Mudgee & Gulgong

Preschools receive bushfire boost

Preschools in bushfire impacted areas of the Dubbo electorate will benefit from a one-off payment to provide fee relief and help with the recovery from this summer’s devastating fires. Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunderssaid the payments to Gulgong Preschool and Mudgee Preschool are another way the NSW Government is supporting bushfire communities get back on their feet. “These payments will help relieve some of that pressure, allowing services to provide fee relief and other additional supports for their communities,” Mr Saunderssaid. “Families have been hit hard by fire and floods this summer and focused support for preschools will …

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$10 Million to grow regional sporting centre

The second stage of Mudgee’s Glen Willow Sporting Complex will be completed in its entirety thanks to the NSW Government, with Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders today announcing $10 million for the project. The project will expand the complex with the addition of two junior rugby league playing fields, two rugby union fields, two multi-purpose fields, a junior rugby league amenities building, rugby union amenities building, turf and synthetic cricket wicket as well as infrastructure including car parking facilities, roads, lighting and fencing. “We all know Glen Willow is an amazing complex, and in less than two weeks …

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Hospital project provides a boost for PCYC and Aboriginal Lands Council

Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders joined with Hutchinson Builders, Mudgee PCYC, local police, hospital staff and community members today for the handover of projects at the PCYC facility. Hutchinson Builders, the contractor for $70.7m Mudgee Hospital redevelopment, have been actively involved in the local community and completed two community projects whilst the redevelopment has been underway. They supported the Mudgee PCYC with the upgrade of the Pool Gym Corridor and kitchen, as well as supporting the Mudgee Local Aboriginal Land Council (LALC) with the erection of a large sheltered space for meetings and workshops at Munna Reserve. “The …

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Saunders asks for more drought support

Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders has called for further financial support to be provided to residents and business owners in drought-impacted regions of regional NSW. Mr Saunders wrote to NSW Treasurer Dominic Perrottet earlier this week, calling for similar provisions to the ones applied to bushfire-affected parts of the state, including rate relief, and working capital and low interest loans. Mr Saunders said the proposed assistance would be similar to that rolled out across regions which have been affected by the devastating bushfires. “What has happened to parts of NSW, particularly on the South Coast, has been nothing …

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Regent Theatre gets State heritage listing

Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders today announced Mudgee’s iconic art deco Regent Theatre has been listed on the NSW State Heritage Register. Backed by a strong campaign of community support, Mr Saunders confirmed that the pastel-shaded picture theatre has been formally recognised as an item of State heritage significance by Minister responsible for Heritage Don Harwin. “This is a significant day for the Mudgee community and ensures a venue of immense importance will continue to be a reference point to the history of the region,” Mr Saunders said. “I recently went for a look through the theatre and …

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The Show Must Go On

Country shows will go ahead across regional NSW despite the crippling drought and devastating impact of the bushfires, with the NSW Government to sponsor the popular agricultural events that help boost businesses and community spirit. Member For the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders said the announcement of sponsorship grants of up to $5,000 available for shows, as part of the $170 million Drought Stimulus Package would be a huge boost to the community. “People in our electorate are hurting,” Mr Saunders said. “Country shows have always been part of the social fabric in our communities, and to be able to keep …

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Applications open for $250 Regional Seniors Travel Card

Applications for the NSW Government’s $250 Regional Seniors Travel Card are now open for those living in the Dubbo electorate. Eligible seniors can apply through service.nsw.gov.au, by calling 13 77 88 or visiting a Service NSW Service Centre. Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders said the card, one of the government’s key election commitments, will ease the cost of travel for eligible regional seniors. “Travel is one of the most significant expenses for residents living in rural and regional NSW, which is why the NSW Government committed at the 2019 election to reducing that cost for seniors,” Mr Saunders …

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Regional Seniors Transport Card on the way

One of the NSW Government’s key pre-election commitments will be rolled out in the coming weeks, with regional seniors able to apply for the $250 Regional Seniors Travel Card from Wednesday, 29 January. Member for the Dubbo electorate said travel was one of the most significant household costs faced by seniors living in rural and regional areas, and the card is designed to ease the burden of those costs. “This card is about making it easier for seniors to access services, do their shopping and to stay connected with family and friends,” Mr Saunders said. “Eligible seniors will be able …

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Rosby Cellar door set for refresh thanks to NSW Government Funding

In a boost for the region’s tourism offerings, essential NSW Government funding to support the development of a cellar door, art space and event venue at Mudgee’s iconic Rosby Wines was announced today by the Member for Dubbo, Dugald Saunders. The funding, which will assist with the construction of a purpose-built cellar door, art space and event venue, will aim to provide a new product experience for visitors and locals alike, celebrating Mudgee’s iconic offerings – from olive oils and wines, to art and events.  The architecturally designed space will be suitable for intimate corporate conferences and retreats, world-class wine …

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