Dubbo Regional Council has an "incredible record to show the world" when it comes to cost savings, says mayor Ben Shields.
Council will look into the savings made since the new group of councillors were elected in 2017, following a request from John Ryan.
The councillor wants a report to be prepared on the expenditure savings council has achieved.
He said the Dubbo Regional Council began as an amalgamated council after the NSW government declared Wellington wasn't 'fit for the future', then it was hit by "the longest, worst drought in living memory", followed by COVID-19.
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Despite all of it, Cr Ryan said he wanted people to see there was vision within the council to make changes and cut costs.
"I think it's important for people to see, if we're going to take a whack from COVID, which can't be helped - just like every council across the state and the nation, every government across the world is going to take a hit from COVID - I think we just need to portray the things that are very positive and visionary, and are not only saving us money now but it 10 years are going to look back and say 'it was those foundational savings that really assisted DRC to set us up for the future'," he said.
Cr Shields agreed.
"Any council or public entity always has its critics out there and we need to be able to address that when people do have a go at council, like they do with each and every council across the state," he said.
"While we do need this on record is because this council has got an incredible record to show the world, and our local community, on the amount of cost-saving initiatives that have been done since 2017."
The savings will be presented to council at the October council meeting.