Council Committee Meeting Outcomes – September 2018


Collective Impact for Social Change Policy Formally Adopted

Council resolved to formally adopt the Collective Impact for Social Change Policy which commits Council to working collaboratively to achieve positive change to areas of long-term disadvantage in the community.

The draft Policy was adopted following a 28 day public exhibition period where one submission was received on behalf of the Department of Family and Community Services which endorsed Council’s policy.

The Collective Impact for Social Change Policy applies to those areas of Council which interact at grass roots community level and commits Council to work collaboratively with agencies, NGOs in the community development and services sector and other levels of government.

This Policy also commits Council to ensure work which addresses long-term disadvantage are community driven, use collective models to develop shared vision and goals, focus on systemic structural reform, have rigorous commitment to data and outcomes and be part of a long-term sustainable change.

Wellington Pool 2018/2019 season

The Wellington Memorial Swimming Pool Redevelopment construction is scheduled to commence in October 2018 and continue through until October 2019. During this time the Wellington Memorial Swimming Pool will be closed to the public.

Council has endorsed a proposal that accommodates the needs of Wellington pool user groups at Geurie pool.

The proposal was amended following a period of public exhibition with the following conditions included:

· Wellington Diggers Point Score to run on a Tuesday from 6.30pm – 7.30pm

· Wellington Aqua Aerobics to run from 10am to 11am on a Thursday and Friday and 5.30pm – 6.30pm on a Wednesday evening during the school term.

· Increase in early morning lap swimming to four mornings, Monday to Friday and a designated lap swimming lane on a Saturday and Sunday morning from 9am – 10am.

Council will review the use of the Geurie pool throughout the 2018/2019 season and make further amendments if required in consultation with user groups.

A progress report will be provided to the December 2018 Infrastructure Community and Recreation Committee meeting.

Community Services Fund – successful applicants

Council has endorsed the allocation of funding from the 2018/2019 Annual Operational Plan and Budget to 16 community organisations.

The funding was made available following Council’s resolution that community groups previously funded by the former Dubbo City and Wellington Council be required to apply through a public process available to the wider community for any donation they wish to receive from Council.

During the application period Council received 22 applications totalling $283,754.00 for an available pool of approximately $310,996.00.

The following funds have been allocated to the successful community based organisations in accordance with Section 356 of the Local Government Act 1993:

  • Central West Leadership Academy $5,300

  • Dubbo & District Pipe Band $1,500.00

  • University of the Third Age, Dubbo Chapter Inc $3,197.00

  • Orana Support Service Inc $2,654.00

  • Oriscon Inc $700.00

  • Life Education NSW $7,400.00

  • Wellington Information & Neighbourhood Services Inc $20,000.00

  • Orana K9 Training Club Inc $3,536.00

  • Dubbo Neighbourhood Centre $160,000.00

  • Western Region Academy of Sport $2,847.00

  • Dubbo and District Preschool Kindergarten Inc $4,000.00

  • City of Dubbo Eisteddfod Society Inc $10,000.00

  • Walan Wirringah Women's Group - Community Garden $10,000.00

  • Orana Early Childhood Intervention and Education Project Inc $2,500.00

  • Victims and Witnessess of Crime Court Support (VWCCS) $6,000.00

  • Lifeline $15,000


Draft Planning Proposal to Rezone Land on Windsor Parade Dubbo.

Council resolved to support the Planning Proposal to rezone Lot 442 DP 708021 from SP3 Tourist to B6 Enterprise Corridor under the provisions of the Dubbo Local Environmental Plan 2011.

The Proposal will be submitted to the Department of Planning and Environment (DPE) to seek a Gateway Determination. Following receipt of a Gateway Determination, Council will place the Planning Proposal on public exhibition. The Planning Proposal would be placed on public exhibition for a period of not less than 28 days.

Building Summary

The Committee considered and noted the Building Summary for August 1 – August 31 2018.

During August 2018 Dubbo Regional Council approved 78 development applications with a total a value of $32,145,412.


Dubbo Regional Council held a meeting of the Economic Development, Business and Corporate Committee on Monday 10 September 2018.

The meeting was chaired by Councillor Greg Mohr.

