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Dubbo is a city in the Orana Region of New South Wales, Australia. It is the largest population centre in the Orana region, with 38,392 in June 2018. The city is located at the Newell, Mitchell, and Golden highways intersection. The nearest city, Orange, is about 144 km away. Dubbo is a vibrant regional city by the majestic Macquarie River in the heart of the beautiful Macquarie Valley. Discover wonderful experiences, from the award-winning Taronga Western Plains Zoo to museums, gorgeous gardens and fun activities. The heritage-listed Old Dubbo Gaol is in the city centre, Australia’s most extensive collection of hangman knots. The magnificent Western Plains Cultural Centre is both a gallery and a museum. The Dubbo Heritage Walk is a great way to admire the ornate architecture and explore the stories of pioneers and bushrangers.

Explore ancient Aboriginal grinding grooves in the Terramungamine Reserve. You can take a tour to the site with Senior Wiradjuri Elder Peter Peckham on First Lesson Cultural Tours, as well as visiting a Scarred Canoe Tree and learning about bush medicine and bush tucker.

Eating and drinking

Stop by one of the classic country pubs for refreshments, such as the 1882-built Milestone Hotel. There are quality restaurants like Veltd and charming cafes – try the gourmet pies at the Village Bakery Café, family operated since 1918. You can also enjoy wine tasting at the Red Earth Estate Vineyard 

Disability transport program in Dubbo

Community Transport is a government subsidised service that supporSocial Supportsts you to live a happy, healthy and fulfilling life by making it easier to get around and stay socially connected. The service is specially designed to help you get to medical appointments, participate in social activities, do your shopping and maintain independent living at home.

Goals of the Disability Inclusion Action Plan

The goals included in this Plan are:

  • Developing positive community attitudes towards people with disability
  • Creating a more liveable community for people with disability
  • Providing equal access to employment within Council for people with disability
  • Providing appropriate service information for people with disability This Plan focuses on the services and facilities provided by Dubbo Regional Council and the actions that can contribute to the Plan’s goals.

All public authorities require to have a Disability Inclusion Action Plan. This plan is relevant to its functions. It illustrates what measures are in place so that people with disability can access services and supports to participate within the community entirely.

Dubbo Disability Community

UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Recognises the rights of people with disability, including the right to respect their inherent dignity and autonomy and non-discrimination. National Disability Strategy 2010-2020 The National Disability Strategy 2010-2020, developed in partnership with the Commonwealth, State, Territory and Local Governments, sets out a national plan for improving life for Australians with da disabilities, their families and carers to support the commitment. It was made to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Actions in the Implementation. The councils’ plan includes improving Web Content accessibility, access to infrastructure, recreation, employment, and community participation. Commonwealth Disability Discrimination Act 1992 i. It aims to eliminate as far as possible discrimination against persons on the grounds of disability; and ii. Ensures that people with a disability have the same rights to equality as the rest of the community—Environmental, Planning and Assessment Act 1979 i. Defines when approval is needed for an activity, DUBBO REGIONAL COUNCIL DISABILITY INCLUSION PLAN 6 Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission Act 1986 i.

Need for a Disability Inclusion Plan

In 2014, the NSW Parliament passed the Disability Inclusion Act, which sets out the need for the NSW Disability Inclusion Plan and each government department, agency and local council to develop a Disability Inclusion Plan. T017-2020 was the first Disability Inclusion Action Plan for Dubbo Regional Council. The 2020-2024 Disability Inclusion Action Plan endeavours to remove barriers so that people with a disability have a better opportunity to live a meaningful life and enjoy the full benefits of membership in the community.

Humans aren’t meant to be alone all the time.

The Dubbo Region is a great place to visit in the school holidays, filled with world-class attractions and larger-than-life experiences and is known as one of the friendliest destinations in NSW


 Breath of Fresh air.

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Address: 4/390 Clergate Road, ORANGE NSW 2800

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