Photo Caption: Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton was joined by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack in Dubbo this morning to meet with Dubbo Regional Council Mayor Ben Shields. Council has received a $42,500 grant under the latest round of the Building Better Regions Fund to bring more events to the region.
Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton has thrown his support behind the Dubbo Regional Council’s push to bring more events to the region.
Mr Coulton was joined by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack in Dubbo this morning to meet with council.
“Dubbo is a key regional hub and we need to ensure we maximise every opportunity that we possibly can to bring economic stimulus to the area,” Mr Coulton said.
“I’m pleased that with a $42,500 grant under the latest round of the Building Better Regions Fund, Dubbo Regional Council will be able to deliver a research paper that will provide the framework for future events in the region.
“The BBRF is all about strengthening the local economy and delivering lasting benefits to communities such as Dubbo.
“Bringing more regional events to the area will be key to creating local jobs, boosting the local economy and growing confidence in Dubbo as a great place to live, work and invest.”
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said he was proud the project had been supported through the Building Better Regions Fund.
“As one of the biggest regional centres in New South Wales, there is no reason Dubbo shouldn’t play host to more major events,” the Deputy Prime Minister said.
“This research paper is an important step in ensuring Dubbo is well-prepared to take advantage of future opportunities.”
Mayor of the Dubbo Region Ben Shields said the funding would help Dubbo with its plan to recover from the impacts of the long-lasting drought and COVID-19 pandemic.
“Whether it is sporting attractions like an NRL match, concerts, or exhibitions and displays, I want to see the Dubbo Region securing more events to enhance our reputation and help our economy grow,” Cr Shields said.
“We thank the Federal Government and our local MP Mark Coulton for helping us to secure this important funding.”
For a full list of successful projects under Building Better Regions Fund Round 4, please visit www.business.gov.au/bbrf