Sports Infrastructure Grants and Women of the Year

Applications are now open for the NSW Government’s sports infrastructure fund.

The fund will provide grants from $100,000 up to $1 million to eligible sport and recreation organisations and councils. Eligible projects include lighting, amenity buildings, clubrooms, change rooms and grandstands, with a particular focus on projects that encourage the participation of women, girls, and people with a disability.

Sport and exercise are vital for our physical and mental wellbeing. When COVID doesn’t get in the way, sport brings people together. We can’t gather down at the kids footy or netball at the moment, but when we can, I want all of our communities to have access to really great facilities.

Applications close on 8 October 2021. Learn more:


Earlier this year I was really proud to help recognise some remarkable women from the Dubbo electorate at the 2021 Women of the Year Awards:

  • Regional Woman of the Year: Buy from the Bush founder Grace Brennan (Gin Gin)
  • The One to Watch: Molly Croft (Dubbo)
  • Dubbo Electorate Woman of the Year: Joy Harrison (Gulgong)
  • Finalists: Joh Leader, Lucy Samuels and Lucy Taylor (all from Dubbo)

Nominations for the 2022 Women of the Year Awards are now open: Nominations close September 17.




Please come forward for testing if you have any symptoms or concerns. The average wait time for results is now around 24 hours. If you’re waiting on results, please contact the relevant pathology provider:

  • Western NSW Local Health District: if you have not received your result within 72 hours call 1300 066 055
  • Laverty Pathology: if you have not been contacted 48-72 hours after your test, call 13 39 36
  • Histopath: if you have not received your result after 24 hours call 02 9878 8173

Venues of concern:

New venues and times are being added all the time so please keep checking regularly, and help us to spread the word.


The drive-through vaccination clinic is now open at the Ewen MacInnes Pavilion at the Dubbo Showground. Bookings are essential:

Both Pfizer and Astrazeneca are available depending on your eligibility: or call 1800 571 155.

Vaccinations are also available through GPs, Aboriginal Medical Services and pharmacies.

If you need assistance to get a vaccination appointment in Dubbo, Wellington or Narromine, call LiveBetter Community Transport on 6882 7711.

Stay-at-home rules:

If you need help to stay at home, call the Public Health Unit on 1300 066 055

If you need financial assistance call Services Australia on 180 22 66.

If your business needs assistance call Service NSW on 13 77 88.

Keep looking after each other and stay well,


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