The quarterly Mayor’s Developers Forum recorded its highest attendance figures last Wednesday evening - evidence that the informal meetings are continuing to prove a fantastic opportunity for members of Dubbo building and development industries. More than 40 people attended the Forum, where Mark Andrews from Hibbards Homes spoke about its wonderful value and said he had asked other councils if they could do the same. When I became Mayor one of my objectives was to open communication between Council and the community. The quarterly Mayor’s Developers Forum aimed to provide local builders and developers the opportunity to meet with Council's Planning and Development Branch staff in an informal setting to discuss legislative requirements, processes and keep up-to-date with industry-related news. The continued and growing support of these Forums shows how valuable they are and I thank the development community for supporting them. Read More...
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The overwhelming success of Saturday night’s One Night Stand was 10 years in the making. That might sound a little over-dramatic but I believe that if Dubbo had been chosen for this event instead of Natimuk in 2004, it would have been nowhere near as successful as it was on the weekend. Read More...
With lots of exciting development happening in Dubbo at the moment – both with lodged DAs and potential developments on the horizon, one of the challenges for any Council is to have a balance between concrete and grass. Sometimes I hear suggestions from developers that we should sell them a nice big green area (like Barden Park or Victoria Park) so they can build offices or commercial premises on that location. The argument from the developer is sound – an injection of funds into the Council coffers and more commercial development for Dubbo. Read More...
I had to sit down as I wrote this column as the amount of chocolate I consumed over Easter made it quite difficult to be mobile. I am not quite sure when the most significant event on the Christian calendar became a calorific consumption contest but I vote that we should experiment with making carrots the food of choice for next Easter. Apart from the bloated choccie feeling, I hope you all had a wonderful Easter and had the opportunity to have a break and catch up with your family. Read More...
I spoke last weekend to two busloads of Year 2 medical students from the University of Sydney who were considering where they might like to live during their third year of study – and Dubbo was a popular choice. In trying to convince them they should nominate Dubbo as their number one choice, I told the group I had arranged free tickets for them to an upcoming concert in Dubbo. Their excitement was evident, but stifled laughter quickly spread throughout the group when I invited them to Dubbo on 13 April with free entry to the triple j One Night Stand. They were all immediately aware that everyone had free entry to the One Night Stand (ONS). What has amazed me in the past 24 days is that, no matter where I have travelled, I have not come across a single person in the 15-30 age bracket who wasn’t aware of the ONS and the fact it will be held in Dubbo on 13 April. Read More...
The university presence in our City is a vital component of our future growth and prosperity. Both Charles Sturt University and The University of Sydney have campuses at Dubbo and, although small in number (just over 300 students and 32 students respectively), the regional impact is significant. Last week I signed an MOU with CSU for both our organisations to work together for parallel promotion of the university and the City. Through the growth of Dubbo and the university we will see additional professionals and talented youth in our City. Read More...
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