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Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Over the coming days each household in the Dubbo electorate will receive a ‘Community Survey’ in their letterbox, and Member for Dubbo Troy Grant said he is encouraging everyone to have their say.

This free survey is asking residents to identify priorities important to them and make suggestions on future government policy and community infrastructure projects. 

“Opinions are no good if you keep them to yourself, or only discuss them with your mates at the pub, in the coffee shop, or around the dining table at home,” Mr Grant said.

“This survey will only take a few minutes to complete and gives you the chance to actually let decision makers know what you think, that’s is why I am encouraging everyone to complete and return this survey,”

“I’d like your feedback on what I, as your local member in state parliament, can do to continue supporting the communities across the Dubbo electorate,” Mr Grant said.

“Only a small percentage of people ever make contact with their local MP, this survey gives you the chance to make your opinion known and identify what you believe the priorities for your area should be.”

Mr Grant said to keep our region strong, we need to invest in the things that will help drive employment, support our wellbeing and continue to make our area and attractive place to live, work and play.

“I am working closely with my Ministerial and Parliamentary colleagues to make sure new infrastructure and investment continues to come our way,”

“I will personally read each survey returned and look forward to hearing from you,” Mr Grant said.

The survey can be returned by mail free of charge, dropped into Mr Grant’s office at 18 Talbragar St in Dubbo, or emailed in.

For more information on this community survey please call Mr Grants electorate office on 6882 3577, or email


Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Cricket clubs in the region are encouraged to apply for $6 million in funds made available through the upcoming 2020 ICC World T20 Legacy Fund.

Member for Dubbo, Troy Grant said that he encourages local clubs to apply for projects, which support local cricket participation and benefit the whole community.

“We know that sports like cricket have many proven health, social and economic benefits and it is a priority to foster participation in the region.” Mr Grant said.

“The Dubbo electorate has a proud history of comradery, and the fund offers an excellent opportunity for clubs and association to form partnerships with local councils to improve the quality and quantity of community facilities.”

Minister for Sport Stuart Ayres said the ICC World T20 Legacy Fund will be delivered over three years to support grass roots through to elite level cricket participation.

“The NSW Government leads the way in its support of women’s sport in Australia, and this fund specifically nurture the participation pathways for our female cricket players,” Mr Ayres said.

Andrew Jones, Chief Executive Officer of Cricket NSW said that cricket is a global sport, and the World T20 will witness 1.5 billion viewers tune in to 14 NSW matches.

“Currently there are 400,000 grass roots players participating in cricket in NSW, and I am confident that the upcoming ICC World T20 tournament will draw more players to the sport,” Mr Jones said.

“This first round of funding provides an exciting opportunity for councils and local clubs to consider projects that provide long-term benefits to local communities.”

Successful projects between $5,000 and $250,000 will be funded up to 50 per cent of projects costs.

Applications close 13 July 2018.


Monday, May 28, 2018

Member for Dubbo Troy Grant today announced the Old Dubbo Gaol has successfully secured $600,000 in funding as part of the first round of the NSW Government’s $100m Regional Cultural Fund (RCF).

The Old Dubbo Gaol is one of sixty-eight projects from 12 regions across NSW, sharing in close to $50m in the first round of grants.

The $100 million Regional Cultural Fund is part of the NSW Government’s $1.3 billion Regional Growth Fund which aims to improve not only the economic outcomes but the standard of living and wellbeing of people who call regional NSW home.

“This is a fantastic outcome for the Old Dubbo Gaol, it will enhance the facility and importantly improve the visitor experience,” Mr Grant said.

Mayor of the Dubbo Region Councillor Ben Shields said the Old Dubbo Gaol is one of Dubbo’s great family attractions and said he is thrilled that the State Government is supporting the further development of the attraction.

“It’s my belief that the Old Dubbo Gaol has some of the greatest potential for attracting visitors and with additional funding could be one of the best cultural attractions in NSW,” Councillor Shields said.

“Old Dubbo Gaol is the second most popular tourist attraction in Dubbo, drawing some 50,000 visitors a year,” he said.

“Council has successfully managed this State heritage site since 1973 and has invested significantly in maintenance and upgrades through Council funds and with NSW grant funding to ensure it remains one of Dubbo’s favourite places,” Councillor Shields said.

Mr Grant said the Regional Cultural Fund is all about supporting projects – whether they be big or small – that will enhance the cultural richness and vibrancy of our regional communities.

“This fund is all about building on our rich arts and culture offering, and enhancing it – not only for those living in our region, but for those who’ll visit us,”

“As a government we have done a great deal of work to improve our economic position and invest heavily in infrastructure, and we want to ensure the benefits of that work extend to all sectors – and that includes supporting our cultural and tourist attractions.” Mr Grant said.

Applications will soon be invited for the next round of funding through the scheme.


Monday, May 21, 2018

The NSW Government has today opened a new TAFE NSW facility in Dubbo to advance training delivery in e-commerce and supply chain logistics.

Minister responsible for TAFE NSW Adam Marshall today joined the Member for Dubbo Troy Grant to unveil the new specialist facility called a SkillsPoint. Mr Marshall said the facility would work directly with industry to ensure TAFE NSW students receive the training and skills they need to get a job and meet the needs of employers across NSW.

“This new facility will work closely with industry to design and develop courses for TAFE students across the State, ensuring the skills they develop are relevant and set them apart for employment in high-growth industries such as e-commerce and supply chain logistics,” Mr Marshall said. 

“Aligning skills training with the needs of industry will ensure our TAFE students are job-ready and able to launch or advance their career in diverse areas ranging from aviation, online business and floristry to vehicle service and repair. 

“The NSW Government’s modernisation of TAFE NSW is all about initiatives like this, which will improve TAFE NSW’s connection with industry, improve education outcomes for students and enable TAFE NSW to do the heavy lifting in terms of training the State’s future workers.”

Mr Grant said Dubbo was an obvious choice to house the facility.

“Dubbo sees more than 10 million tonnes of freight moved through the Central West and Orana by road and rail each year, and sustains 2,900 transport, postal and warehousing related businesses across Western NSW,” Mr Grant said.

“The Dubbo-based SkillsPoint will leverage local expertise and work closely with industry to develop cutting edge TAFE courses for the entire State.

“The SkillsPoint will also create 14 new jobs right here in Dubbo, making it an extra win for the region.” 

Dubbo is home to one of nine SkillsPoints being rolled out across NSW. For more information visit –

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