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 Wellington Column 14 November 2018
With Dubbo Regional Council covering such a wide area communication is critical. That is why I try to spend as much time as possible visiting Wellington and all of the surrounding villages.
Mayor's Column 14 November 2018
On Sunday, Dubbo residents were among millions worldwide who stopped to mark 100 years since the end of World War I.
Mayor's Wellington Column 7 November 2018
With Wellington down to just one aged care facility, I thought it was important that we meet with Maranatha House Aged Care to talk about the future.
Mayor's Column 7 November 2018
We all have such a great opportunity before us to add value to our new hospital upgrade to ensure Dubbo Base Hospital has the parking it needs to accommodate the sick, disabled, elderly and less mobile people who use this essential service.
Mayor's Wellington Column 31 October 2018
“Congratulations”, “hats off”, “well done”, “bravo”, “great work”, and “top marks” are all the words I would like to use to thank the highly creative and energetic crew of Wellington Arts who organised the Fong Lee Lane Festival last Friday night.


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.

September 2018 (PDF 105.5KB)

August 2018 (PDF 307.2KB)

July 2018 (PDF 305.3KB)

June 2018 (PDF 304.9KB)

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: 14 Nov 2018

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