Dubbo Regional Council report reflects on year of achievements and success

Dubbo Regional Council has published the Annual Report for 2017/2018 which highlights the achievements and the progress on major projects delivered by Council.

Mayor of the Dubbo Region Ben Shields said elected representation was returned to Dubbo Regional Council in September 2017 and since that time the Council has been focused on taking a new approach to significant community concerns.

“The Council has taken a lead in addressing issues of social disadvantage, fixing the health of the Macquarie River and rejuvenating interest in Wellington and our villages,” Councillor Shields said.

“There has also been an unprecedented program of capital works delivered from the runway strengthening at Dubbo City Regional Airport, opening Playmates Cottage and completing the construction of the Dubbo Regional Organics Processing Plant, through to the Gundy Creek Bridge reconstruction, and a number of playground and recreation renewals in Euchareena, Stuart Town, Geurie and Wongarbon,” he said.

Councillor Shields said the Annual Report is a snapshot in time which shows the breadth of activities undertaken by Council.

“The extent of services to the community Council provides is evident in the annual report,” Councillor Shields said.

“For example there were 209,716 passengers through the Dubbo City Regional Airport, 805 Development Applications approved, 1,035 kilometres of unsealed roads graded and 32,993 people toured the Wellington Caves,” Councillor Shields said.

“While the 2017/2018 Annual Report looks back over the year, this Council is continuing to look ahead and address the challenges and deliver more great results for the coming year,” Councillor Shields said.

Last Edited: 27 Nov 2018

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