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.

The Dubbo Region - helping in tough times
With the Eastern seaboard of our country so tragically affected by unprecedented fire events, none of us are immune from the far-reaching effects of this ongoing disaster that has gripped our state.
Main street still has room for improvement in Wellington
Great things are happening for Wellington including unprecedented infrastructure investment but the elephant in the room is empty shops and dilapidated buildings in the CBD.
Government assistance required to keep regional Australia going during drought
2020 will be a critical year for the economy of not only the Dubbo Region, but all of Western NSW.
Bushfires burning across NSW timely reminder to be responsible
Like most people, I have been horrified by what I have seen on television screens for the last several weeks. Watching parts of NSW and Australia burning through large and destructive bushfires is terrible.
Bore to bring water security to Stuart Town community
A new bore that will provide water security to the people of Stuart Town has been welcomed by the community as not only essential but long overdue.
  

 

Media Releases

4 May 2020   Dubbo Mayor Proposes City's Airport as Potential Regional Base for Virgin Australia
Mayor of the Dubbo Region Ben Shields has offered Dubbo as a potential base for the operation for Virgin Australia (or a potentially rebranded version of the entity) for the airline’s regional fleet maintenance and regular passenger transport services, as part of a NSW Government package.
30 Apr 2020   Council Facilities to Reopen to Assist Transport Industry
Truck drivers will have better access to public restrooms in the Dubbo Region during the Covid-19 pandemic with Dubbo Regional Council reopening two facilities.
15 Apr 2020   Council to Close 10 Walkways in Bid to Reduce Crime and Anti-Social Behaviour
Council will begin the process of closing 10 public walkways across Dubbo in a bid to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour.
14 Apr 2020   Council Offers Coronavirus (COVID-19) Rates Financial Assistance Policy
Council will offer a COVID-19 Rates Financial Assistance Policy that will provide affected ratepayers with payment options and assistance if they are currently experiencing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
8 Apr 2020   Major Projects Progress Despite Disruption of COVID-19 Pandemic
Major infrastructure projects within the Dubbo Region are continuing despite the disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
           

                     

 

 

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: 17 Jun 2020

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