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.

Big events making their way to Dubbo
In the past few weeks some very exciting major events have been announced for Dubbo. From the A-league trial match between the Newcastle Jets and Sydney FC in September to the Red Hot Summer Tour happening in April next year, it is great that Dubbo is able to attract these events.
Big improvements being made at Wellington
Anyone who has driven from Wellington towards Dubbo in the last fortnight would have noticed a big change as they headed out of town with work going on to beautify the town entrance.
Sponsorships available to help Wellington events
I often talk about the importance of boosting the Wellington economy to ensure the town is able to thrive.
Big week for emergency services in Dubbo
Last week was an exciting one for the emergency services ranks in Dubbo with a number of announcements and openings taking place.
No job quite like being Mayor
It is certainly a challenging and extremely rewarding job being Mayor, but you go into a job like this knowing and expecting that, and wanting to always put the community first when doing the job.
  

 

Media Releases

31 May 2019   Level 2 water restrictions commence tomorrow for the Dubbo Region
Level 2 water restrictions across the local government area will be in effect as of Saturday 1 June 2019 as a proactive response to the ongoing drought.
29 May 2019   Road to be named in honour of sister city partnership
Mayor of the Dubbo Region Ben Shields has announced a private road in the city will be named “Minokamo Way” to mark the 30th anniversary of the sister city partnership between Dubbo and Minokamo.
24 May 2019   Milestones reached at major projects in Wellington
Work is progressing on the redevelopment of the Wellington Aquatic Leisure Centre with the pools, main building and plant room all reaching milestones.
21 May 2019   Council calls on NSW Government to fund Emergency Services Levy increase
Mayor of the Dubbo Region Ben Shields has called a 20 per cent increase in Dubbo Regional Council’s Emergency Services Levy for 2019-20 excessive and called on the NSW Government to fund the almost $200,000 increase from the previous year.
24 Apr 2019   Work begins on designs for Dubbo's Wiradjuri Park
Designs are being drawn up for the Wiradjuri Park at Elizabeth Park (Dubbo Regional Botanic Gardens) with Stage 1 of construction expected to be complete by the end of 2019.
           

                     

 

 

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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