Mayor's Column

Mayor's Column 13 December
Just like our nurses who have the Nurses Association, teachers with the Teachers Federation and Police with the Police Association, local councils also has an industry association that represents their interests.
Mayor's Column 6 December
One of the great things about being Mayor is having the pleasure of launching exciting initiatives like the Smile it’s Christmas campaign, which was officially opened last Friday at the Church Street Rotunda.
Mayor's Column 29 November 2017
Tony McGrane used to say that Dubbo’s most understated asset is its river. Now that Dubbo Regional Council takes in both Wellington and Dubbo this statement is more relevant than ever.
Mayor's Column 22 November
Every year there is chatter about Council’s budget. Rate increases are always something that annoys people, and rightfully so.
Mayor's Column 15 November 2017
These days democracy doesn’t mean you elect officials who then become the “be all and end all” of all decision making.
Mayor's Column 8 November 2017
Last week I attended the Inland Forum and the Country Mayors Association in Sydney. The Inland Forum is made up of Armidale, Tamworth, Orange, Bathurst, Wagga, Albury and Dubbo. The Inland Forum has a focus on the Evocities program. Then there is the Country Mayors Association which is made up of Mayors from all over regional and rural NSW. Both groups have an important role in the promotion and advocacy of regional NSW.
Mayor's Column 1 November 2017
Air travel is now so common it can easily be taken for granted. Flying makes it easier to attend a work conference, to meet business clients in metropolitan areas, to attend a family wedding or to see that international event that will only tour the capitals.
Mayor's Column 25 October 2017
Dubbo. It's a great City with a strong economy. When you talk economics though there are a lot of locals who just don't quite understand what drives our economy.
Mayor's Column 18 October 2017
As incoming Mayor, the one issue that is consistently raised with me is the matter of the third waste bin. Like the bulk of the community, I am keen to get this matter sorted.
First column from new mayor
Councillor Ben Shields' first column as mayor of Dubbo Regional Council

Last Edited: 18 Dec 2017

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