Media releases

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.
24 Jul 2018   Council Meeting Outcomes - 23 July 2018
Dubbo Regional Council held its Ordinary Council meeting on Monday 23 July 2018, in Wellington. The meeting, chaired by Mayor of the Dubbo Region, Councillor Ben Shields made resolutions in respect of the following matters:
24 Jul 2018   Dubbo Regional Theatre and Convention Centre welcomes installation of new acoustic doors
Dubbo Regional Theatre and Convention Centre’s large auditorium has recently had a new operable acoustic dividing door installed thanks to funding of $163,467 received from the NSW Government Arts and Culture Infrastructure Grants Program.
10 Jul 2018   Council facilitates productive meeting with Qantas delegation
Dubbo Regional Council today hosted a delegation from Qantas where the pitch for basing a Pilot Training Academy was put forward as part of collaborative approach between Council and industry and community stakeholders.
10 Jul 2018   Council Committee Meeting Outcomes - July 2018
Dubbo Regional Council held meetings of the Planning, Development and Environment Committee, and the Infrastructure, Community and Recreation Committee on Monday 9 July 2018. The meetings were chaired by Councillor Lawrence.
6 Jul 2018   Free Cuppa for the Driver will be back in 2019
The multi-award winning ‘Free Cuppa for the Driver’ scheme, finished up on 31 May and will return even bigger and better in March 2019.
5 Jul 2018   Council offers access to free water for eligible farmers across the region
Dubbo Regional Council will grant access to free water from standpipes for eligible drought affected residents across the region as a result of a motion moved by Councillor Jones during the June Ordinary Meeting of Council.
5 Jul 2018   Valuable Feedback Gets Impressive Results for the Community
Dubbo Regional Council’s Mayor Ben Shields said the response from two polls seeking feedback on two new playgrounds to be built in Dubbo has been extremely positive.
4 Jul 2018   Stream One Event Funding Now Open
Dubbo Regional Council is inviting applications for funding from not-for-profit events being held between 1 July 2018 and 30 June 2019.
28 Jun 2018   Sensory Sunday at the Old Dubbo Gaol
This Sunday July 1 The Old Dubbo Gaol will launch its first official ‘Sensory Sunday,’ a morning perfect for children and adults alike who prefer a sensory friendly experience.
27 Jun 2018   New Three Bin Service to Start Week Commencing July 2
The Dubbo Region will see the new three bin service come into effect from week commencing July 2, providing residents with the three options to dispose of their waste.
26 Jun 2018   Council Committee Meeting Outcomes - 25 June 2018
Dubbo Regional Council held its Ordinary Council meeting on Monday 25 June 2018, in Dubbo. The meeting, chaired by Mayor of the Dubbo Region, Councillor Ben Shields made resolutions in respect of the following matters:
22 Jun 2018   Dubbo shortlisted for Qantas Pilot Academy
A Qantas Pilot Academy in Dubbo is one step closer to becoming a reality after Qantas announced Dubbo as one of nine (9) locations shortlisted.
21 Jun 2018   Philippine Independence Day - Flag Raising Ceremony
Dubbo Regional Council will celebrate the 120th Anniversary of the proclamation of the Philippine Independence Day by hosting a flag raising ceremony at the rotunda in Victoria Park on Saturday 23 June.
20 Jun 2018   Council calls for nominations on Disability Inclusion Technical Panel
Dubbo Regional Council is seeking nominations from residents within the Dubbo Regional Council Local Government Area for positions on the Disability Inclusion Technical Panel.
19 Jun 2018   Welcome to Dubbo for New Residents
Dubbo Regional Council will welcome new residents to the city at the popular Dubbo New Residents Night to be held Thursday 21 June, at the Western Plains Cultural Centre from 6pm.
12 Jun 2018   Feedback closing on Coal Seam Gas Exploration
Feedback on the question about Coal Seam Gas Exploration and Development in the Dubbo Regional Council area is closing this Friday 15 June and the Mayor of the Dubbo Region Councillor Ben Shields is encouraging all interested parties to make a submission.
7 Jun 2018   Statement regarding Dubbo Netball Amenities
Dubbo Regional Council and the Dubbo Netball Association are aware of the current issues and have been working cooperatively over the past two (2) years to finalise a refurbishment plan for the Riverbank Amenities.
4 Jun 2018   Applications now open for Bodangora Community Benefit Fund Round 2
Applications are now open for Round 2 of the Bodangora Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund to support projects that benefit the Wellington community.
1 Jun 2018   Dubbo Regional Council Media Statement Regarding JetGo
Dubbo Regional Council is aware Jetgo Australia Holdings have announced that the Company has entered Voluntary Administration on Friday 1st June 2018.
31 May 2018   Wellington NSW announced to host Red Bull Branched Out Competition 2018
Dubbo Regional Council is pleased to announce a partnership with Red Bull Australia and Arboriculture Australia to bring the Red Bull Branched Out tree climbing championships to Wellington in 2018.
29 May 2018   Have we got it right? Mayor encourages community to have their say
