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

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.
6 Jun 2019   Mayor welcomes St Mary's Catholic School review outcome
Mayor of the Dubbo Region Ben Shields has welcomed news that St Mary’s Catholic School at Wellington will continue to offer education from Kindergarten through to Year 10.
31 May 2019   Switch to LED street lighting to make big savings
Dubbo will have whiter and more reliable street lights and make significant long-term financial savings after Council endorsed a Mayoral Minute to convert to smart-enabled LED lighting.
31 May 2019   Level 2 water restrictions commence tomorrow for the Dubbo Region
Level 2 water restrictions across the local government area will be in effect as of Saturday 1 June 2019 as a proactive response to the ongoing drought.
29 May 2019   Road to be named in honour of sister city partnership
Mayor of the Dubbo Region Ben Shields has announced a private road in the city will be named “Minokamo Way” to mark the 30th anniversary of the sister city partnership between Dubbo and Minokamo.
           

                     

 

 

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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