Mayor of Dubbo Region

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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 column

The Mayor's weekly column about issues, events and news in the region.

Mayor's Wellington Column 5 September 2018
When I was elected, I said how important it was that Wellington and the surrounding villages weren’t forgotten so I am thrilled to see so many big projects under way in Wellington.
Mayor's Column 5 September 2018
As we approach the one-year anniversary of the election of the first Dubbo Regional Council, despite the monumental challenges the amalgamation has delivered, I am pleased with the direction this Council has taken.
Mayor's Wellington Column 29 August 2018
It’s now getting close to two weeks since the community first found out about the decision to close Bellhaven Aged Care facility.
Mayor's Column 29 August 2018
Monday night’s ordinary meeting of Dubbo Regional Council allowed me to present one of the proudest achievements of my first year as mayor when I announced $10.1 million of savings.
Mayor's Column 21 August 2018
The current drought is having a horrific impact on farmers, local businesses and everyone in the wider region but occasionally there are bright moments that lift our spirits.


POSITION STATMENT - JOINT ORGANISATIONS

Dubbo Regional Council has determined not to participate in a proposed Joint Organisation (JO) due to the significant uncertainty surrounding the likely success and the potential financial burdens on the rate payer in entering and progressing in the JO.

More information (PDF 221.3KB)

MAYORAL APPOINTMENTS

A monthly calendar of the Mayoral Appointments.

September 2018 (PDF 105.5KB)

August 2018 (PDF 307.2KB)

July 2018 (PDF 305.3KB)

June 2018 (PDF 304.9KB)

May 2018 (PDF 298.9KB)

April 2018 (PDF 304.5KB)

March 2018 (PDF 136.5KB)

February 2018 (PDF 304.5KB)

January 2018  (PDF 211.5KB)

December 2017 (PDF 294.7KB)  

November 2017   (PDF 305.1KB)

October 2017 (PDF 305KB)

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Last Edited: 03 Oct 2018

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