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.

Council set to honour Roger Fletcher for 30 years in business
Last week I presented a Mayoral minute to Council proposing to acknowledge three decades of operation in Dubbo for Roger Fletcher and in 2020 we will hold a civic reception.
Council happy to do its bit for region's struggling farmers
As a Council it is rewarding to be able to provide assistance when it is needed and that is why it was such an easy decision to donate water to Team Rubicon’s Litres for the Land relief project.
Wellington Caves upgrade to make it a state-of-the-art attraction
New Visitor Experience Centre will add to the appeal of one of the region's most unique tourism attractions.
Wellington and wider region displaying resilience to drought
I look back on the previous year and there is no doubt that our community has had its fair share of struggles but despite that it continues to push ahead.
Marking 30 years of friendship with Minokamo
Thirty years after then-Mayor of Dubbo Tom Slattery signed a sister city agreement with Minokamo, a delegation from the Japanese city was in town to mark the anniversary.
  

 

Media Releases

13 Aug 2020   Dubbo's New Premier Sporting Precinct Ready For Action
The newly redeveloped Victoria Park Sporting Precinct has been officially opened by Mayor of the Dubbo Region, Councillor Ben Shields and local member for Dubbo Dugald Saunders.
10 Aug 2020   Extra Facilities at South Dubbo Oval to Help Grow AFL in Region
The former Girl Guides Hall at South Dubbo Oval will be offered to the Dubbo (Demons) Australian Football League (AFL) and Dubbo Junior Australian Football League (DJAFL) clubs by Dubbo Regional Council (DRC) to provide them with much-needed space for change rooms and a clubhouse.
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.
           

                     

 

 

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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