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.

Dubbo Region Survived The Test Of Droughts, Fires And COVID In 2020
There was no doubt 2020 was tough for everyone but Dubbo exceeded all expectations for resilience and will start 2021 in a strong place.
CBD Rejuvenation Key to Dubbo's Strong Economy
Dubbo is meeting the challenge of keeping its main street relevant during the rise of internet shopping.
Dubbo Not Getting a Fair Go From Government When it Comes to a Bypass
The NSW Government is building or investigating 10 highway bypasses of major towns and cities but Dubbo isn't one of them.
Only Thing Worse Than a Pub With No Beer is a Hospital With No Doctors
Wellington is making progress and Council working hard but the state of health services in the town is a concern.
There's No Doubt, Dubbo Needs a Ring Road
There is a great lost opportunity for Dubbo with the state government’s insistence of building the $210 million River Street Bridge project.
  

 

Media Releases

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.
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.
           

                     

 

  

Contact 

m: 0418 639 053

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

e: mayor@dubbo.nsw.gov.au

Last Edited: 05 Jan 2021

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