Media releases

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.
12 Apr 2018   Regional Platters serves up new ideas for agri-business
Primary producers and businesses are taking part in a development program to help develop and expand the agri-business sector across the Orana Region.
11 Apr 2018   Youth Week 2018 kicks off across Dubbo Region
Youth Week 2018 is on across the Dubbo Region from 11-24 April with a big line-up of events including a Cinema Under the Stars to be held in both Dubbo and Wellington.
10 Apr 2018   Protect the protectors campaign yields results
Mayor of the Dubbo Region Ben Shields has praised emergency services volunteers who have successfully campaigned to reduce the speed limit around emergency vehicles and at the site of accidents to prevent further horrific incidents.
6 Apr 2018   Water and Sewer Main Replacement to commence
Construction of new water mains along Whylandra Street will commence Monday 9 April as part of Council’s scheduled works program.
5 Apr 2018   Boundary Road extension construction suspended
Dubbo Regional Council will review construction of the Boundary Road Extension following notification the contracting firm undertaking the construction, Shearer Contracting Pty Ltd, has been placed in voluntary administration.
29 Mar 2018   Wellington Caves joins new international groundwater research project
Researchers from the University of Freiburg (Germany) and the University of NSW are researching soil moisture and water recharge at the Wellington Caves as part of an international research project.
27 Mar 2018   Council Meeting Outcomes - 26 March 2018
Dubbo Regional Council held its ordinary Council meeting on Monday 26 March 2018, in Wellington.
22 Mar 2018   New Wellington residents treated to welcome BBQ
New residents to Wellington will be treated to a BBQ breakfast to learn more about their new home, the services and activities available and to meet the Mayor, some Council staff and a number of community groups.
20 Mar 2018   Council Committee Meeting Outcomes - 19 March
Dubbo Regional Council held a meeting of the Economic Development, Business and Corporate Committee on Monday 19 March 2018
20 Mar 2018   Council Committee Meeting Outcomes - 19 March
Dubbo Regional Council held meetings of the Planning, Development and Environment Committee, and the Infrastructure, Community and Recreation Committee on Monday 19 March 2018.
14 Mar 2018   Community support needed to get funding application over the line
Mayor of Dubbo Region Councillor Ben Shields has today called on the community to get behind Council’s bid for funding to help deliver a $1.39M refurbishment of Old Dubbo Gaol.
14 Mar 2018   Wingewarra Street Redevelopment set to commence
Dubbo Regional Council will shortly recommence work on the redevelopment of Wingewarra Street with the construction program to start on Monday 19 March 2018.
13 Mar 2018   Dubbo Business Continues to Strengthen
A new report by SV Partners shows just 1.7 per cent of Dubbo businesses are at risk of failure.
8 Mar 2018   Dubbo tells Qantas we're ready for Pilot Academy
Dubbo Regional Council has a message for Qantas CEO Alan Joyce: we are ready for the Qantas Pilot Academy.
8 Mar 2018   Destination Guides Launch Major Partnership Program
200,000 new Destination Visitor guides are about to hit letterboxes, visitor information centres and tourist attractions across NSW.
28 Feb 2018   Volunteers needed to clean up Australia
Help keep Australia beautiful on Sunday 4 March by participating in Clean Up Australia Day and join residents, families and community groups from across Dubbo to play a part in Australia’s largest community based environmental event.
27 Feb 2018   Council Meeting Outcomes - 26 February 2018
Dubbo Regional Council held a Council meeting on Monday 26th February, 2018 in Dubbo.
26 Feb 2018   ROAD RULES AWARENESS WEEK
Dubbo Regional Council is taking the opportunity to remind all road users to brush up on their knowledge of the road rules during Road Rules Awareness Week .
22 Feb 2018   Airport Project lights the way for future growth
The Runway Strengthening and Lighting Upgrades at the Dubbo Regional Airport are nearing completion with the new lighting to be formally commissioned this week.
22 Feb 2018   Council supports life saving devices in public spaces
The Australian Red Cross in Dubbo should be congratulated for advocating for more defibrillators to be made available in public spaces to make Dubbo a ‘Heart Safe City’, according to Mayor of the Dubbo Region Councillor Ben Shields.
15 Feb 2018   Live Stream throws chamber doors wide open
