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.

Mayor's Wellington Column 30 January
This year we will go to the ballot boxes twice for a state and federal election and I believe Wellington has a fantastic opportunity to benefit from election funding that will be on offer.
Mayor's Wellington Column 23 January 2019
Australia Day in Wellington is one of the most exciting times of the year with the community coming out to enjoy the festivities at Cameron Park.
Mayor's Column 16 January 2019
One of Dubbo Regional Council’s biggest assets is its determination to look for every opportunity to attract new businesses and industries.
Mayor's Wellington Column 16 January 2019
The Burrendong Botanic Gardens and Arboretum will benefit from an additional $200,000 in funding to keep it going.
Mayor's Column 9 January 2019
One of the biggest myths about the Dubbo Region is that “there’s nothing to do”. That particular catch cry is something that annoys me to no end! Not only because it feeds negative attitudes about our city but is because it is also just plain untrue.
  

 

Media Releases

1 Aug 2019   Village Street Sealing Program continues in Wongarbon
Wongarbon residents will soon benefit from an improved road system with Dubbo Regional Council carrying out sealing works at Bundemar Street, Wongarbon.
26 Jul 2019   Beautification of entrance to Wellington underway
Work has begun to improve the appearance of the northern entrance to Wellington, with the clearing of unsightly debris from the side of the Mitchell Highway.
21 Jun 2019   NSW Budget supports our positive regional momentum
Dubbo Regional Council Mayor, Councillor Ben Shields, has welcomed the 2019-20 Budget released earlier this week by NSW Treasurer Dominic Perrottet.
6 Jun 2019   Mayor welcomes St Mary's Catholic School review outcome
Mayor of the Dubbo Region Ben Shields has welcomed news that St Mary’s Catholic School at Wellington will continue to offer education from Kindergarten through to Year 10.
31 May 2019   Switch to LED street lighting to make big savings
Dubbo will have whiter and more reliable street lights and make significant long-term financial savings after Council endorsed a Mayoral Minute to convert to smart-enabled LED lighting.
           

                     

 

 

MAYORAL APPOINTMENTS

A monthly calendar of the Mayoral Appointments.

July 2019 (PDF 161.1KB)

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: 07 Aug 2019

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