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.

Government assistance needed to help region's economy through drought
As everyone is now acutely aware, we are in one of the worst droughts on record and as a region Dubbo moved to Level 4 water restrictions at the start of the month.
Council to investigate all options before REX meeting
Most people would be aware of grievances aired by Regional Express (REX) towards Dubbo Regional Council in recent months but Council is looking to work with the airlines to resolve differences and get a good outcome for Dubbo residents.
Celebrating 30 years as a sister city with Minokamo
Over the last few days I have had the pleasure of celebrating the 30th anniversary of our sister city relationship with the Japanese city of Minokamo.
Meet and greet give residents chance to talk to Council
In November Wellington residents will have an opportunity to talk to Councillors and senior staff from Dubbo Regional Council at an informal meet and greet.
Talk of "day zero" and Dubbo running out of water not true
Water restrictions about extending region's water supply to get us through tough times but taps not about to run dry.
  

 

Media Releases

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.
10 Apr 2019   Eumungerie streets upgraded through Village Street Sealing program
Work is under way to upgrade two heavily used streets in Eumungerie from gravel to bitumen seal as part of the Village Street Sealing Program.
9 Apr 2019   Windsor Parade Pocket park goes to public exhibition
A plan to beautify one of the main entrances to the city of Dubbo is on public exhibition for community feedback.
           

                     

 

 

MAYORAL APPOINTMENTS

A monthly calendar of the Mayoral Appointments.

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: 16 Nov 2019

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