Straight from the Mayor’s Mouth with Mathew Dickerson from Dubbo Regional Council

Straight from the Mayor’s Mouth with Mathew Dickerson from Dubbo Regional Council

A weekly podcast with Mayor Mathew Dickerson and Host Mark Barnes relating to the activities of Dubbo Regional Council. Send your questions to


$3.6 Million from Squadron Energy to Improve Our Sewage Treatment Facilities. 

Squadron Energy Opened up a New Office in Wellington. 

Mayoral Developers Forum Hosted during the Week. 

Councillor Workshop during the Week Discussed the Budget and Belgravia. 

Another Hypothetical Posed in the Latest Mayoral Memo. 

Latest Dubbo Business Chamber Meeting Discussing Dubbo’s Economy. 

Toyota Tour De OROC Cheque Presentation. 

$10,000 Given...

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Council Having Detailed Discussions on a Squirrel Glider. 

Potential Changes to Sales Methodology at Keswick Estate. 

Section 226 Part D of the Local Government Act Was Recently Utilised. 

Western Division Councils NSW Conference Held in Cobar. 

Mayoral Developers Forum Being Held This Coming Wednesday. 

Philippine Independence Day Flag Raising Ceremony Held in Dubbo. 

2024 NSW Rugby Junior State Championships Held in Dubbo. 

Sod I...

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Congratulations to Dubbo parkrun on Their 400th Event on Saturday. 

Barden Park Athletics Track Resurfacing Completed. 

Cashless Transactions Will Start from 1 July at DRC’s Waste Facilities. 

Roads Congress Discussed the Use of AI to Detect Road Conditions. 

Roads Congress Discussed the Progression of EVs onto Our Roads and the Implications. 

Latest News about the Dubbo Regional Livestock Markets. 

Latest News about the Wellington...

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CSU Graduation Ceremony Held This Week. 

CSU Dubbo Regional Consultative Committee Met This Week. 

Changes in the Homeless Camp at Regand Park along Tracker-Riley Cycleway. 

Tracker-Riley Now Has 34 New Wayfinding Signs around the 13.65 Kilometre Shared Pathway. 

REACT Centre Consultants Met with Stakeholders This Week. 

Barden Park Athletics Track Has Now Been Resurfaced with Thanks to a Grant from the State Government. 

NRMA Want...

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New Resident Welcome Night. 

National Simultaneous Storytime. 

Clontarf Foundation 2024 Central West NSW Employment Forum. 

CSU Foundation Scholarship Presentation. 

Large Crowd Gathered for the Council Meeting during the Week. 

Final Decision Made on the Funding for the Wiradjuri Cultural Tourism Centre. 

Councillor Fees Are Going up by 3.75 per Cent to $27,050. 

Councillors Make a Decision on Delegating Authority to Committees fo...

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This Week Sees the Return of Regular Host, Mark Barnes. 

Poor Reporting in Relation to an Incident at the Dubbo Show. 

The Dubbo ASX200 CEO Series Has Been Launched. 

An AUKUS Forum Was Held in Dubbo for Business Opportunities. 

Chinese Trade Delegation Visits Dubbo. 

Social Housing Solutions Coming to Dubbo in the Form of 3D Printed Housing. 

Mark Coulton Brought a New Zealand Political Delegation to Meet with Council. 

Largest Ev...

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Last Week for Richard Mutton to Fill in for Mark Barnes. 

Has Council Voted to Continue with the DREAM Festival? 

What Agreement Was Reached with the Dubbo Firming Power Station? 

What Is the Result of the Federal Government Grant Application for the Wiradjuri Cultural Tourism Centre? 

Why Are There Goats around the Wellington Caves? 

When Will the Lights Be Repaired on the Tracker-Riley Cycleway? 

Has Council Entered into a Public...

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Richard Mutton Filling in as Guest Host While Regular Host Mark Barnes Is Away. 

Met up with Wataru Koketsu, Former Minokamo Exchange Student Who Visited Dubbo in 1991. 

News from the Latest Meeting of the Renewables Regional Leaders Network Meeting. 

Met with ASM for an Update on the Road Upgrades along Obley Road. 

Opened the French Corner Apartments in Bourke Street. 

Attended a Yarn-up with the Yindyamarra Healing Men’s Group i...

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Richard Mutton Filling in as Guest Host While Regular Host Mark Barnes Is Away. 

Anzac Day Events Held across the LGA during the Week. 

Meeting Held with the Hon. Jenny Aitchison MP, Minister for Regional Transport and Roads. 

Council’s Engagement Platform Fosters Community Connections. 

Upcoming Night for New Residents. 

Update on the Mechanics at Dubbo Regional Council. 

Leader Life Providing Services at the Dubbo Regional Livest...

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Richard Mutton Filling in as Guest Host While Regular Host Mark Barnes Is Overseas. 

This Week I Had a Meeting with the Hon David Littleproud MP, Leader of the Nationals This Week. 

