Narromine & Trangie

LLS rate relief to continue for our farmers

Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders has backed a move by the NSW Government to waive Local Land Services (LLS) rates for 2021, as farmers across the region work towards drought recovery. Mr Saunders said the region’s farmers have been doing it tough over the past three years, and while conditions have improved thanks to significant rain over the past few months, drought recovery does not happen overnight. “Our area has had significant rainfalls as recently as the past few days and there’s no doubt optimism is high within the farming fraternity,” Mr Saunders said. “But the fact is …

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Students and tradies raise the roof over stimulus funding

Students and tradies across the Dubbo electorate will receive a boost when 19 schools receive a new roof under the NSW Government’s $60 million Roof Replacement Program. Member for the Dubbo Electorate Dugald Saunders has today announced that schools in Wellington, Mumbil, Goolma, Geurie, Lue, Gulgong, Narromine, Wongarbon, Mudgee, Dubbo and Wambangalang will all benefit from the record investment in regional school infrastructure. “The NSW Government’s Roof Replacement Program is designed for regional communities, improving our schools and supporting local businesses, Mr Saunders said. “I’m thrilled that 19 of our region’s public schools will be included in this program, and …

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Fish released into Dubbo region’s waterways

Since the start of March 228,000 Golden Perch have been released into rivers and dams across the region, in a huge boost to the local recreational fishing fraternity, Member for Dubbo Dugald Saunders announced today. Mr Saunders was on hand as the last of the juvenile fish were stocked into the Macquarie River, and said the releases were part of the NSW Government’s $10 million Native Fish Rescue Program. “More than 228,000 is simply a mammoth number of fish,” Mr Saunders said. “It’s even better that these Golden Perch have all gone into waterways in the Dubbo, Mudgee and Wellington …

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Local leader to carry the torch for Narromine youth

Narromine’s Taje Fowler will join seventeen other young people from across regional NSW as a member of the NSW Government’s Regional Youth Taskforce. Member for the Dubbo Electorate Dugald Saunders congratulated the 23-year-old on her appointment to the Taskforce. “Taje is a proud Wurundjeri and Wiradjuri woman, passionate about supporting young people with complex needs and addressing youth disengagement with mainstream education,” Mr Saunders said. “This is great news for the young people of the Dubbo Electorate. Taje will be part of a really important initiative and will work with her peers from across the state to deliver real change …

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Judge’s tower to be upgraded at Trangie Racecourse

The judge’s tower at Trangie Racecourse will be brought up to the appropriate standard, thanks to $18,524 worth of funding provided through the NSW Government’s Crown Reserve Improvement Fund. The town hosts two race meetings a year, and Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders said those events bring community together and provide a vital part of the region’s social calendar. “Crowds flock to the Trangie for the races but it is important that while a good show is put on, the facilities are safe and provide a level of comfort for the people involved in make sure the event …

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Further upgrades for Burns Oval precinct

Further upgrades are planned for Burns Oval in Trangie, thanks to funding from the NSW Government’s Crown Reserve Improvement Fund (CRIF). Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders joined with representatives from Narromine Shire Council recently to announce $32,998 has been allocated to upgrading the toilets and clubhouse accessibility at the tennis club complex. “Narromine Shire Council has been very proactive in preparing a master plan for the Burns Oval precinct and this project is the next step in seeing that plan come to fruition,” Mr Saunders said. “It is vital these days that public facilities have better disability access …

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Tennis court funding is ‘ace’ for the Mungery community

A return to the good old days is on the cards for the Mungery community following news that the town’s recreation reserve will receive some vital upgrades. Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders announced on Tuesday that $160,501 of funding has been secured through the Crown Reserve Improvement Fund, with the money to be spent on the construction of a multipurpose tennis court adjacent to the local hall. Mr Saunders said the funding will provide a boost to a community that has had to battle through drought and the lingering effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. “People in the Mungery …

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Five new police to join Orana Mid-Western Police District

Five new graduates will join the Orana Mid-Western Police District (OMWPD) after the first graduation ceremony of 2021 was held in Goulburn on Friday. Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders said the new recruits will be spread across the vast district, with three to join stations within the electorate. “These new police officers have chosen a career of service and will be a vital asset to our communities,” Mr Saunders said. “Dubbo, Wellington and Narromine will each be getting a new officer, while the other two will be stationed at Gilgandra and Coonamble, and they will get the chance …

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Saunders calls for councils to act on housing shortage crisis

Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders has called on regional councils to play their part in solving the rental accommodation crisis engulfing regional NSW. Speaking at the Regional Development Australia Inland Growth Summit, held at Lazy River Estate in Dubbo, Mr Saunders outlined the NSW Government’s push to attract jobs and people to rural areas. “As a government we have already announced four hubs – Dubbo, Queanbeyan, Coffs Harbour and Armidale – for jobs with the Department of Regional NSW and the desire is for the vast majority of jobs with that department to be based in those regions,” …

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Driver licensing program changing lives

People who face roadblocks when it comes to obtaining a driver’s licence in will find it easier under the expansion of the NSW Government’s $20 million Driver Licensing Access Program (DLAP). Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders said the NSW Government is doubling its investment from the last DLAP round over the next five years to better support people who face barriers to get their learner and provisional driver licences. “In Dubbo we have Bamarra Pty Ltd involved in the program, while Birrang is involved in helping people in the Mudgee, Wellington, Narromine and Trangie communities,” Mr Saunders said. …

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