Live streaming of Council Meetings will be starting next week and Mayor of the Dubbo Region Councillor Ben Shields said that this is yet another example of Council delivering promises to the community.
14 Feb 2018   Gundy Creek Bridge replacement
Dubbo Regional Council’s Director of Operations, Chris Devitt, announced that work has now started on the Gundy Creek replacement project.
6 Feb 2018   Social Justice and Crime Prevention Committee gets serious
Council’s Social Justice and Crime Prevention Committee held its inaugural meeting on Wednesday 31st January where Mayor of Dubbo Region Councillor Ben Shields was elected as Chair.
5 Feb 2018   Upgrade delivers international standard playing field
Mayor of Dubbo Region, Councillor Ben Shields, said that a recent upgrade to Pioneer Park Hockey field is yet another facility that can be considered a great asset to the region’s sporting community due to a recently completed upgrade.
1 Feb 2018   Extraordinary Council Meeting Outcomes – 31 January 2018
Dubbo Regional Council held an Extraordinary Council meeting on Wednesday 31st January, 2018 in Dubbo.
31 Jan 2018   Cycle club on track to seek funding
A new Working Party which has been formed to oversee the development of the new cycling facility met for the first time Monday night and Mayor of Dubbo Region Councillor Ben Shields is adamant that funding be sought to support the Club’s goals.
31 Jan 2018   MyDubbo card secures local dollars
An initiative of Dubbo Regional Council’s Ignite program, the myDubbo shopping card has once again built the profile of our local retailers within the community.
29 Jan 2018   Masterplan gets kick start from NSWRL Hogs
Dubbo Regional Council’s Manager of Recreation and Open Space Ian McAlister said that the Kennard Park Masterplan, adopted by Council last year, got a much welcome head start thanks to the support of the NSWRL Hogs for the Homeless initiative.
25 Jan 2018   Audit plants seed of opportunity for street tree improvements
Dubbo Regional Council’s Manager of Recreation and Open Space Ian McAlister said that an audit of street trees, conducted as part of Council’s Street Tree Strategy, has presented an opportunity to not only improve the tree canopy, but also employ a planting and watering strategy that will ensure the long-term sustainability of the new trees.
22 Jan 2018   Mayor puts pen to paper to change ward system
Mayor of the Dubbo Region Ben Shields has written to the Minister for Local Government, the Hon. Gabrielle Upton MP in an effort to reverse the ward system that was introduced as part of the State Government’s changes to local government in 2016 which saw the former Wellington and Dubbo City council’s merged.
19 Jan 2018   Extraordinary Council Meeting Outcomes – January 2018
Dubbo Regional Council held an Extraordinary Council meeting on Friday 19 January, 2018 in Dubbo
18 Jan 2018   Australia Day 2018 program encourages region to celebrate as one
Dubbo Regional Council will host events in Dubbo and Wellington for Australia Day on Friday, 26 January 2018.
17 Jan 2018   Erskine Street Pump Station project comes to an end
Dubbo Regional Council’s Manager of Water Supply and Sewerage Stephen Carter has reported that the upgrades to the Erskine Street Pump Station are all but complete and the road closure which was expected to be in effect until January 24 is no longer required.
12 Jan 2018   Boundary Road extension works get underway
The extension of Boundary Road to service the growth of east Dubbo is now underway with Stage 1 of the project scheduled for completion by July 2018.
8 Jan 2018   Funding offered to community organisations in Dubbo Regional Council area
Dubbo Regional Council invites eligible community organisations to take advantage of its Financial Assistance Program and apply for a share in $15,000 with applications open from Monday 8 January.
5 Jan 2018   Council calls on Telstra to review maintenance of iconic building
Mayor of the Dubbo Region Ben Shields has written to Telstra with concerns about the upkeep the city’s most iconic building and grandiose clock tower. The building is owned by Telstra.
4 Jan 2018   Council encourages public to do the right thing while recycling
Dubbo Regional Council is encouraging users of the new Return and Earn reverse vending machine (RVM) at Victoria Park to only bring eligible containers to be recycled and carry items in re-usable containers to keep the area around the machine free of litter.
4 Jan 2018   Local events secure Council funding to boost economic returns
Thirteen not-for-profit events from across the Dubbo Region Local Government Area have been selected to share $69,700 of financial and in-kind funding from Council.

Last Edited: 23 Apr 2018

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