Council Administrato's Column: Helping your business grow

Great Business Program

All reports from the first Great Business Program workshop were that it was a great event with more than 300 people from Dubbo and Wellington businesses in attendance and that everyone took away something that would help grow their business.

The Great Business Program, a revamp of previously successful Your Dubbo program, is about building stronger businesses across the region.

The program has been designed to educate, empower and reward local businesses. 

Along with access to customer feedback and grant funding, participants were given the opportunity to attend two business development workshops led by expert guest speakers. 

The workshop was led by Lisa McInnes-Smith, the 2017 Professional Speakers Australia Keynote Speaker of the Year.

Lisa’s high energy presentation challenged attendees to focus on attitude, streamline behaviours and deliver better outcomes. 

There will be another workshop later in the month led by RedBalloon’s Naomi Simson.

Wellington Pool master plan

Community consultation on the future of the Wellington Pool is well underway and it was great to see so many people show up to the community meetings held on Monday and Tuesday.

If you weren’t able to come to the meetings there is still plenty of time and opportunities to have your say.

You can take the online survey at dubbo.nsw.gov.au where you can rate the importance of services and features of a new aquatic centre and tell us what you want from the new facility.

Council will also be conducting phone surveys and a street poll and there are hard copies of the survey available from the Council building on the corner of Nanima Crescent and Warne Street.

We want to hear from you when it comes to designing the new pool so I would encourage everyone to have their say so we can create the best facility for the community.

Lunar Park open day

The playground at Lunar Park has undergone some radical changes, is looking great and is now ready for play.

There is new play equipment, lighting, shade sail, bubbler, remarked basketball courts, new trees and a community meeting place has also been installed.

A campaign was run to get feedback from the community on what they wanted at Lunar Park including an online survey and paper-based survey run in the schools in the surrounding area as well as Apollo House.

Many thanks must go to the team at Apollo House for their work on the project. The team did a great job of engaging with the youth in the community.

The team from Artseeds was also involved in the redevelopment working with the kids at Apollo House to create some amazing artwork for the basketball court.

To celebrate all this hard work there will be an open day held on Monday 29 May from 3.30pm to 5pm and will include a footy fun clinic, handball, basketball and a sausage sizzle.

Learner Driver workshop

If you are the supervisor for a learner driver, or you know someone who is, then the free Helping Learner drivers become safer drivers workshop is for you.

The workshop will be held on Tuesday 30 May 2017 at Conference Rooms, Dubbo Regional Council, Darling Street from 6pm to 8pm.

Bookings are essential and if you’d like further information or you’d like to make a booking then phone council’s Road Safety Officer on 0417 667 984

This is a free workshop for parents and supervising drivers, however supervising drivers who want to bring along their learner driver are most welcome to do so.

Dubbo Regional Council City: Julie Webster, Lisa McInnes-Smith, Jacki Parish and Tammy Pickering at the Great Business Program workshop.

Dubbo Regional Council City: Julie Webster, Lisa McInnes-Smith, Jacki Parish and Tammy Pickering at the Great Business Program workshop.