Dates when Wellington residents can attend DRC meetings in their own town

The Dubbo Regional Council has scheduled two of its regular monthly meetings in Wellington next year to help ensure residents, businesses and ratepayers in and around the town have access to formal DRC meetings.

The meetings will be in March and July.

The DRC Mayor, Councillor Ben Shields, said scheduling the Wellington meetings was an important decision that helps build transparency and openness.

“The monthly council meetings are public meetings where councillors make decisions about council priorities and projects and it is important that the public has access to these meetings,” Cr Shields said.

“At each council meeting there is an opportunity for the public to raise issues and to address council through public forum. Conducting these meetings in Wellington is one way to ensure the Wellington community can address council in person and raise matters that council needs to be aware of,” he said.

At its October meeting, the DRC resolved to form a Wellington Community Awards and Events Committee.

Representatives from the Wellington community will be included on the Aquatic Leisure Centres Working Party, the Rural Consultative Working Party and the Cultural Facilities Committee. The DRC will invite nominations for these respective committees in the near future.

“All councillors have real enthusiasm to make sure Wellington is part of one regional community,” Cr Shields said.

“Ensuring there is fair representation and actively reaching out to the community will strengthen the whole of the Dubbo Region,” he said.