Local Government Boundaries Commission

The Local Government Boundaries Commission is an independent statutory authority constituted under section 260 of the Local Government Act 1993 (the Act).

The Boundaries Commission has several functions under the Act.  In summary its main functions are:

  1. to examine and report on any matter referred to it by the Minister in relation to the boundaries of local government areas and the areas of operation of county councils; and
  2. where a matter (as described in (i) above) has been referred to the Chief Executive of the Office of Local Government for examination and report, to review that Report and provide comments to the Minister.

Commissioners

The Local Government Boundaries Commission is an independent statutory authority constituted under section 260 of the Local Government Act 1993 (the Act). The Commission’s four members are appointed by the Governor for a five-year term. They are:

  • Mr Bob Sendt (Chairman)
  • Councillor Rick Firman OAM
  • Councillor Lesley Furneaux-Cook
  • Mr Grant Gleeson

Of the four Commissioners, one (the Chairperson, Mr Bob Sendt) is nominated by the Minister for Local Government; one (Mr Grant Gleeson) is an officer of the Office of Local Government nominated by the Chief Executive; and two (Councillor Rick Firman OAM and Councillor Lesley Furneaux-Cook) are persons appointed from the panel constituted under section 262(1) of the Local Government Act 1993 (the members of this panel are nominated by Local Government NSW).

 

Public Inquiry into business case to De-Amalgamate Cootamundra Gundagai Regional Council 

Written Submissions

The Commission has now published public notices in a number of newspapers calling for written submissions from parties affected by the proposal. Written submissions on the business case should be forwarded to Local Government Boundaries Commission, Executive Officer, Locked Bag 3015, Nowra NSW 2541 or emailed to EO@lgbc.nsw.gov.au. Submissions must be lodged by COB on 6 May 2022.

 

The Commission held public hearings over the following sessions:

 

Venue 1: Cootamundra Ex-Services Club, 299 Parker Street, Cootamundra

Wednesday 27 April 2022

Session 1: 5:30pm – 7:00pm

Thursday 28 April 2022

Session 2: 9:30am – 12:00pm

Venue 2: Gundagai District Services Club, 254 Sheridan Street, Gundagai

Thursday 28 April 2022

Session 1: 4:30pm – 7:00pm

Friday 29 April 2022

Session 2: 9:30am – 12:00pm

 

 

Proposals