DUBBO REGIONAL COUNCIL'S COVID-19 RESPONSE

NEWS & UPDATES

Dubbo Regional Council has published the below media releases about its response to COVID-19. The most recent releases are at the top:

APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN FOR CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) RATES FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

NSW GOVERNMENT HAS SAYS TRIP TO THE TIP IS NOW A 'REASONABLE EXCUSE'

COUNCIL WAIVES CHILDCARE LEVIES UNTIL THE END OF FINANCIAL YEAR

THE SHOW MUST GO ON!

KEEP IT SAFE. LEAVE YOUR HOUSEHOLD CLEAN OUT UNTIL ANOTHER TIME.

ADDITIONAL COUNCIL FACILITIES TO CLOSE IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC

COUNCIL FACILITIES TO CLOSE, BUT STAFF STILL WORKING

LANDING FEES AT DUBBO CITY REGIONAL AIRPORT WAIVED

DRC STATEMENT RE 'MARKETS' AND COVID-19

COUNCIL CONTINUES WORKING WITH EVENT ORGANISERS

SPECIAL EARLY MORNING BUS SERVICES

MAINTAINING VITAL SERVICES FOR OUR COMMUNITY

SUPPORTING OUR BUSINESS COMMUNITY

We know that our business community is hurting at this time, which is why Dubbo Regional Council's Economic Development Team is working with local businesses. A webpage over at our sister-site run by Dubbo Region is helping our community stay connected and aware of what businesses have come up with alternative ways of trading.

Find out more about local businesses and who's still trading here. You'll also find important information for businesses, and also for workers and employees.

LODGING DEVELOPMENT APPLICATIONS

Electronic submissions of applications can be sent to Council via DevelopmentandEnvironmentApplications.Officers@dubbo.nsw.gov.au. Council only requires one set of plans and each document is to be named accordingly and saved as separate pdf documents. If your application and associated documents are larger than 25 MB, documents can be sent via a cloud host. Please note that if the documentation is not adequate eg: not to scale, not clear or legible, insufficient details etc., then lodgement of the application will be held until adequate information is received.

On the receipt of acceptable applications, Council will forward an Invoice for payment of associated fees which must be paid within 14 days.  This payment will be able to be made electronically. Should the payment not be made within the specified 14 days, the application will be refused, on the grounds that the application had not been lodged in the ‘prescribed manner’.

Council’s Duty Building and Planning Officers are available between 1 pm to 5 pm Monday to Friday to answer any enquires regarding your application. Please phone 02 6801 4000 or send an email to council@dubbo.nsw.gov.au.

PUBLIC HEALTH INFORMATION

To read about the latest restrictions and Public Health Orders, please visit this NSW Health webpage.

To check what you can and can't do under the current rules, please click here.

CLOSURES/ PRECAUTIONS AT COUNCIL FACILITIES

We are updating this information regularly to keep our community informed about any changes to their services. Please refer to the below table for more information.

 FACILITY  STATUS MORE INFO
Customer Experience Centres
 Open

We ask that if you are feeling unwell, you stay home and make contact with Council via phone instead on 02 6801 4000. Strict social distancing requirements are in place.

Visitor Information Centres
Open

Strict social distancing requirements are in place. Staff are also available to answer phone calls.

Phone: 1800 674 443

Dubbo Regional Theatre and Convention Centre (DRTCC)
Open
 
  • For a list of shows and events coming up at the Dubbo Regional Theatre and Convention Centre, visit here.

  • For updates about other events in the Dubbo region, visit here.

Phone: (02) 6801 4378

 

Old Dubbo Gaol
Open  
  • Please book ahead if you are visiting the Old Dubbo Gaol. Guided tours are not allowed; however, self-guided tours are still proceeding.
  • Staff will still be responding to inquiries over the phone or email.

Phone: (02) 6801 4460

Dubbo Regional Livestock Markets (DRLM)
 Open  

We've asked that only those conducting business at DRLM - namely agents, buyers, transporters, contractors and staff - attend Dubbo Regional Livestock Markets. We also want people to be aware of the below:

  • The need for regular and correct hand-washing procedures.
  • Avoiding touching eyes, nose and mouth with hands.
  • Sneezing into your elbow or clean tissue.
  • Not shaking hands.
  • Maintaining a 1.5m distance from others.
  • If you have symptoms you must self-isolate and seek immediate medical advice.
Council waste facilities - including transfer stations
 Open

All of Council's waste facilities are currently operating, including Whlyandra, Wellington and all five transfer stations.

Council asks that if you are showing signs of sickness, please do not attend our facilities. 

Wellington Caves and Caravan Park
Open  

The Wellington Caves Visitor Experience Centre and Café are open with guided tours of the Cathedral Cave and Discovery Lab only. Tours of the Fossil and Phosphate Mine and Gaden Cave have been suspended until further notice. Tickets for the Cathedral Cave and Discovery Lab must be pre-purchased on 123 TIX prior to arrival.

   

Phone: (02) 6840 6480

Western Plains Cultural Centre (WPCC)
Open  
  • Registrations are essential via 123Tix or registrations can be made upon entry to the WPCC, as long as social distancing is followed.

Phone: (02) 6801 4444

Macquarie Regional Library (MRL)
Limited openings
 
  • The Macquarie Regional Libraries, including Dubbo and Wellington have implemented limited opening times and days. For more information about those opening times, click here.
  • We will rollout a suite of virtual programs including:
    • 24/7 online services
    • Online tech help
    • Ask Your Library (via email and telephone)
    • Stories At Home (virtual story time)
    • Your Library at Your Door

Phone: (02) 6801 4510

Community Halls
Open
Public Amenities Open

 

Playgrounds/ play spaces
Open    
 Skate parks
 Open

 

  • Dubbo, Victoria Park
  • Wellington Skate Park
  • Geurie Tom Culkin
Botanic Gardens & Japanese Gardnes
Open
Sporting Facilities/ Sporting Grounds Open
 
 Reserves  OPEN  

Community BBQs OFF  All community BBQs have been turned off
Drinking Fountains OFF  All community drinking fountains have been turned off
Leash Free Areas  Open  
Aquatic Leisure Centres
Open
Animal Shelter & Pound
Open by appointment only
 

Rangers will still be responding to calls and requests; however, if you are collecting a pet, you will be required to make an appointment before collecting your pet.

All adoptions have been suspended for the time being, with all dogs and cats being sent to various rescue groups, including the RSPCA, for adoption.

Dubbo Showground  Open  
Still have questions? Click here to see our Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19.

Last Edited: 01 Oct 2020

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