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.

Drug Rehab Centre funding a boost for Dubbo Region
I couldn’t be more pleased with last week’s announcement that Dubbo has secured $3 million in federal funding to go towards a drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility.
St Mary's closing classes would be bad for Wellington
Last week I attended a concerning meeting at St Mary’s Catholic School, Wellington, to discuss the future of the school and the possibility of class closures.
National crisis presents great opportunity for Dubbo Region
China’s National Sword policy is certainly a crisis that has yet to get mainstream national attention. But I can assure people that the issue is huge and will certainly become a major political issue that needs to be sorted out.
Change coming for tip users in former Wellington Council area
A hot topic for anyone who has to take their rubbish to a waste transfer system around the Dubbo Region is the plan to restrict the opening hours of a number of tips in the coming months.
Dubbo residents urged to think before they vote in NSW Election
As Dubbo residents head to the polls this weekend, I thought I would use this opportunity to reflect on the state of play that our city and region is in politically.
  

 

Media Releases

27 Aug 2019   New air services to link regional NSW to Dubbo welcomed
Dubbo City Regional Airport is extending its reach even further, with the re-introduction of passenger air services to Cobar, Bourke, Walgett and Lightning Ridge.
21 Aug 2019   Independent report into Apex Oval ordered
Mayor of the Dubbo Region Ben Shields has requested the decision regarding the relocation of finals at Apex Oval in the coming months to be determined by Councillors at the next Ordinary Council meeting, on Monday 26 August 2019.
1 Aug 2019   Village Street Sealing Program continues in Wongarbon
Wongarbon residents will soon benefit from an improved road system with Dubbo Regional Council carrying out sealing works at Bundemar Street, Wongarbon.
26 Jul 2019   Beautification of entrance to Wellington underway
Work has begun to improve the appearance of the northern entrance to Wellington, with the clearing of unsightly debris from the side of the Mitchell Highway.
21 Jun 2019   NSW Budget supports our positive regional momentum
Dubbo Regional Council Mayor, Councillor Ben Shields, has welcomed the 2019-20 Budget released earlier this week by NSW Treasurer Dominic Perrottet.
           

                     

 

 

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: 06 Sep 2019

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