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.

Dubbo Region Survived The Test Of Droughts, Fires And COVID In 2020
There was no doubt 2020 was tough for everyone but Dubbo exceeded all expectations for resilience and will start 2021 in a strong place.
CBD Rejuvenation Key to Dubbo's Strong Economy
Dubbo is meeting the challenge of keeping its main street relevant during the rise of internet shopping.
Dubbo Not Getting a Fair Go From Government When it Comes to a Bypass
The NSW Government is building or investigating 10 highway bypasses of major towns and cities but Dubbo isn't one of them.
Only Thing Worse Than a Pub With No Beer is a Hospital With No Doctors
Wellington is making progress and Council working hard but the state of health services in the town is a concern.
There's No Doubt, Dubbo Needs a Ring Road
There is a great lost opportunity for Dubbo with the state government’s insistence of building the $210 million River Street Bridge project.
  

 

Media Releases

19 Nov 2020   Mayor Backs Wellington Community Over Doctor Shortage
Dubbo Regional Council will write to key members of the NSW Government to outline community concerns about the state of health services for Wellington if a Mayoral Minute at Monday night’s November Ordinary meeting of Council is successful.
5 Nov 2020   Hospital Carpark a Great Result For Dubbo Says Mayor
Mayor of the Dubbo Region Ben Shields has welcomed confirmation from Member for Dubbo Dugald Saunders and NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard that Dubbo Hospital will receive 350 additional car parks.
4 Nov 2020   Dubbo's Newest Streets Officially Opened
Dubbo has officially opened its two newest streets with Keswick Estate’s Targa Avenue and Scope Circuit now accessible to the public.
14 Oct 2020   Pedestrian Access A Must For New Dubbo Bridge
Dubbo Region Councillor Greg Mohr said he hopes federal government involvement in the River Street Bridge will result in pedestrian access being included in the proposed project.
13 Aug 2020   Dubbo's New Premier Sporting Precinct Ready For Action
The newly redeveloped Victoria Park Sporting Precinct has been officially opened by Mayor of the Dubbo Region, Councillor Ben Shields and local member for Dubbo Dugald Saunders.
           

                     

 

  

Contact 

m: 0418 639 053

e: clrben.shields@dubbo.nsw.gov.au

e: mayor@dubbo.nsw.gov.au

Last Edited: 05 Jan 2021

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