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MINNS PUTS THE REGIONS TO RUIN

Today’s announcement of a restructure to the Department of Regional NSW is yetanother example of Chris Minns treating people from the regions as second-classcitizens. What is clear is the new ‘NSW Department of Primary Industries and RegionalDevelopment’ will be coordinated from Sydney by the city-centric Premier, which ishard to believe given during the election campaign he said “I don’t pretend to have anyexpertise about regional New South Wales”. We need to see some clarity around how these changes are going to help our farmers,fishers or foresters do what they do, each and every day. Instead of providing any funding for …

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MUDGEE LOCAL NAMED 2024 DUBBO ELECTORATE WOMAN OF THE YEAR

The Dubbo electorate Woman of the Year 2024 has been awarded to Mudgee local, MyffClarke, in recognition of her significant work to actively support the community. Member for the Dubbo electorate, Dugald Saunders, commended Myff on the honour,recognising her passion and the positive impact she has made in the Mudgee area. “This is a well-deserved honour for Myff. Her commitment and ongoing contribution tocommunity groups and the Children’s Medical Research Institute through the Mudgeecommittee is significant and I am pleased to be able to recognise her with this award.” “Myff is an inspiration and highlights that the Dubbo electorate is …

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READY, SET, COOK!

THE BRAND NEW PCYC FOOD VAN IS READY TO COOK UP A STORM. 9th February 2024 Whether it’s a recent local show you’ve attended, a local market day or even a swap meet, chances are you’ve lined up for a steak sanga and a bucket of chips from a PCYC food van at least once or twice before! Thanks to funding from the previous Liberal/National Government’s Community Building Partnerships program, the Dubbo PCYC has a brand-new food van ready to hit the road. As a charity that supports young people in our community, the PCYC and its dedicated volunteers will …

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DUBBO ELECTORATE ENCOURAGED TO CELEBRATE LOCAL SENIORS

Residents of the Dubbo electorate are encouraged to celebrate the positive role seniors play in the community by nominating them for the 2024 NSW Seniors Festival Local Achievement Awards. Member for Dubbo, Dugald Saunders said the festival and the awards celebrate the contributions and achievements of seniors. “If you know a senior who helps make our community diverse, inspiring, and active, then I encourage you to nominate them for acknowledgement of their contribution. “This annual festival is about celebrating the positive impact of older people in our families and society,” Mr Saunders said. Nominations are now open for the awards …

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GRANTS OPEN FOR THE DUBBO ELECTORATE’S FUTURE HEALTHCARE HEROS

Healthcare students in the Dubbo electorate are encouraged to apply for the Tertiary Health Study Subsidies program, offering up to $12,000 in subsidies to support new students enrolling in healthcare degrees across NSW. The program is designed to reduce financial barriers to tertiary healthcare education and increase the NSW Health workforce, supporting 12,000 students from 2024 for five years. Regional NSW is set to benefit from dedicated grants for nursing, medicine and paramedicine students studying in rural areas and for those who intend to commit to working in regional or rural NSW following the completion of their studies. Applications are …

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SUCCESSFUL PRESCRIPTION TRIAL A GAME CHANGER FOR THE DUBBO ELECTORATE

Residents of the Dubbo electorate have been able to receive treatment for a range of conditions at their local pharmacy, under landmark reforms by the former Liberal and Nationals Government. The 12-month trial began in November 2022, increasing the range of vaccinations that could be administered by a pharmacy, and allowing them to prescribe medication for Urinary Tract Infections (UTI) and the pill. Member for the Dubbo electorate, Dugald Saunders said the reforms have been a game changer for the regions, making healthcare more accessible for the community and easing the burden on local hospitals and GP’s. “This reform has …

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Dubbo Day Awards

Congratulations to all the deserving recipients of the Dubbo Day Awards that were presented today! The Dubbo Day Awards mark the anniversary of Dubbo’s gazettal as a village on 23 November 1849. This year’s Tony McGrane Award recipient is John Robins. Tony McGrane was dedicated to improving and enhancing Dubbo and the surrounding region. Mr Robins is a very deserving recipient of this award which recognises people who go well beyond what is expected of them within their paid employment or career and make significant contributions to the community through their dedication to their jobs. Mr Robins has been an …

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DAM! IT’S A REGIONAL WATER STRATEGY

Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders has urged NSW Water Minister Rose Jackson to support two important water security projects identified as part of the Macquarie-Castlereagh Regional Water Strategy. Mr Saunders said the development of Ulmarrah Dam at Dixons Long Point has enormous potential, as does a plan to use some of the flood mitigation storage in Burrendong Dam for water supply. “I’ve spoken a number of times to the Alliance of Western Councils about increasing the usable water supply capacity at Burrendong Dam from the current 100 per cent up to 120 per cent,” Mr Saunders said. “Burrendong …

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LOCAL SPORTING GRANTS KICK OFF IN THE DUBBO
ELECTORATE

Local sporting clubs and associations across the Dubbo electorate are being encouraged toapply for funding under the NSW Government’s Local Sport Grants Program. Member for the Dubbo electorate, Dugald Saunders said they could receive a share in$50,000 to increase participation, host events, improve access or enhance their facilities. “Applications are officially open, and I would encourage clubs and associations of all sizesand across all sporting codes to come forward,” Mr Saunders said. “Whether it be football, netball, basketball, or swimming, we know how vital grassroots sportis to our community. “It’s not just important to living a fit and healthy lifestyle, …

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Crown Reserves Improvement Fund Open

Crown Land Managers across the Dubbo electorate are now able to apply for their share of $16 million in funding to maintain and improve Crown land reserves for community use. Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders said applications for the Crown Reserves Improvement Fund are officially open until November 17. “This funding is essential to help us look after these facilities on behalf of the government, and I would strongly encourage eligible organisations to come forward,” Mr Saunders said. “There is $14 million worth of grants and $2 million in loans on offer, which could go a long way …

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