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Council recognises that community input is vital in order for proposals and projects to respond effectively to local needs and to succeed.

Council obtains this community input by placing plans and proposals on Public Exhibition and inviting community feedback. This process ensures that local residents, organisations and other stakeholders are informed about what is happening in the area and can have their say on the areas future.

To make your submission to Council, please to do so in writing to Council by the advertised submission date. Submissions may be:

  •  Delivered to Council’s Offices in Cootamundra or Gundagai.
  • Posted to:

    Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council

    PO Box 420

    Cootamundra NSW 2590

  • Emailed to If you choose to email your submission, please phone us if you do not receive any acknowledgement, in order to confirm that the email was received.



Villages Strategy

The Draft Coolac and Wallendbeen Strategies are now on exhibition for the community to make comment on. Until the 5th of January 2018, Council encourages the community to take a look at the strategies which can be viewed on Council’s website, in either office or library. It is hoped that through exhibition, Council receives confirmation that the strategies accurately reflect the communities aspirations, that projects are realistic and that any deficiencies or opportunities not covered in the draft strategies have the chance to be raised.

In conjunction with the exhibition of these strategies a photo competition is being run. Budding photographers are encouraged to capture and enter images which capture the essence of the villages of Coolac and Wallendbeen. A winning photo from each village will take home $100 and that photo will be the cover image for the final strategy. A grand prize of a family photo package or mentor session with Forever Rose Photography will be awarded to an overall winning photo from all six villages. A number of other noted photos will receive judge’s prizes such as pool vouchers. Photos can be entered online by emailing and must be accompanied by a signed Villages Photography Competition entry form available on the CGRC website.

Wallendbeen Village Strategy – Draft for Exhibition

Coolac Village Strategy – Draft for Exhibition

Villages Photography Competition Entry Form


Recently Closed Documents



The business of the Council meeting to be held on Tuesday 28 November will include the presentation of the audited financial statements and the auditors reports for the year ended 30 June 2017. Council’s auditor, Mr Chris Clayton of the NSW Audit Office, and their contract agent, Mr John O’Malley of Intentus Chartered Accountants, will be in attendance.

A summary of the Financial Statements is provided below: 2017
Income Statement
Total income from continuing operations               48,635
Total expenses from continuing operations               43,578
Operating result from continuing operations                 5,057
Net operating result for the period                 5,057
Net result for the period (after net assets transferred from former councils)             405,345
Net operating result before grants and contributions provided for capital purposes               (4,882)
Statement of Financial Position
Total current assets               45,693
Total current liabilities                (5,810)
Total non-current assets             370,449
Total non-current liabilities                (3,320)
Total equity             407,012
Other financial information
Unrestricted current ratio (times) 8.46x
Operating performance ratio (%) 4.71%
Debt service cover ratio (times) 19.62x
Rates and annual charges outstanding ratio (%) 4.04%
Infrastructure renewals ratio (%) 60.03%
Own source operating revenue ratio (%) 44.77%
Cash expense cover ratio (months) 16.35 mths

Copies of the financial reports are available for inspection at the Council Offices at Wallendoon St, Cootamundra and Sheridan Street, Gundagai. The report can also be viewed on Council’s website

In accordance with Section 420 of the Local Government Act 1993, any person may make a written submission to Council with respect to the financial reports and auditor’s reports. Submissions close at 5pm Monday 20th November 2017. Ms Kate Monaghan, Director Corporate Services is the contact person for any enquiries.


The following policy is on Public Exhibition, and Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council is inviting feedback from ratepayers and residents.

All documents are available for review on Council’s website and at Council’s offices, 81 Wallendoon Street, Cootamundra and 255 Sheridan Street, Gundagai. Please contact the Council offices with any questions or for more information.

In accordance with Section 361 of the Local Government Act 1993 Council has prepared and gives notice of its public exhibition.  Submissions on the Draft Code are invited to be received by Friday 10 November 2017.

CGRC Code of Meeting Practice



Council has prepared a Planning Proposal to amend the Cootamundra Local Environmental Plan 2013 (Draft Amendment No 6). The aim of the Planning Proposal is to amend Schedule 1 of the Cootamundra Local Environmental Plan 2013 to allow two additional permitted uses being a ‘service station’ and a ‘liquid fuel depot’ on land zoned SP2 on Hovell Street, Cootamundra.

The Planning Proposal will be on public exhibition at Council’s Offices, 81 Wallendoon Street, Cootamundra and 255 Sheridan Street, Gundagai and on Council’s website at from Friday 6 October until Friday 3 November 2017.

