S ‘DAY ZERO’ DROUGHT MEDIA REPORTING vs REALITY
The Dubbo Region is significantly in the grips of the current worsening drought situation.
13 Sep 2019   APPLICATIONS FOR EVENT FUNDING NOW OPEN
Event organisers from various sporting clubs, not-for-profit organisations, and other community groups will have a chance to gain financial support from Dubbo Regional Council.
13 Sep 2019   YOUNG FOOTBALLERS HIT THE BIG TIME
In just over a week’s time, some of the biggest names in football will be taking to the field at Apex Oval in Dubbo. Dubbo Regional Council (DRC) has been working alongside some amazing local businesses, and junior football clubs, to bring the game to life.
12 Sep 2019   Extraordinary Meeting of Council
Dubbo Regional Council held an Extraordinary Meeting on Thursday 12 September 2019 at 5:30pm to elect the Mayor and Deputy Mayor.
12 Sep 2019   Council Committee Meeting Outcomes – September 2019
Dubbo Regional Council held meetings of the Planning, Development and Environment Committee, and the Infrastructure, Community and Recreation Committee on Monday 9 August 2019. The meetings were chaired by Councillor Lawrence. Dubbo Regional Council held the meeting of Economic Development, Business and Corporate Committee chaired by Councillor Mohr.
12 Sep 2019   BELL SHAKESPEARE RETURNS WITH THEIR MODERN ADAPTATION OF ‘MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING’
Brimming with one-liners and wisecracks, get ready for the rom-com of the year on Saturday 5 October, 7.30pm at Dubbo Regional Theatre.
10 Sep 2019   'THIS HAUNTED HOUSE’ COMES TO DUBBO
Award-winning emerging artist Merryn Sommerville is bringing her thought-provoking exhibition This Haunted House to the Western Plains Cultural Centre (WPCC) on 14 September, and it’s sure to get art enthusiasts talking.
10 Sep 2019   COUNCIL TO OPPOSE RIVER STREET BRIDGE
Dubbo Regional Council will formally express an opposition to the construction of the proposed River Street Bridge after a motion was adopted at an extraordinary meeting of Council on Monday night.
9 Sep 2019   TREE PLANTING TO OFFSET ROAD WORKS AND RESTORE RIVER RED GUM CORRIDOR
Dubbo Regional Council will plant 1,100 endemic species, to help rejuvenate the riparian corridor within Regand Park. The park is adjacent to the Macquarie River. The planting is part of an environmental offset planting requirement from the recent work completed on the Old Mendooran Reconstruction Alignment project.
9 Sep 2019   SATIN FROCKS AND FIRST AID: DUBBO’S WARTIME WOMEN
Celebrate History Week at Dubbo Library with a free talk on the experiences of two local womens organisations that supported the Dubbo community during the Second World War.
9 Sep 2019   COUNCIL HAS A RESPONSIBILITY TO SAVE WATER
After reviewing the current watering requirements and schedules for Dubbo Regional Council owned and operated parks and open spaces, Council has identified 11 sites across Dubbo and Wellington that will cease to be watered as part of water saving measures.
5 Sep 2019   NEW PLAYGROUND OPENS IN WELLINGTON
Mayor of the Dubbo Region Ben Shields will officially open the new playground at Bicentennial Park, Wellington. The new playground is situated on the South East corner of Bicentennial Park in Montefiores, Wellington which is frequented by many nearby residents with young families and local sporting clubs.
4 Sep 2019   UNITED NATIONS MAKE THE DUBBO REGION HOME
As the words ‘from this time forward,’ are spoken by the 32 people from around the world gathered at the Dubbo Regional Council’s Civic Administration Building, it signified the moment they pledged their loyalty to Australia and its people.
30 Aug 2019   DUBBO’S PREMIERE THEATRE DESTINATION RECEIVES NATIONAL RECOGNITION
Dubbo Regional Theatre and Convention Centre (DRTCC) is celebrating another success, after being named Australian Performing Arts Centre of the Year, at the 2019 Drover Awards.
