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Fill up for less these school holidays!

With families driving across the state to see their loved ones this school holiday period, Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders has reminded drivers to shop around for the cheapest fuel prices via the FuelCheck app. The FuelCheck app provides accurate, real-time price information for every petrol station in NSW, so that motorists can quickly and easily search for the best deal. “So many families will be hitting the road and travelling to and from our region. Do yourself a favour – get the app and save your money to spend in town and support local businesses,” Mr Saunders …

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Fishers snag free yabby nets to protect native wildlife

Fishers are in line for free yabby nets as part of plans to transition the State to open-top nets to protect vulnerable native wildlife. Member for the Dubbo Electorate Dugald Saunders said the NSW Government is giving away 5,000 yabby nets to recreational fishers as part of the comprehensive program to phase out the use of enclosed yabby traps in NSW from 30 April 2021. “‘Opera house’ style yabby traps pose a risk to air breathing animals such as platypus, water rats and turtles, which can find themselves caught and unable to free themselves,” Mr Saunders said. “The NSW Government …

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#buyfromthebush founder Grace Brennan named NSW Regional Women of the Year

The woman who inspired a nation to support the bush has taken out the NSW Regional Woman of the Year Award, one of the top accolades at the NSW Women of the Year Awards held in Sydney today. Member for Dubbo Dugald Saunders congratulated #buyfromthebush founder Grace Brennan, whose initiative resulted in a $5 million revenue uplift for participating regional businesses, when he joined her and fellow Dubbo region finalists Joh Leaer, Lucy Samuels and Lucy Taylor at the event at Darling Harbour. “Buyfromthebush helped to save struggling businesses across the state during a really tough time,” said Mr Saunders. …

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For the ‘Joy’ of serving her community

A steadfast and tireless contributor to the Gulgong community has been recognised as the 2021 Dubbo Electorate Woman of the Year. Member for the Dubbo Electorate Dugald Saunders was joined by Minister for Women Bronnie Taylor on Monday to present this year’s award to Joy Harrison. “This time last year I stood in Parliament to recognise Joy’s contribution to Gulgong through her work as a founding member of the Gulgong Gold Experience, and her efforts promoting the town as the correspondent for the Mudgee Guardian,” Mr Saunders said. “So it gives me great pride to stand here today – International …

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Local seniors jump aboard travel card

Just three weeks after applications opened for year two of the Regional Seniors Travel Card trial, the popular initiative has had more than 100,000 applications from across regional NSW – and more than 3000 from the Dubbo electorate alone. Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders said it’s fantastic to see the keen response to year two of the trial of the $250 pre-paid Visa card which benefited more than 337,500 seniors and their communities in 2020. “The Regional Seniors Travel Card was a commitment we made before the 2019 NSW election, and I’m proud to say it’s one we …

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Dubbo Electorate to benefit from $100 million boost to TAFE NSW

TAFE NSW campuses in Dubbo and Mudgee are set to benefit from their share of a $100 million state-wide investment in TAFE NSW facilities and equipment. The investment will focus on campus maintenance programs including plumbing, minor construction and fire safety. Funding will also be allocated for a range of new training equipment including a CAT grader, thermal imaging camera, air seeder and a sand blasting booth at Dubbo’s Mitchell Highway campus, and cots and bedding equipment, milling machines and a tooling machine at Mudgee’s Ulan Road campus. Member for Dubbo Dugald Saunders welcomed the announcement, which will provide quality …

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Unclaimed money the perfect stocking filler

NSW residents are being urged to reconnect with their money and get some extra cash to spend this Christmas, by checking for any unclaimed money held by Revenue NSW. Member for the Dubbo Electorate Dugald Saunders said more than $461 million in unclaimed money was sitting with Revenue NSW that would be better reunited with its rightful owners. “Christmas is a time of year where all families could do with a little extra,” Mr Saunders said. “COVID-19 has also seen many families tighten their budgets. A quick search could help identify money that is sitting, waiting to be claimed through …

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Funding to boost summer fun in our region

Councils in the Dubbo Electorate can sign up for a share of $1.3 million in NSW Government funding to deliver free events, activities or experiences to enliven local public spaces this summer. Member for the Dubbo Electorate Dugald Saunders said grants of up to $10,000 were available through the ‘Festival of Place Summer Fun(d)’ program to activate the community and encourage people to stay local. “Councils are encouraged to deliver free activities such as innovative lighting displays, outdoor markets, micro-festivals, open-air theatre, street parties, lawn libraries and street entertainment,” Mr Saunders said. “Businesses across the Mid-Western, Dubbo and Narromine regions …

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Kids of Dubbo Electorate say Christmas is about family

The children of the Dubbo Electorate believe the most important thing about Christmas is family, according to Member for the Dubbo Electorate Dugald Saunders. Mr Saunders called for primary-school children to help design his Christmas card this year, and the winner is 9-year-old Amelia Laws from St Mary’s Primary School in Dubbo. Hot on her heels was 11-year-old Maisie Stanley from St Augustine’s Parish School, Narromine, with 10-year-old Sienna Newstead from St Pius X Primary School, Dubbo earning third place. “There were hundreds of entries this year and the overwhelming theme was that family should be together for Christmas,” Mr …

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A fairer go for retirees in the Dubbo Electorate

Retirement village residents across the Dubbo Electorate will be protected by new laws that increase safeguards around the sale of their property, and provide early access to their financial entitlements to meet the cost of moving into aged care. Member for the Dubbo Electorate Dugald Saunders said that the changes have increased accountability and transparency in the retirement village sector. “We have introduced a raft of new reforms that will improve access to exit entitlements, make the transition to aged care easier and cap the period of time residents pay recurrent charges for general services,” Mr Saunders said. “This is …

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