Dubbo

Further funding for Sports Hub project

The future of the Dubbo Sport and Wellness Hub is secure, with the NSW Government filling a funding shortfall to ensure stage one of the project becomes a reality. As part of its drought strategy to keep regional communities thriving, the NSW Government is giving the green light to infrastructure investment that will provide work for local tradespeople, deliver improved amenities for communities and inject dollars into drought-affected towns. In the state’s Central West with the NSW Government Community Cabinet, the Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW John Barilaro today joined with Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders …

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$600,000 for Lifeline Central West to find a Dubbo home

Hope and help is on the way to the people of Western NSW thanks to $600,000 in special funding by the NSW Government for Lifeline Central West. Minister for Mental Health Bronnie Taylor joined Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders to announce the funding, which will be used to purchase a new Lifeline building in Dubbo to accommodate the growing number of volunteers needed to provide suicide prevention and mental health counselling and training services to the region. Mr Saunders said the funding will allow Lifeline to provide a Rapid Community Support Program. “Lifeline Dubbo will be the base …

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Rawsonville Bridge to be replaced

The 103-year-old Rawsonville Bridge west of Dubbo will be removed and replaced following feedback from the local community. Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders said $700,000 of NSW Government funding has been committed to investigate options to replace the bridge with a new concrete bridge. “Transport for NSW (TfNSW) is currently working with Dubbo Regional Council on the strategic design for the new bridge, with the proposal to be presented to the community once planning is complete,” Mr Saunders said. “The new bridge is aimed to provide a smoother, safer river crossing and reduce ongoing maintenance costs, allowing for …

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Sneak peak into new emergency department

Construction on the new three-storey clinical building at the redeveloped Dubbo Hospital is progressing well, with the first of two prototype rooms for the emergency department being unveiled today. Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders joined with the project team and senior hospital staff for a sneak peak of the new emergency department, which is currently under construction. The first prototype room in the emergency department is the resuscitation bay used to stabilise critically ill patients. The second will be an acute bay which is where Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders joined with the project team and …

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Special Grant to Support South Bridge Study

The NSW Government will provide Dubbo Regional Council with a special grant of $100,000 to help fund investigations into a bridge for the southern part of the city.

New Rfs Training Centre Opens In Dubbo

A state of the art training facility for rural firefighters was unveiled today to deliver expert qualifications for the men and women who put their lives on the line protecting regional communities.

Further drought funding announced

Dubbo will be a major beneficiary of the latest round of drought funding announced by the NSW Government, with $30 million to be provided over two years to plan an expansion of the local bore field to improve groundwater supply to the city.

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