28 Aug 2019   MEDIA STATEMENT APEX OVAL
Dubbo Regional Council decides to rest field ahead of A-League football match September 21 2019
27 Aug 2019   NEW AIR SERVICES TO DUBBO WELCOMED
Dubbo City Regional Airport is extending its reach even further, with the re-introduction of passenger air services to Cobar, Bourke, Walgett and Lightning Ridge.
27 Aug 2019   ORDINARY COUNCIL MEETING OUTCOMES - AUGUST
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26 Aug 2019   SPORTING HEROES FOUND IN AN UNLIKELY PLACE
Sport-lovers and creatives are being invited to a free workshop with award-winning artist Kerrie Polliness, when she opens the latest exhibition at the Western Plains Cultural Centre (WPCC).
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23 Aug 2019   GARAGE SALE TRAIL LAUNCHES IN THE DUBBO REGION
Dubbo Regional Council is part of Australia’s biggest community and sustainability event, Garage Sale Trail on Saturday 19 October and Sunday 20 October Residents are encouraged to put second hand first to reduce waste, the number of new products made and the overall impact of stuff on the planet.
23 Aug 2019   TRACKER RILEY CYCLE WAY LIGHTING PROJECT CONTINUES WITH COMMUNITY COLLABORATION
The Tracker Riley Cycle Way has long been a recreational hub for those looking for a scenic walk or run along the Macquarie River in Dubbo New South Wales.
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21 Aug 2019   Eric Hill’s beloved SPOT comes to life at Dubbo Regional Theatre
One of the most-read children’s book of all time, Spot, will come to life on the stage at Dubbo Regional Theatre with puppetry, songs and puzzles perfect for little Dubbo children.
21 Aug 2019   Independent report on the condition of Apex Oval
Mayor of the Dubbo Region Ben Shields has requested the decision regarding the relocation of finals at Apex Oval in the coming months to be determined by councillors at the next Ordinary Council meeting, on Monday 26 August 2019.
20 Aug 2019   Dubbo Sustainable City Expo and Science Festival
Dubbo Regional Council is hosting the annual Dubbo Sustainable City Expo & Science Festival on Saturday 24 August from 10am until 2pm at the Western Plains Cultural Centre (WPCC).
14 Aug 2019   Council Committee Meeting Outcomes – August 2019
Dubbo Regional Council held meetings of the Planning, Development and Environment Committee, and the Infrastructure, Community and Recreation Committee on Monday 12 August 2019.
7 Aug 2019   Funding Applications now open
Dubbo Regional Council invites eligible community organisations to take advantage of its Financial Assistance Program and apply for a share in $15,000.
2 Aug 2019   New Playing Fields for Dubbo
Dubbo Regional Council is commencing work on a new sporting precinct on the corner of Tamworth and South Street Dubbo well known as Pavans and Battistel land.
2 Aug 2019   Dubbo Regional Council’s Dubbo Theatre and Convention Centre nominated for Performing Arts Centre of the Year!
Dubbo Regional Council’s Dubbo Theatre and Convention Centre (DRTCC) has been nominated for the prestigious Drover Awards for Performing Arts Centre of the Year.
30 Jul 2019   Regional Tourism Awards a huge success for Dubbo Regional Council
Dubbo Regional Council is thrilled to have collected two (2) Gold and one (1) Bronze Award at the Regional Tourism Awards held at Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo on Saturday night.
25 Jul 2019   NSW SES and VRA training centre officially opened!
A new joint $2.3m NSW State Emergency Service (SES) and Volunteer Rescue Association (VRA) Unit was officially opened at the Dubbo City Regional Airport in Dubbo today.
23 Jul 2019   Council Meeting Outcomes – July 2019
Dubbo Regional Council held its Ordinary Council meeting on Monday 22 July in Dubbo. The meeting, chaired by Mayor of the Dubbo Region, Councillor Ben Shields made resolutions in respect of the following matters:
18 Jul 2019   The Industry, Skills and Opportunities Paper formally launched
The first stage of a strong collaborative project between Dubbo Regional, Gilgandra and Narromine Council’s supported by NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet (DPC) has been launched today (Thursday 18 July) detailing proposed capital works projects and the skills required within the region to deliver them effectively.
