The region is set to benefit to the tune of 100 new jobs following an announcement today by the state government.
As part of the creation of the Department of Regional NSW, a branch of the department will be established in Dubbo.
Member for Dubbo Dugald Saunders said the office will be up and running 'as soon as possible'.
"It's a fantastic day for regional NSW and a fantastic day for our regional city of Dubbo," Mr Saunders said.
"We're announcing 100 brand new jobs through the Department of Regional NSW to be based here in Dubbo, which is a real leap forward.
"We've talked about decentralisation for some time and this will set a new benchmark."
"We've talked about decentralisation for some time and this will set a new benchmark."Dugald Saunders
Mr Saunders said the range of jobs to become available will help deliver not only infrastructure projects, but also investment opportunities.
While there were few specifics about what exact positions would be available, Mr Saunders said it was the intention of the government to have all of the roles filled by the end of 2022, with potential to deliver new government buildings and housing for the new workers.
While staff on the ground in Dubbo are already operating in similar roles, Mr Saunders stated that the expansion would involve 100 new job opportunities.
"These will be 100 new jobs, people may come from other roles they've had in Sydney to create that role in Dubbo, but these will evolve over the next couple of years," Mr Saunders said.
"This department takes over all that responsibility of delivering projects and investment in regional NSW."
Mr Saunders he believed one of the main benefits of the new office would be that people in the regions would be better addressed.
"I think what we'll see is people who live and breathe regional NSW are more aware of some of what the challenges are and some of what the opportunities are, certainly having staff actually based in the region is vital," Mr Saunders said.
"It also helps actually support the regional economy, when you've been through years of drought, then bushfires and now COVID-19, the support of an extra 100 jobs is really important."