Dubbo City Council pays homage to City's volunteers


Dubbo City Council has partnered with several non-for profit organisations to honour and celebrate the 7,890 volunteers through a CBD Flag Campaign. 

The faces of 17 volunteers will fly on the flags of Macquarie Street for three months over the festive season, in order to acknowledge the integral role of the volunteers within the community and collectively say thank you. 

Mayor of Dubbo Councillor Mathew Dickerson says the CBD Flag Campaign celebrates the vital role volunteers play within the Dubbo community.

“The flags on Macquarie Street are a fantastic way of acknowledging and appreciating the tireless work our volunteers do to ensure not-for-profit organisations and community groups that are vital to our community can continue to have the resources to run,” he said.

The CBD Flag Campaign has been built around National SES Week 11th – 17th November 2013 and tied in with Wear Orange Wednesday on 13th November 2013. Both events are designed to recognise and appreciate the dedicated work of SES volunteers across Australia.

Philip Lalor, Deputy Region Controller, Macquarie Region, State Emergency Service (SES) says it’s fantastic to see such a prominent visual display of Dubbo City Councils support for the volunteers.

“NSW SES volunteers provide a vital service to local communities, often in terrible conditions. In the middle of a storm, or flood, or while providing assistance to other emergency services, if you looked under their orange helmet, you would find a NSW SES volunteer with a smile, keen and eager to assist local communities,” he said.

The CBD Flag Campaign was partnered by seven volunteer organisations within Dubbo including the State Emergency Service (SES), Macquarie Regional Library, Dubbo Regional Theatre and Convention Centre, Dubbo Visitor Information Centre, Western Plains Cultural Centre, Friends of Dubbo Regional Botanic Gardens and Bushcare.