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.

Wellington on its way to being a heart-safe town
I am very excited about a push going on in Wellington to get more automated external defibrillators (AEDs) installed around the town.
Dubbo's relationship with Minokamo is something special
Later this year, Dubbo will celebrate the 30th anniversary of our sister city partnership with the Japanese city of Minokamo.
Wellington has a win with St Mary's set to keep classes
The Wellington community got some great news last week when the Catholic Education Diocese of Bathurst announced St Mary’s Catholic School would continue to offer Kindergarten to Year 10 education.
Region set to move into level 2 water restrictions
At Monday night’s Ordinary Meeting of Council, my Mayoral Minute to move the Dubbo Region into level 2 water restrictions was endorsed by Council.
Progress on major projects at Wellington
It's an exciting time for Wellington residents with a number of projects underway and other work going on to improve the region.
  

 

Media Releases

9 Jun 2020   Police Success Highlights Government Inaction
With more than $500,000 seized by NSW Police Force that ultimately dismantled a complex drug syndicate in Wellington and Sydney, Mayor of the Dubbo Region Ben Shields is calling on monies seized under the proceeds of crime be re-directed by the NSW Government to tangible ‘on the ground’ crime prevention measures.
26 May 2020   Mayor Spearheads Plan To Bring NRL Match to Dubbo
Dubbo Regional Council will investigate the potential to host an NRL match in the next three years after a Mayoral Minute was unanimously endorsed at the May Ordinary meeting of Council on Monday night.
20 May 2020   Economic Recovery Taskforce to Help Lead Dubbo's Post-Pandemic Resurgence
Councillors will vote on the creation of a Regional Recovery Taskforce aimed at helping the region’s economy recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic at the May Ordinary Meeting of Council on Monday night.
19 May 2020   Stronger Communities Funding Helped Dubbo Region Through Merger Process
Mayor of the Dubbo Region Ben Shields said Dubbo has unfairly been criticised for grants received through the Stronger Communities fund to assist in the merger of Dubbo City and Wellington Shire Councils.
14 May 2020   Victoria Park Redevelopment Project Boosts Local Economy Through Pandemic Slowdown
Work on the $3.1 million Victoria Park redevelopment is progressing with the laying of a new field base, irrigation system and turf at No.1 Oval now complete.
           

                     

 

 

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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