Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council De-amalgamation

New Pathway Announced

On Tuesday 3 October 2023 the Minister for Local Government, the Hon Ron Hoenig MP, announced the NSW Government would support Cootamundra Gundagai Regional Council to return to its two former local government areas that had been in place prior to its formation in 2016, providing that the Minister may be satisfied that the two council areas formed will be sustainable and financially viable.

The Minister’s announcement noted that the existing process for the de-amalgamation of Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council under section 218CC of the Local Government Act would not proceed. Instead, the Minister announced a new pathway would be pursued empowering the council to take ownership of the de-amalgamation process which is possible under sections 204 and 212 of the Act.

For more information about the new pathway, please download the fact sheet below from the NSW Government.

  • Download the fact sheet here.
  • Download the Minister’s media release here.


Public Notice of Proposal

On 10 April 2024 the Minister for Local Government gave public notice of a council proposal to constitute two new local government areas, under section 204 of the Local Government Act, from the splitting of the Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council local government area.

Within the period of public notice, representations concerning the council proposal may be made to the Minister by a council or elector affected by the proposal. The Minister will consider all submissions prior to deciding whether to refer the proposal to the NSW Local Government Boundaries Commission.


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Further details about the proposal and process examining whether to split Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council into its two former local government areas will be provided when they are available.