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.

Cheaper fares will be better for everyone
I have often said that even if Dubbo Council were to build the world’s best airport, it would be pointless if it were to be too expensive for our residents to fly.
Sporting projects officially opened at Wellington
Monday afternoon was great for Wellington with the official opening of three projects for the town including Rygate Park.
Passion on show during Council's budget debate
Monday night was one of the most fiercely-debated Council meetings that Dubbo has seen and I couldn’t be prouder of the discussion that took place.
Kennard Park a place to be proud of for Cowboys
There are so many exciting projects happening in Wellington but one that is sure to have rugby league fans cheering is the upgrades at Kennard Park.
Budget a tough task for Council
The process for adopting the 2019/2020 Council budget is almost done. Like other years, Councillors and senior staff can breathe a slight of relief once the long and daunting process is over.
  

Media Releases

1 Mar 2019   Council supports young driver education over three years
Dubbo Regional Council will provide sponsorship to the Rotary Youth Driver Awareness (RYDA) program over the next three years following a resolution by Council.
26 Feb 2019   Second Community Forum to be held at Wellington
Dubbo Regional Council will hold an informal community forum at Wellington on Monday, 4 March to give the public a chance to meet with Councillors and Senior Staff.
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.
           

                     

 

 

MAYORAL APPOINTMENTS

A monthly calendar of the Mayoral Appointments.

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: 12 Jul 2019

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