This Week I Met with the Hon. Tara Moriarty, MLC, Minister for Agriculture, Minister for Regional New South Wales, and Minister for Western New South Wales. 

Met with a Group Undertaking an Evaluation of the Murray Darling Medical Schools Network. 

The ...

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New Guest Host While Regular Host Mark Barnes Is Overseas. 

Update on Funding Application for the Flood Damaged Culvert Crossing Mitchell Creek on Saxa Road. 

Shared Pathway Official Opening. 

Elston Water Park Is an Asset at the End of Its Life. 

RSL Club Negotiations with Land in Keswick and Land in Wingewarra Street. 

Update on the Macquarie Conservatorium of Music Peppercorn Lease of a Council Building. 

Annual Report on Our Dr...

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Mayor Podcast Brought to You Solo This Week as Mark Barnes Is Away and the Mayor Is in Japan. 

Easter Monday Media Release. 

Successful Federal Grant Application for Comobella Crossing. 

Air Force Flying Training around Dubbo during April. 

Allegations of Skin Rash from Dubbo Water. 

Temporary Water Restrictions in Wellington. 

EOI for Dubbo Regional Livestock Markets. 

Dubbo and Wellington Sewerage Rehabilitation Underway. 


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Mayor Podcast Brought to You Solo This Week as Mark Barnes Is Away and the Mayor Is Overseas. 

Major Announcement Being Made at 7am on Easter Monday. 

Discussions Started about the Future of the Dubbo Regional Livestock Markets. 

Council’s Biennial Survey Is Underway. 

DREAM Expression of Interest Process in Underway. 

Crypto Forces the Temporary Closure of the Dubbo Aquatic Leisure Centre. 

Red Alert Blue-Green Algae Warning Lifte...

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Tour de OROC Successfully Completed. 

EOI Process to Determine the Organisation to Run the DREAM Festival. 

Council Eagerly Awaits the Result of the Funding Application for the Wiradjuri Cultural Tourism Facility. 

Narromine Narwonah Waste-to-Energy Plant Discussion at the Latest Council Meeting. 

Forest Glen Solar Farm Planning Agreement Ready to Proceed to Next Step. 

Successful Applicants to the Latest Round of the Community Ser...

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Bowls NSW State Championships and Golf NSW Regional Qualifiers in Dubbo. 

Hon. Justine Elliot MP in Dubbo to Announce Fifteen New Safe Places and Escaping Violence Payments. 

Met with the Hon. Jihad DIB, MP, Minister for Customer Service and Digital Government, Minister for Emergency Services, and Minister for Youth Justice. 

Discussion on the Latest Crime Statistics Released by BOCSAR and the Discussion on the John Laws Show. 


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Regional Cities NSW (RCNSW) Visit to Albury and Wagga. 

Replacement of Fluoride Dosing System at John Gilbert Water Treatment Plant Project Update. 

Results of Inground Parking Sensor and License Plate Recognition Camera Trials. 

Reclassification and Rezoning of Alexander Bell Memorial Park. 

DREAM Festival 2024 and Beyond. 

Council EOI Bid for the Former Dubbo City Bowling Club. 

Dubbo Women's Festival Held at the WPCC. 

SPARC (Sh...

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CSU Welcome Event for New Cohort of Students at Dubbo Campus. 

Attended the Bathurst 500 at Mount Panorama. 

DREAM Discussions to Look at the Path Forward for DREAM. 

Met with Assistant Minister Anthony Chisholm, Assistant Minister for Education and Assistant Minister for Regional Development. 

Met with Minister Catherine King MP, Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government. 

Met with Both Assi...

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NSW Touch Junior State Cup Northern Conference Brings 9,000 People to Dubbo. 

Discussions with NBN with Changes Occurring in the Local Infrastructure. 

Regular Meeting with the Dubbo Business Chamber. 

Met with Representatives from Qantaslink. 

Regional Cities NSW Discussing Potential Reforms to Slots at Sydney Airport. 

Barden Park Athletics Centre of Excellence to Undergo Resurfacing. 

Several Journalists Discussing Renewables ar...

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Official Opening of the Platypus Rescue HQ at Taronga Western Plains Zoo. 

Developers Looking at Producing More 3D Printed Housing in Dubbo. 

Progress Being Made on a Potential Boundary Alteration with North Yeoval. 

Investigating Further Options for Changes to the Toilets at Cameron Park in Wellington. 

Councillors Decide Not to Proceed with the Development of a Public Toilet Policy. 

A Report Will Come Back to Council with Furthe...

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University of Sydney School of Rural Health Welcome Event for Year 1 Students. 

Night to Welcome the GP Registrars to the Region. 

EnergyCo Community and Employment Benefit Program Workshop. 

Demerger Discussions in Parliament. 

Bring Your Bills Day in Dubbo and Wellington. 

Meeting with Charles Sturt University. 

National Gallery of Australia Touring Exhibition - Ceremony: 4th Indigenous Art Triennial. 

Update on the Homeless Rive...

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