The Minister for Planning has issued an authorisation to exercise the functions of the Minister under Section 59 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, 1979, to Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council, dated 19 May 2017, in the making of this plan. Submissions on the Planning Proposal and draft amendment to the Cootamundra Local Environmental Plan 2013 are required to be made in writing and received at Council by 5:00pm on Friday 3 November 2017.

Submissions may be: Delivered to either Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council offices, posted to The General Manager, Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council, PO Box 420 Cootamundra NSW 2590 or emailed to Further information can be obtained by contacting Council’s Development and Building Services Department on (02) 6940 2100.

Traffic Impact Assessment

Planning Proposal Revised

Heritage Impact Statement



Due to public interest in the Development application for a Highway Service Centre located at Coolac the submission period has been extended an additional 14 days and will close at 5pm Thursday 14th September 2017. Applications and associated plans are available for download from

Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council has received the following application to carry out ‘development’ under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, 1979. DA267/2017, Highway Service Centre and Two Lot Subdivision, 518 Coolac Road, COOLAC NSW 2727, Lots 100, 101 & 102 DP1065752.

Applicant: Allspec & Partners. Name of Consent Authority: Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council. The subject application and accompanying documentation, may be inspected at the following addresses by appointment until the closure of exhibition.

Submission Period: Submissions will be received until 5pm, Thursday, September 14, 2017.

Where: CGRC Gundagai Office, 255 Sheridan Street, GUNDAGAI or CGRC Cootamundra Office 81 Wallendoon Street, COOTAMUNDRA

When: By appointment between 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday (except Public Holidays)

Any person seeking to make a submission in relation to the abovementioned development should address all correspondence to the Consent Authority to be received prior to 5pm on the final day of the exhibition period. If any submission is made by way of objection, the grounds of objection must be specified in the submission. Persons lodging submissions are required to declare political donations (including donations of more than $1,000) made in the previous two years. Persons making written submissions regarding the above development are advised that any submission received within the submission period will be subject to the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 and the Privacy and Personal Information protection Act (PIPPA) and may be attached to the final report, in its entirety or in part, to Council unless explicitly requested by the person making the submission that they do not wish this to occur. Enquiries: Further details relating to the matter can be obtained by contacting the Council’s Development Team.



Saleyards Agents Fee

Council resolved at its meeting held on 31 July 2017 to amend the Saleyards Agents Fees at the Cootamundra Saleyards and to advertise the proposed amendment for a period of 28 days.

It is proposed that the current annual fee of $10,300 be removed, and that an additional fee of $0.10 per head of sheep be charged on sale.

Council is seeking feedback on this proposal.

Submissions should be addressed to the General Manager, Cootamundra-Gundagi Regqaional Council, PO Box 420, Cootamundra or via email to and received by Tuesday 5 September 2017.

Saleyards Fee Proposal



Gundagai Adventure Playground

Substantial funding has been approved for the construction of an exciting adventure playground for Gundagai under the Stronger Communities Fund.

The normal process of preparing a development application for the project will commence as soon as a site is determined.

Council would welcome feedback as to whether the subject playground should be constructed in Carberry Park or on Land located south of Morley’s Creek on the western side of Yarri Park.

Feedback should be addressed to the General Manager, Cootamundra-Gundagi Regional Council, PO Box 420, Cootamundra or via email to and received by Friday 25 August 2017.


Stronger Communities Fund

Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council (CGRC) was provided $10 million from the State Government to kick-start the delivery of priority infrastructure and services for the local community, following the merger of the former Councils in 2016.

This Stronger Communities Fund (SCF) consists of two programs:

Community Grant Program, allocating up to $1 million in grants of up to $50,000 to incorporated not-for-profit community groups, for projects that build more vibrant, sustainable and inclusive local communities.

  1. Major Projects Program, allocating $9 million funding to larger scale priority infrastructure and services projects that deliver long term economic and social benefits to communities.


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Operational Planning

The Delivery Program is designed as the single point of reference for all activities undertaken by the Council during its term of office. The Delivery Program details the activities the Council will undertake to achieve the objectives of the Community Strategic Plan over the four year term of the Council.

The Operational Plan is a sub‐plan of the Delivery Program which directly addresses the actions outlined in the Delivery Program and identifies projects, programs and activities that Council will be undertaking within the next financial year and is supported by a detailed budget, as well as a Revenue Policy & Council’s Fees and Charges.

Council prepares Progress Reports every six months, to keep track of activities being delivered within the planned timeframes and budgets.


Do you have questions regarding the Operational Plan? Download our FAQ for more information.




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