President's Column | September 17

With the Dungog Shire Spring calendar of events well underway there is no better time to make the most of these visitors and enthusiasts in town, keep your doors open and embrace a great opportunity to showcase your business and the Dungog Shire.  Not only do these festivals and events bring a significant amount of money into our local economy they attract people who might otherwise never visit the area.

Just some of the events coming up are Dungog Pedalfest 20-22 September presented by Dungog Rotary for more info head to . Dungog Art Society Annual Exhibition will be held at the Festival Lounge from 27 September to 7 October head to  Dungog Festival 4-7 October. This 4 day event includes something or everyone including the legendary long table dinner, music, markets and a street parade. For more info head to Sculpture on the Farm, an exhibition of Australian Sculpture displayed in garden, paddocks and galleries on a rural property will run in conjunction with the Dungog Festival from 4-7 October. For more info head to Clarence Town River Country Hoedown will be held on 26 October, family friendly festival in the heart of Clarence Town. For more info head to

The next DDCC dinner network meeting will be held at the Flying Duck at Vacy.  Member and guests are welcome to attend. Our monthly networking evenings and social events offer an ideal platform for meeting, discussing and promoting business services and products. These meetings are also a great way to connect with and meet people from all around the Dungog Shire and beyond. This month, newly appointed Manager Business Strategy and Investment, Mr Jakob Gray from Dungog Shire Council will be attending our meeting. To book head to