Media releases

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.
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.
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.

Last Edited: 22 Jun 2018

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