Dubbo mayor Ben Shields says The Greens are "not on the side of anyone outside of the inner city".
Cr Shields made the comments after The Greens MP David Shoebridge said the majority of the NSW government's Stronger Communities Fund was given to areas in Coalition-held seats.
Mr Shoebridge said the fund delivered almost $200 million to councils in Coalition seats and $5 million to other councils. He labelled it as "pork-barrelling" and a "partisan misuse of public money".
Cr Shields said Dubbo had been unfairly criticised for the grants, which were given to assist with the merger of Dubbo City and Wellington Shire councils.
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"One of the things that disappoints me about the Greens Party attacks on Dubbo is that out of the parties in State Parliament, it's the Greens who have no engagement with Dubbo Regional Council," he said.
"As mayor I have met with Liberal, Labor, National, Shooters, One Nation and Christian Democrat MPs. All of them showed an interest in Western NSW and the issues affecting our area. But I've heard nothing from the Greens.
"Dubbo has been on the front lines with the drought. We have multiple issues that need state government assistance. The Greens attack shows that they are simply not on the side of anyone outside of the inner city."
The Dubbo local government area has received $27.7 million from the fund. It included money to upgrade Wellington Pool, the work on the Fitzroy and Cobra streets intersection and new premises for the Dubbo State Emergency Service and Volunteer Rescue Association.
"I make no apologies - none at all - in lobbying for Dubbo. For too long regional areas have missed on much needed funding for critical infrastructure projects," Cr Shields said.
"Merging two councils is a very difficult process and there have been significant challenges related to that which have needed to be overcome by the new council. There was a significant infrastructure backlog that will take years to address."
Mr Shoebridge said he was referring the entire scheme to the Independent Commission Against Corruption to review how the guidelines were created and how they were applied.
"This is a slap in the face for local councils across the state that have been under such pressure, first from the bushfires and now the pandemic," he said.