Council Administrator's Column: Project updates, have your say

Dubbo Regional Council’s Ian Hodges, Michael Kneipp, Mark Riley and Ian McAlister with Ian Bolond from Bolo’s Moving and Excavation at Cameron Park.
Dubbo Regional Council’s Ian Hodges, Michael Kneipp, Mark Riley and Ian McAlister with Ian Bolond from Bolo’s Moving and Excavation at Cameron Park.

Have your say

Council is taking the 2040 Community Strategic Plan on the road to hear from the communities in the villages that are part of the Dubbo Regional Council Local Government Area.

The Regional Roadshow kicked off in Eumungerie last night where we received some great feedback on what they want for the future of their community.

There will be series of these meetings with the 2040 team held throughout the villages with everyone welcome to attend:

  • Tonight there will be a meeting at Ballimore Public School.
  • June 22 at Wongarbon Community Hall
  • June 27 at Stuart Town School
  • On June 29 the Roadshow will be at Geurie Memorial Hall.

All meetings start at 5:30pm and light refreshments are available.

For more information on 2040 please go to www.dubbo.nsw.gov.au.

Geurie pool improvements

If you see work at the Geurie Pool this week, it is part of the redevelopment and improvement of the facilities.

Last year Council undertook some work on the plant room at the pool with a new chlorination system which brought the equipment up to date and in line with Australian Standards and this week the 25m pool will be resurfaced. This means the old painted surface of the pool will be removed and replaced with new tiles.

The work is expected to be completed by next month so the pool will be well and truly ready by the time the next swimming season rolls around.

Boundary Road extension

Council welcomed the announcement from the State Government about $4 million in funding for the extension of Boundary Road.

This is a significant project which will include the creation of 1.6km of new road and will cost more than $8 million.

The project will be done in two stages: the first will include a roundabout at the intersection of Wheelers Lane and Boundary Road including the extension of Boundary Road east by about 600m, and the second will include the building of a new road running from Alexandrina

Avenue to Sheraton Road

This funding will greatly benefit the residents in the Keswick and South Lakes estates giving better access to Dubbo’s road network and opening up the area of Dubbo to the east of Wheelers Lane.

Cameron Park

Last week I had the pleasure of inspecting the progress at Wellington’s Cameron Park. The Rotunda is looking great as refurbishment work progresses, by the time the job is done there will be a new balustrade, lighting and paintjob as well as structural improvements. A new avenue of Tulip trees has also been planted and will frame the existing heritage pathways.

Immunisation Clinic

Today is the last time the Immunisation Clinic will be held at Council’s Administration Building in Dubbo.

As of July 3 the Western NSW LHD’s Child and Family Health clinic rooms in Hawthorne Street will be holding the clinics every week from 3pm-4:30pm.

This move will give greater flexibility to residents using the service.

Road closures

Please be aware of road closures on Talbragar and Darling street as Council undertakes work on the Erskine Street Pump Station upgrade.

Between June 19 and 23, Darling Street will be closed to southbound traffic between Erskine and Talbragar streets, and Talbragar Street will be closed to western-bound traffic between Gipps and Darling streets, however local traffic will be permitted to access the Railway Station and Pool carpark.