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

2 Apr 2020   Councillor Critises High Fuel Prices in Dubbo Region
Dubbo motorists are being ripped off at the petrol bowser with fuel prices amongst the highest in the region and in the state, a Dubbo Councillor has said.
23 Mar 2020   Water Restrictions Eased to Assist residents with COVID-19 Pandemic
The easing of water restrictions for the Dubbo region will assist residents who are self-isolating or working from home to ensure they are able to stay within usage limits, Mayor of the Dubbo Region Ben Shields said.
11 Dec 2019   Council to honour three decades of operation in Dubbo for Roger Fletcher
Dubbo Regional Council will formally acknowledge local businessman and entrepreneur Roger Fletcher for 30 years of operation at his company’s abattoir in Dubbo with a formal Mayoral reception.
10 Dec 2019   Council to support Farmers Markets with $20,000 sponsorship
The Dubbo Farmers Markets will receive a $20,000 sponsorship package over the next two years after a Mayoral Minute was passed at the December Ordinary Meeting of Council.
4 Nov 2019   Wellington's own Rhino is poached for his horn
Dubbo Regional Council is devastated to report that ‘Arthur’ the rhino, which usually stands in Wellington, has had his horn poached.
           

                     

 

  

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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