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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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Corrections staff honoured in Dubbo region

National Corrections Day will be marked in the Dubbo region today, celebrating the 10,000 correctional staff in NSW – and the 25,000 frontline officers across Australia – who work tirelessly rehabilitating offenders and keeping the community safe. Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders said the day is a chance to thank correctional staff, who play a vital role in keeping the community safe at Community Corrections offices and at Wellington and Macquarie Correctional Centres. “Today we acknowledge the hardworking corrections officers in our region who strive to engage, educate and rehabilitate offenders for the benefit of the community,” Dugald …

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Burrendong pump contract to provide a local boost

A drought emergency project to pump out the remnant water left in Burrendong Dam will create jobs and boost the local economy while extending the availability of dam water for towns and critical human needs in the Macquarie valley. NSW Water Minister, Melinda Pavey and Dubbo MP, Dugald Saunders welcomed the announcement from WaterNSW that the contract has been awarded and the urgent drought relief project is on track. Seymour Whyte has been awarded a $6.7million contract to construct the pumping station, coffer dam, and electrical systems to extract water from the storage should the dam’s water level fall below …

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Funding boost for infrastructure projects

The Wellington and Mudgee communities will benefit from $230,000 in funding to support projects under the NSW Government’s Infrastructure Grants program, Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders said today. Mr Saunders said the funding will help Wellington Golf Club and Mid-Western Regional Council deliver tangible, long-term benefits to their local communities. A total of $191,000 has been given to Wellington Golf Club to upgrade its irrigation pumping station, while a specialist ambulance waiting bay will be developed at Mudgee Airport using $39,500 in funding “The project to refurbish Wellington Golf Club’s irrigating pump system will provide a more reliable watering system for …

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Gollan Hay Drive

Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders has praised those involved in a hay drive at Gollan.

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