On 12 May 2016 the Minister for Local Government, Paul Toole, announced the newly formed “Western Plains Regional” Council.
Western Plains Regional Council includes the following wards:
- Wellington Ward
- Dubbo South Ward
- Dubbo Central Ward
- Dubbo East Ward
- Dubbo North Ward
Stronger more efficient councils will work harder for residents and deliver better services and infrastructure like roads, parks, playgrounds and sporting facilities.
- Each new council will receive up to $15 million to invest in community projects like junior sporting facilities, playgrounds and library or pool upgrades.
- Each new council will receive up to $10 million to streamline administrative processes and cut red tape. (Unspent funds may be redirected to community projects)
- Ratepayers, in new council areas, will have their rates protected against future increases, meaning they will pay no more for their rates than they would have under their old council for 4 years.
Elections for new councils will take place on 9 September 2017. Details of the new council are contained in the proclamation.
Key information about the new council:
Area (sq Km): 7,536
Number of Wards: 5
Number of councillors per ward: 2
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Managing the implementation
An Administrator and Interim General Manager have been appointed to oversee the implementation of the new council through to the election.
Name: Michael Kneipp
Interim General Manager
Name: Mark Riley
For more information please call 1300 813 020 (This service is available 24/7)