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.

Council to focus on boosting economy and infrastructure in Wellington
Exciting projects for the town are underway, and now Council is looking at methods to help local businesses such as a buy local campaign.
Dubbo Region establishing itself as an Epicentre of Events
If you look down Macquarie Street at the moment you will see a new set of flags with a catchy phrase that sums up one of Dubbo's strengths.
Second Mayoral election for Dubbo Region on Thursday
This Thursday night, Dubbo Regional Councillors will meet to determine who will be the Mayor and Deputy Mayor of the region for the next 12 months.
Wellington's Bicentennial Park playground now open
It was only a few months ago that people in the Montefiores area gathered for a community consultation meeting to choose a playground design for Bicentennial Park and now it is ready for action.
Council makes difficult decision to rest Apex Oval for major event
On Monday night Councillors were faced with one of the tougher decisions during this Council term when we were asked to decide on the usage of Apex Oval over the next month.
  

 

Media Releases

9 Apr 2019   Council welcomes federal Rehab Centre funding
Mayor of the Dubbo Region Ben Shields has welcomed a $3 million contribution by the Federal Government to help with the development of a Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Facility in Dubbo.
2 Apr 2019   Mayor calls for State funding commitment for Rehab Centre
Mayor of the Dubbo Region Ben Shields has urged the State Government to fast track funding for a Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Centre to be established at Dubbo.
8 Mar 2019   Mayor welcomes $20 million Rehabilitation Centre commitment
Mayor of the Dubbo Region Ben Shields has welcomed an election commitment of up to $20 million for a Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation facility for Dubbo by the Labor Party.
7 Mar 2019   Wellington to receive visit from Weekend Sunrise weatherman
Wellington will be promoted to a national audience on Saturday when Weekend Sunrise weatherman James Tobin will be in town to promote the region.
1 Mar 2019   Dubbo and Minokamo to mark 30 years as sister cities with special visit
Dubbo residents have a chance to be part of a special delegation that will travel to Minokamo to celebrate the 30th anniversary of a sister city relationship between the cities.
           

                     

 

 

MAYORAL APPOINTMENTS

A monthly calendar of the Mayoral Appointments.

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 Sep 2019

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