Dugald with Parkes MP Mark Coulton, Dubbo Regional Council Mayor Ben Shields and CEO Michael McMahon

Sealing and repairing local roads, Resources for Regions

Last week saw some great funding announcements to help councils in the Dubbo electorate deliver for their communities!

I was joined by Member for Parkes The Hon Mark Coulton, as well as representatives from Dubbo Regional Council, to announce funding from the NSW Government’s Fixing Local Roads Program. This round of funding sees the Mid-Western LGA receive $5.3 million to complete the resealing of Aarons Pass Road, along with a series of projects to finish the sealing of all Collector Bus routes. More than 50 roads in the Dubbo Regional LGA will benefit from $4.86 million, including the Old Mendooran Road which will have the final section sealed, and the fixing of the roundabout at Wheelers Lane and Keswick Parkway.

These projects will not only benefit communities, they will also drive valuable jobs in our region during these challenging times. But the best part of Thursday’s announcement was the collaboration between the State and Federal Governments with the Commonwealth matching NSW’s $191 million investment to fast-track shovel-ready projects! A great example of governments working together!

Last week I also announced funding for the Mid-Western and Narromine LGAs through the Resources for Regions fund. Mid-Western Regional Council will receive $2.6 million while Narromine’s allocation is $1.7 million. Mining makes an enormous contribution to communities, but it also has an impact, so Resources for Regions is a great way to invest back into those communities!


Regional Roads and Transport Minister Paul Toole popped into Dubbo last week with some exciting announcements:

  • A local Dubbo business, MAAS Civil, has been awarded the contract to excavate the site of the future Dubbo Rail Maintenance Facility, and;
  • Dubbo will be one of the first regional centres in NSW where customers will be able to track the arrival of their bus and get an indication of available seating – all in real time.

It’s all happening in the Dubbo Electorate!

Until next week,


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