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.

Government assistance needed to help region's economy through drought
As everyone is now acutely aware, we are in one of the worst droughts on record and as a region Dubbo moved to Level 4 water restrictions at the start of the month.
Council to investigate all options before REX meeting
Most people would be aware of grievances aired by Regional Express (REX) towards Dubbo Regional Council in recent months but Council is looking to work with the airlines to resolve differences and get a good outcome for Dubbo residents.
Celebrating 30 years as a sister city with Minokamo
Over the last few days I have had the pleasure of celebrating the 30th anniversary of our sister city relationship with the Japanese city of Minokamo.
Meet and greet give residents chance to talk to Council
In November Wellington residents will have an opportunity to talk to Councillors and senior staff from Dubbo Regional Council at an informal meet and greet.
Talk of "day zero" and Dubbo running out of water not true
Water restrictions about extending region's water supply to get us through tough times but taps not about to run dry.
  

 

Media Releases

6 Aug 2020   Councils Collaborating to Bring a New Flight Route to Dubbo
Following a confidential report to its July meeting, Council’s Airport Advisory Panel has committed to a partnered trial of a new flight route between Dubbo and Ballina (Byron Bay) to help stimulate the regional economy and increase access to domestic markets.
5 Aug 2020   Dubbo Region Hosts Japanese Ambassador
Dubbo Regional Council (DRC) was delighted to host the Japanese Ambassador to Australia, His Excellency Mr Reiichiro Takahashi and his wife Mrs Masako Takahashi in Dubbo on Tuesday afternoon.
30 Jul 2020   A Wider and Safer Purvis Lane
Dubbo Regional Council (DRC) has invested over $7 million dollars to redevelop Dubbo’s Purvis Lane into a wider and safer transport link, providing a strategic connection for freight travelling from the Newell Highway to the growing northern industrial area.
24 Jul 2020   Official Opening of Cameron Park Inclusive Play Space Precinct
Mayor of the Dubbo Region, Ben Shields and State Member for Dubbo, Dugald Saunders have officially opened the new inclusive play space within Cameron Park Wellington.
9 Jun 2020   Police Success Highlights Government Inaction
With more than $500,000 seized by NSW Police Force that ultimately dismantled a complex drug syndicate in Wellington and Sydney, Mayor of the Dubbo Region Ben Shields is calling on monies seized under the proceeds of crime be re-directed by the NSW Government to tangible ‘on the ground’ crime prevention measures.
           

                     

 

 

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: 06 Aug 2020

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