Mayor of the Dubbo Region - Ben Shields

Ben Shields

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.

Updated Purchasing Policy a Big Win For Local Businesses
It’s been years coming. For at least the last 20 years that I have been on Council local businesses have been calling, in some cases in near desperation, for greater support for local businesses and suppliers.
Kmart is Part of the Key to Retail Success for Dubbo
I had no idea just how popular the news of Kmart coming to Dubbo would be or just how quickly it would spread when it was first announced but the impact will really be noticed when it arrives in October.
Taking Bad Plans for South Bridge Off the Table the Right Move
There is no doubt that the council’s plan for a South Bridge in South West Dubbo has created a lot of chatter among residents – particularly by locals who live in South Dubbo around the Tamworth Street area.
Government Support a Further Boost to Dubbo Bid for NRL
The push for an NRL game in Dubbo continues to build momentum with the NSW Government also throwing their support behind Council’s goal to bring a match to Apex Oval in 2021.
About time city saw action at former RAAF Base
Work is underway at the former RAAF Base on Cobra Street and all I can say is ‘It’s about time’.
  

 

Media Releases

30 Sep 2019   Business Downturn Prompts Action in Wellington
A Buy Local or Bye Local campaign campaign by Dubbo Regional Council and the Wellington Business Chamber will encourage more people to shop locally.
27 Aug 2019   New air services to link regional NSW to Dubbo welcomed
Dubbo City Regional Airport is extending its reach even further, with the re-introduction of passenger air services to Cobar, Bourke, Walgett and Lightning Ridge.
21 Aug 2019   Independent report into Apex Oval ordered
Mayor of the Dubbo Region Ben Shields has requested the decision regarding the relocation of finals at Apex Oval in the coming months to be determined by Councillors at the next Ordinary Council meeting, on Monday 26 August 2019.
1 Aug 2019   Village Street Sealing Program continues in Wongarbon
Wongarbon residents will soon benefit from an improved road system with Dubbo Regional Council carrying out sealing works at Bundemar Street, Wongarbon.
26 Jul 2019   Beautification of entrance to Wellington underway
Work has begun to improve the appearance of the northern entrance to Wellington, with the clearing of unsightly debris from the side of the Mitchell Highway.
           

                     

 

 

MAYORAL APPOINTMENTS

A monthly calendar of the Mayoral Appointments.

April 2020 

March 2020

February 2020

January 2020

December 2019

November 2019

October 2019

September 2019 

August 2019

July 2019

June 2019

May 2019

April 2019

March 2019

February 2019

January 2019

December 2018 

November 2018

October 2018

September 2018

Contact 

m: 0418 639 053

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

e: mayor@dubbo.nsw.gov.au

Last Edited: 18 Aug 2020

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