David Dwyer is the Director Community Services at Dubbo Regional Council. In this role he manages an extensive portfolio including Cultural Services, the Western Plains Cultural Centre, Dubbo Regional Theatre and Convention Centre, The Old Dubbo Gaol Museum, Social Services, Recreation Services, Health Services, Library Services, Child Care, Sister City Relationships and Cemeteries.
With over 39 years experience in local government at Newcastle City, Singleton Shire, Deniliquin Municipal and Dubbo Councils he has a wealth of knowledge on government / community relationships. David has graduate and post graduate qualifications in local government from Charles Sturt University. David has overseen the cultural development of Dubbo since the early 1990s and has been involved in significant projects such as the construction and initial staffing and management of the Western Plains Cultural Centre and Dubbo Regional Theatre and Convention Centre; the development of Dubbo Cultural Plans; the establishment of a Dubbo Cultural Forum; the commencement of a Multicultural Festival; close involvement in the initial establishment of Orana Arts; and providing advice and guidance to numerous local cultural organisations. David has a passion for grass roots cultural development and providing support and assistance to community groups to achieve their aspirations.