18 Jul 2019   Boothenba Road upgrade a welcome investment in safety
Today’s (Thursday 18 July) announcement that the NSW Government will provide $6M on top of Council and industry’s commitment of over $2M to upgrade and improve the notorious Boothenba Road and Dubbo Regional Livestock Market (DRLM) entrance has been warmly welcomed by Dubbo Regional Council.
9 Jul 2019   Council Committee Meeting Outcomes – July 2019
Infrastructure, Community and Recreation Committee Economic Development, Business and Corporate Committee
5 Jul 2019   NSW Country Eagles set to swoop on their city foe in Dubbo
Dubbo Regional Council has confirmed Saturday 31 August will be the first time in the history of National Rugby Championships (NRC) that a competition has been hosted in the Dubbo region.
2 Jul 2019   Newcastle Jets and Sydney FC to go head to head in Dubbo
Dubbo Regional Council has confirmed Saturday 21 September as the date for the Newcastle Jets and Sydney FC to set Apex Park alight with a powerhouse game of football as an A-league pre-season match
2 Jul 2019   Three key projects complete for Wellington
Yesterday Mayor of the Dubbo Region Ben Shields and State MP for Dubbo Dugald Saunders officially opened three key projects in the Wellington community.
26 Jun 2019   Council Meeting Outcomes – June 2019
Dubbo Regional Council held its Ordinary Council meeting on Monday 24 June in Dubbo. The meeting, chaired by Mayor of the Dubbo Region, Councillor Ben Shields made resolutions in respect of the following matters:
25 Jun 2019   Dubbo Regional Council and businesses working together in 
Destination Partnership Program
Dubbo Regional Council is inviting businesses across the local government area to join a collaborative program that promotes the region as a great place for visitors, events and new residents.
25 Jun 2019   2019/20 Budget – a foundation for long-term sustainability
Dubbo Regional Council has ushered in its fourth budget since amalgamation with a strong vision for further growth and development in the coming years for the whole region.
13 Jun 2019   Council Committee Meeting Outcomes June 2019
Dubbo Regional Council held meetings of the Planning, Development and Environment Committee, and the Infrastructure, Community and Recreation Committee on Tuesday 11 June 2019. The meetings were chaired by Councillor Lawrence. Dubbo Regional Council held the meeting of Economic Development, Business and Corporate Committee chaired by Councillor Mohr.
11 Jun 2019   Illegal Asbestos dumping forces Euchareena waste facility closure
Dubbo Regional Council has been forced to close the Euchareena Waste Facility until further notice due to a large amount of asbestos waste that was dumped at the site.
11 Jun 2019   Dubbo Regional Council welcomes $30 million drought funding commitment
Mayor of the Dubbo Region Ben Shields welcomes the announcement from the State Government to invest $30 million to plan the expansion of the local underground water supply.
30 May 2019   Dubbo Showground Masterplan on display
Dubbo Regional Council is calling for feedback on the draft Masterplan for the Dubbo Showground which is currently on public exhibition.
30 May 2019   May Council Meeting Outcomes
Dubbo Regional Council held its Ordinary Council meeting on Monday 27 May in Dubbo.
27 May 2019   Council endorses Level 2 Water Restrictions
Mayor of the Dubbo Region Ben Shields has tabled a Mayoral Minute to introduce Level 2 water restrictions across the local government area as a proactive response to the ongoing drought at tonight’s Ordinary Council Meeting.
20 May 2019   Mayoral Minute - Level 2 Water Restrictions for Dubbo Region.
At the upcoming Ordinary Meeting of Council, Monday 27 May 2019, Mayor of the Dubbo Region Ben Shields will table a Mayoral Minute to introduce Level 2 water restrictions across the local government area as a proactive response to the ongoing drought.
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.

Last Edited: 17 Sep 2019

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