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Extra bus services for Dubbo

Dubbo customers will benefit from more travel choices as additional and extended services are rolled out across the city’s bus network from July 20. Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders said the new timetable is part of the NSW Government’s 16 Regional Cities program to deliver more travel flexibility to regional communities and provide better connections for customers to get to work, school, health, and social and recreational activities. “We will be delivering 58 additional services each week to the bus network in Dubbo so that the local community has more access and more choice when it comes to …

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Dubbo to host NSW Open golf qualifying event

Just months after successfully hosting the 2020 Womens NSW Open, Dubbo Golf Club is one of six locations chosen to host qualifying events for the men’s version of the event. Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders was joined by NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro to announce the tournament, which will be played later in the year. The NSW Government will provide Golf NSW with $700,000 to assist with the events, which will also be played in Albury, Bega, Coffs Harbour, Queanbeyan and Tweed. Mr Saunders said the 2020 Women’s NSW Open in February had delivered economic and social benefits, …

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Saunders to lead NSW Government’s NRL Regional Taskforce

Dubbo’s hopes of attracting an NRL Premiership game have received a massive boost, with Member for the Dubbo Electorate Dugald Saunders named as chair of the NSW Government’s NRL Regional Taskforce. The taskforce is being formed to develop a plan to bring more games to regional NSW. Deputy Premier John Barilaro made the announcement during a visit to Dubbo on Wednesday, where he and Mr Saunders outlined their vision for the taskforce and confirmed getting a premiership game to the city for the first time since the 2014 Country-City fixture was a top priority. “It’s an honour to be asked …

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Rent relief for Crown Land lease and licence holders

Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders has welcomed a move from the NSW Government to offer rent relief to eligible businesses and not-for-profits that lease or license Crown land and who have suffered financial losses during COVID-19. Mr Saunders said rent waivers will be offered for eligible organisations as part of a national code of conduct to support businesses. “Many businesses and organisations across the region have been doing it incredibly tough as a result of COVID-19,” Mr Saunders said. “I warmly welcome this support from the NSW Government which will help eligible regional businesses and not-for-profits that lease …

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Road projects to benefit from state and federal funding

Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders has welcomed news that the NSW Government has partnered with the Federal Government to fast-track work on roads in the region. Mr Saunders joined with Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton, on Thursday to announce the expansion of the Fixing Local Roads Program. The program will see a total of $500 million spent by the NSW Government, with this round of $191 million complemented by $191 million worth of Federal funding. This round sees the Mid-Western Regional Council receive $5,299,700 to complete the sealing of Aarons Road, along with a series of projects …

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Funding to support ORISCON during COVID-19

Dubbo-based multicultural organisation Orana Residents of Indian Sub-Continental Heritage (ORISCON) will benefit from a grant funded through a COVID-19 community support program aimed at providing immediate assistance for basic necessities like food, transport and language support for vulnerable people. Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders said he is delighted ORISCON will receive $5,000 to help them prioritise immediate community care support. The funding comes from as part of a program that will provide $500,000 in total to groups across the state. “ORISCON are a very community-based group that has integrated well into the Dubbo region,” Mr Saunders said. “We …

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Real-time tracking for Dubbo buses

Dubbo will be one of the first regional centres in the State where customers can track the arrival of their bus and get an indication of available seating in real time. Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders said Transport for NSW has partnered with CONSAT Telematics, a global leader in public transport telematics solutions, to deliver the vehicle tracking and automatic passenger counting technology in collaboration with regional bus operators. “It’s great to see the NSW Government delivering on its commitment to provide quality services and infrastructure to growing regional communities like Dubbo,” Mr Saunders said. “This new tracking …

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Dubbo business to clear way for Regional Rail Maintenance Facility

The NSW Government’s Regional Rail Project is delivering on its promise to create regional jobs and stimulate the economy, with the first major contract for work on the new Regional Rail Maintenance Facility awarded to a Dubbo-based business. Member for Dubbo Dugald Saunders was joined by Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole on Tuesday to announce that MAAS Civil will be responsible for bulk earthworks ahead of the start of major construction later this year. Mr Saunders welcomed the news that a local business has been awarded one of the first major contracts for work, reaffirming his desire …

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More upgrades for local showgrounds

Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders today announced $387,000 in further improvement works to local showgrounds as part of a NSW Government COVID-19 stimulus package. Mr Saunders said Dubbo and Mudgee showgrounds have been approved for upgrade work to improve the safety, use and condition of their infrastructure and support jobs in the local economy. “Our showgrounds play an important role at the heart of our communities so I welcome this further investment by the NSW Government,” Mr Saunders said. “This latest work follows the announcement last month of $167,326 in improvement works to Trangie, Mudgee and Gulgong showgrounds. …

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Funding for two of our unique tourist offerings

Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders has welcomed news that two of the region’s main tourism offerings have received funding through the 2020 Regional Event Fund. The Dubbo Stampede and Flavours of Mudgee Festival will each receive $20,000 worth of Flagship Event funding, which will help the events recover in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. “Our region is one of the premier tourism destinations in New South Wales so I am really pleased that two of our really unique events are receiving funding,” Mr Saunders said. “We really do have something to offer everyone when it comes to …

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