Mayor of the Dubbo Region - Ben Shields

DSC_1650_R web

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.

 

eye on dubbo & wellington

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

Mayor's Wellington Column 20 February 2019
Dubbo Regional Council will host a public meeting in Wellington on the Department of Planning and Environment’s assessment process for State Significant Developments.
Mayor's Column 20 February 2019
Sometimes Councils and Mayors just can’t win. No matter what they do, there will always be some members of the community who are unhappy.
Mayor's Wellington Column 13 February 2019
When I talk to most residents, if they have a complaint there’s a good chance it relates to a road.
Mayor's Column 13 February 2019
There are a few ways to judge the health and prosperity of a regional city but you can tell a lot about a place by the quality of its airport.
Mayor's Wellington Column 6 February 2019
In the coming weeks Dubbo Regional Council will hold an information session on the Suntop solar farm so the community can find out more about the project.
  

 

 

Media Releases

8 Feb 2019   Community paying a high price for vandalism
Mayor of the Dubbo Region Ben Shields has slammed a small group of vandals that cost the city tens of thousands of dollars in repairs and cleaning every year.
6 Feb 2019   New Lighting Systems installed at sporting facilities across Dubbo and Wellington
Mayor of the Dubbo Region Ben Shields is looking forward to flicking the switch on energy efficient lights across some of the regions sporting fields.
23 Jan 2019   Mayor welcomes Hospital car park commitment
Mayor of the Dubbo Region Ben Shields has welcomed a commitment by Nationals candidate for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders to build a $30 million car park for Dubbo Hospital if elected.
16 Jan 2019   Dubbo recognised as a top Aussie Town
Dubbo’s place in the top 10 of the Wotif Aussie Town of the Year Awards for 2019 is fitting recognition for the city, Mayor of the Dubbo Region Ben Shields has said.
           

                     

 

POSITION STATEMENT - 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.

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: 22 Feb 2019

Section Menu
Search