Mayor of Dubbo Region

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Councillor Ben Shields was first elected to the former Dubbo City Council in 1999 as an 18-year-old who was still studying for his Higher School Certificate.

Councillor Shields is a fifth generation local of Dubbo and has a small advertising and marketing consultancy business.

Since his election to Council back in 1999, Councillor Shields has served 10 years on the board of Local Government NSW (previously Local Government Association of NSW).

In 2012, Councillor Shields was elected Deputy Mayor of the former Dubbo City Council.

At the 2016 merger of the former Dubbo City and Wellington Councils, Councillor Shields was appointed as an advisor to the Local Representation Committee whose job was to advise the new council administrator until elections could take place for the new Regional Council in September 2017.

Following the 2017 Council elections, Councillor Shields was elected as the first Mayor of Dubbo Regional Council.

      

MAYOR's column

The Mayor's weekly column about issues, events and news in the region.

Mayor's Column 20 June 2018
The Dubbo Aquatic Leisure Centre, known to locals simply as the “Olympic Pool” has been in need of a significant upgrade for at least 30 years.
Mayor's Column 13 June 2018
It’s been some time now since “that” council election where the people of both Dubbo and Wellington went to the polls and elected ten councillors to represent them on the new Dubbo Regional Council.
Mayor's Column 29 May 2018
Rudy Giuliani, the former Mayor of New York is a politician I greatly admire. While he is best known as the mayor during the September 11 attacks, his mayoralty was about efficiency and changing the culture of the city that drove down crime while at the same time reinvigorating the Big Apple and restoring its international reputation as a global city of leadership.
Mayor's Column 22 May 2018
Hello from Japan! I am very happy to be writing this week’s Mayoral column from this wonderful part of the world.
Mayor's Column 15 May 2018
It seems everyone has an opinion on Coal Seam Gas.


POSITION STATMENT - JOINT ORGANISATIONS

Dubbo Regional Council has determined not to participate in a proposed Joint Organisation (JO) due to the significant uncertainty surrounding the likely success and the potential financial burdens on the rate payer in entering and progressing in the JO.

More information (PDF 221.3KB)

MAYORAL APPOINTMENTS

A monthly calendar of the Mayoral Appointments.

May 2018 (PDF 298.9KB)

April 2018 (PDF 304.5KB)

March 2018 (PDF 136.5KB)

February 2018 (PDF 304.5KB)

January 2018  (PDF 211.5KB)

December 2017 (PDF 294.7KB)  

November 2017   (PDF 305.1KB)

October 2017 (PDF 305KB)

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Last Edited: 20 Jun 2018

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