Boothenba Road Upgrade

Dubbo Regional Council is seeking funding from the NSW Government’s Growing Local Economies Fund to deliver an upgrade to Boothenba Road, Dubbo specifically at the intersection with the Dubbo Regional Livestock Markets (DRLM), at the western end of Boothenba Road. The project aims to improve general access arrangements to the DRLM from Boothenba Road which would achieve greater safety measures, transport efficiencies and productivity gains.

Council resolved that if the Expression of Interest to the NSW Government’s Growing Local Economies Fund is successful, then Council will progress with a full business case funding application for the Boothenba Road upgrade project.

Financial highlights – 2017/2018

Below is a summary in respect of various major capital projects undertaken during 2017/2018 and projects still in progress into 2018/2019:

  • Waste Collection Services New household waste collection services commenced on the 1 July 2018. Dubbo residents transitioned from two bins to three bins with Wellington and surrounding village residents transitioning from one bin to three bins


  • Dubbo Regional Organics Processing Plant 

    The Dubbo Regional Organics Processing Plant (DROPP) was officially opened in July 2018 at the Whylandra Waste and Recycling Facility. The DROPP will process food and garden organic waste from Dubbo Regional Council, Mid-Western Regional Council and Narromine Shire Council


  • Gundy Creek Bridge The Gundy Creek Bridge construction is complete and the formal opening occurred on 30 July 2018. The original timber bridge was replaced with a two-lane concrete bridge that can accommodate higher mass limit vehicles and will improve freight transport and community access. There was a total investment in the project of $1.37 million.


  • Rural Fire Training Facility 

    Demolition of the old Air Services Compound is complete. The major realignment of the stormwater drainage channel is complete, along with bulk earthworks associated with internal road construction. Construction of four bay sheds and hardstand is over 50% complete.

  • Dubbo Airport General Aviation Precinct Project The project is well advanced. Temporary side track access has been constructed for Judy Jakins Drive. Earthworks are well advanced, pavement works are underway and sewer installations are well advanced. The project is planned to be completed by early September 2018, weather permitting.

  • Victoria Park Project The main construction of the Victoria Park No. 2 and 3 car park commenced at the start of June 2018 with the works expected to take 8 to 10 weeks to complete. As part of this project 30 super advanced trees will be replanted within the immediate area

  • Wongarbon Park The redevelopment of Wongarbon Park has been completed. The park redevelopment included a full playground renewal, installation of two park picnic settings and shelters, two futsal soccer goals and a new hot water system unit within the club house.

  • Dubbo Regional Botanic Garden Playground Bulk earthworks and pathways are completed and the amenity block has been installed. The site fencing, irrigation and playground equipment (including the All Abilities Swing) is to be installed in August and September 2018. The project is to be completed by the end of October 2018.

  • Dubbo Regional Botanic Garden Carpark The carpark was completed and officially opened on 23 July 2018. This was partly funded by the Stronger Communities Fund of $240,000 with the remainder contributed by Council.

  • Dubbo Regional Theatre and Convention Centre Operable Door Dubbo Regional Theatre and Convention Centre’s large auditorium had a new operable acoustic dividing door installed in July 2018. Funding of $163,467 was received from the NSW Government Arts and Culture Infrastructure Grants Program and Council contributed the remaining $150,000

  • Dubbo Aquatic Leisure Centre The renewal of the Dubbo Aquatic Leisure Centre grandstand roof was completed by the end of June 2018 at a cost of $120,000. The new water play area is currently under construction and is on track to be completed by September 2018 with an opening event scheduled for 7 October 2018.

  • Wellington Aquatic Leisure Centre Tenders for the Wellington Memorial Pool renewal are currently under determination having re-entry closed on 4 September 2018. The estimated completion date is October 2019. 

  • Boundary Road Extension Wheelers Lane roundabout construction is advancing with asphalt placed on the western side. Boundary Road/Wheelers Lane intersection has reopened with traffic travelling in the western lane and detour through Avian Estate now removed. Construction of the eastern side of the roundabout is continuing with stormwater installation and excavation work for road pavement commencing.

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Last Edited: 11 Sep 2018

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