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

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.
           

                     

 

  

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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