Media releases

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.
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.

Last Edited: 20 Aug 2019

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