Mayor of Dubbo Regional Council, Councillor Ben Shields said it’s important the community make their submissions on the new draft 2040 Community Strategic Plan by 8 June 2018.
24 May 2018   Mayor Calls on State Government to Fund Ring Road
Mayor of the Dubbo Region Ben Shields has called on the state government to fund Dubbo’s western ring road in its coming budget.
23 May 2018   We all hold the key to road safety - Fatality Free Friday
Dubbo Regional Council is urging locals to get behind this year’s Fatality Free Friday event in Wellington to acknowledge the important role everyone plays in road safety.
23 May 2018   Dubbo welcomes the NSW Combined High Schools Boys Rugby Union Carnival
Dubbo will host the Combined High Schools (CHS) State Rugby Union Championships from Wednesday 23 May 2018 to Friday 25 May 2018 at Dubbo’s premier sporting facility, Apex Oval.
22 May 2018   Council supports destination marketing through the implementation of a Visiting Friends and Relatives competition
Dubbo Regional Council Mayor Ben Shields is encouraging all residents who have friends and relatives outside of Dubbo to enter the latest competition for their chance to win big prizes.
21 May 2018   Dubbo Regional Council’s First Investment Prospectus Launch
Friday marked the launch of the first Dubbo Regional Prospectus from Dubbo Regional Council to a room packed with local industry and business and collaborative levels of Government.
16 May 2018   Coal Seam Gas Exploration and Development Community Consultation
Council is seeking the community’s views and standpoints in respect to Coal Seam Gas exploration and whether Coal Seam Gas exploration and development should be supported in the Dubbo Regional Local Government Area.
14 May 2018   Wingewarra Street Redevelopment Project
As part of the Wingewarra Street redevelopment project, Council will be commencing pavement stabilisation works from Monday 14 May, with new kerb and gutter construction to follow.
11 May 2018   Dubbo Regional Council Congratulates Director Planning and Environment
Dubbo Regional Council has congratulated Director of Planning and Environment Melissa Watkins who has accepted a position as Director Development and Environment with Port Macquarie-Hastings Council.
11 May 2018   Council urges Parliamentarians to support drug rehabilitation facility
Dubbo Regional Council has urged an Upper House Parliamentary Committee to make strong recommendations supporting the provision of a residential rehabilitation centre, detoxification facility and a drug court in Dubbo.
7 May 2018   Council calls for feedback on suite of strategies, plans and Budget
Council today adopted a suite of plans for the purpose of Public Exhibition which will begin this Thursday, 10 May, 2018.
4 May 2018   Consultation period extended on draft Planning Agreement Policy
Dubbo Regional Council has extended the period of consultation on a draft Planning Agreement Policy to enable stakeholders more time to review the draft policy and make public submissions.
2 May 2018   Forum strengthens relationship between Council, community and the development industry
Council is extending an invitation to persons involved in the Dubbo Development Industry and all those involved in the development of Dubbo to the Planning and Development Stakeholders Forum to be held on Thursday 3 May 2018.
1 May 2018   Victoria Park Sporting Precinct Master Plan implementation to start
Council’s Sporting Asset Coordinator Wes Giddings said that the removal of 14 trees in between Victoria Park 2 and 3 ovals is the first step in implementing the Victoria Park Master Plan.
27 Apr 2018   Dubbo and Western NSW economy benefiting from Dubbo City Regional Airport capital upgrades
Multiple capital upgrades to the Dubbo City Regional Airport proudly funded through the Australian, and NSW Governments, and contributions from Dubbo Regional Council are continuing.
24 Apr 2018   Council Meeting Outcomes – April 2018
Dubbo Regional Council held its ordinary Council meeting on Monday 23 April 2018, in Dubbo. The meeting, chaired by Mayor Councillor Ben Shields made resolutions in respect to a number of matters.
23 Apr 2018   Biggest ever commitment to improving disability services on Council agenda tonight
The Mayor of the Dubbo Region will put to Council a signature policy to have all Council infrastructure upgraded to meet modern accessibility standards within a four year timetable.
18 Apr 2018   Council delivering upgrades and new facilities across the region to help our communities thrive
The Mayor of Dubbo Region Councillor Ben Shields is thrilled to see a number of projects across the region have been delivered by Council after funding was secured to fast track the improvement of facilities for the community.
17 Apr 2018   Boundary Road Extension to recommence immediately
Dubbo Regional Council will recommence Stage 1 of the extension of Boundary Road by re-prioritising works and using Council resources to minimise disruption and to complete the project in a timely and cost-effective manner.
12 Apr 2018   Community groups invited to apply for share of over $300,000 in Stronger Communities Grants
Dubbo Regional Council is inviting all community groups in the Council area to apply for a grant of up to $50,000 under Round 3 of the Stronger Communities Fund Community Grants Program.

Last Edited: 15 Aug 2018

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