Mayor of the Dubbo Region - Ben Shields

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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 blog

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

Adventure Playground adds to holiday activities in Dubbo
School holidays are a great time for parents to spend time with their children but a common concern that comes up is how to keep the little ones entertained.
Need for change to overcome political fatigue
With a state election just finished and now a federal campaign coming up, there is no doubt many people feeling that they are politically exhausted.
Residents help pick new playground design for Bicentennial Park
There is great news for parents and families in the Montefiores area of town with an exciting new playground to be installed at Bicentennial Park.
Drug Rehab Centre funding a boost for Dubbo Region
I couldn’t be more pleased with last week’s announcement that Dubbo has secured $3 million in federal funding to go towards a drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility.
St Mary's closing classes would be bad for Wellington
Last week I attended a concerning meeting at St Mary’s Catholic School, Wellington, to discuss the future of the school and the possibility of class closures.
  

 

Media Releases

10 Apr 2019   Eumungerie streets upgraded through Village Street Sealing program
Work is under way to upgrade two heavily used streets in Eumungerie from gravel to bitumen seal as part of the Village Street Sealing Program.
9 Apr 2019   Windsor Parade Pocket park goes to public exhibition
A plan to beautify one of the main entrances to the city of Dubbo is on public exhibition for community feedback.
9 Apr 2019   Submissions closing for Outdoor Dining Policy
Council is reminding business owners in the Central Business District to have their say on a draft Outdoor Dining Policy which is currently on public exhibition.
9 Apr 2019   Council welcomes federal Rehab Centre funding
Mayor of the Dubbo Region Ben Shields has welcomed a $3 million contribution by the Federal Government to help with the development of a Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Facility in Dubbo.
2 Apr 2019   Mayor calls for State funding commitment for Rehab Centre
Mayor of the Dubbo Region Ben Shields has urged the State Government to fast track funding for a Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Centre to be established at Dubbo.
           

                     

 

 

MAYORAL APPOINTMENTS

A monthly calendar of the Mayoral Appointments.

March 2019 (PDF 159.6KB)

February 2019 (PDF 124.1KB)

January 2019 (PDF 113.1KB)

December 2018 (PDF 208.9KB)            

November 2018 (PDF 208.6KB)

October 2018 (PDF 303.8KB)

September 2018 (PDF 304.1KB)

Contact 

m: 0418 639 053

e: clrben.shields@dubbo.nsw.gov.au

e: mayor@dubbo.nsw.gov.au

Last Edited: 18 Apr 2019

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