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2015 starts with a bang, major projects under way

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

I know it seems I am a few days late but as the first Mayoral Column for 2015, Happy New Year to everyone! I hope you enjoyed the celebrations. I was at Dubbo’s own NYE fireworks and very impressed by the entire event. There were a number of stall holders present, the large crowd was in a friendly and celebratory mood and, as you would hope, the fireworks were fantastic. The outcome was a classic example of one of the things I love about Dubbo. At the beginning of 2014 there was some discussion in our community about the possibility of fireworks. Some communities would leave it at that – a discussion. Not Dubbo. We have a population that is prepared to get in and make things happen. In this case, rather than talk about it all year, a group of committed individuals, led by Peter Judd, rolled up their sleeves and did the hard yards to make it happen. Well done to Peter and his team and well done to Dubbo for having the type of attitude that makes things happen. Read More...

Dubbo ranks high across major sports scenes

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

It was fantastic to see the ICC Cricket World Cup in Dubbo yesterday as part of an international tour in the lead up to the 2015 World Cup, being hosted in Australia and New Zealand. We’ve been very fortunate in sport over the past few months, with the Wallabies and Bledisloe Cup visit on 4 August and the Country V City match on 4 May preceding this tour. Read More...

Barden Park to officially open this Saturday

Friday, November 28, 2014

The last week has seen an unusually high number of events involving people making a social difference in our lives. At the end of last week I attended a lunch for the Clontarf Foundation. Clontarf has only been in Dubbo for two school terms but already Delroy Campus has seen a 6.4 per cent increase in attendance from the boys that are part of the program. Clontarf has been hugely successful in other parts of the country and I see no reason to expect anything other than incredible success. Read More...

Celebrating the best in Dubbo with special day

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

This Sunday marks 165 years since Dubbo was gazetted as a Village and, as is now the tradition, we will celebrate Dubbo Day with a number of awards for people in our community who make ongoing contributions to our City.  Read More...

Celebrating our successful Sister City relationship

Thursday, November 06, 2014

I have been very privileged this week to join the official delegation travelling from Dubbo to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Dubbo’s Sister City relationship with Minokamo in Japan. Read More...

From Kalgoorlie to Dubbo

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

In recognition of the exciting news from Kalgoorlie last Sunday that Dubbo was successful in its bid to host the Regional Arts Australia Conference and Festival from 27-30 October in 2016, I thought it would be appropriate to dip my toe into the arts scene and write a poem to commemorate the announcement. Read More...

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