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Section 355 Committees

What is a Section 355 Committee?

Under the Local Government Act 1993 Section 355 Council is able to delegate some of its functions to a committee of Council. Council uses this delegation and appoints community people to manage its facilities or functions through a committee or board of management.

Community involvement in managing community facilities provides better outcomes for locals whilst engaging and including local people, both new and existing residents, and providing an opportunity to participate in local community life.

The committees provide a mechanism by which interested persons can have an active role in the provision/ management of Council facilities or services. This provides a two fold benefit by giving protection to the committee operating under the banner of Council, and by providing Council with assistance in the carrying out of its functions. Memberships consist of a Councillor and community representatives.

A current list of Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council’s Section 355 Committees and their charters is listed below.

Committee Charter
Cootamundra Beach Volleyball Festival Section 355 Committee Undertake the organisation and operation of the annual Cootamundra Beach Volleyball Festival and all associated events.
Cootamundra Concert Band      Section 355 Committee Undertake the management and operation of the Cootamundra Concert Band.
Cootamundra Showground Users Section 355 Committee Undertake the care, control and management of the Cootamundra Showground.
Cootamundra Creative Arts and Cultural Centre Section 355 Committee Undertake the care, control and management of the Cootamundra Creative Arts and Cultural Centre.

Undertake fundraising activities on behalf of Council, as Trustee of the Cootamundra Arts Trust, for the purpose of:

1.      attracting and encouraging donations, gifts (by will or otherwise) endowments, trust distributions and other forms of financial assistance to or for the benefit of the Trust; and

2.      sponsoring, organising and undertaking fund raising activities and arranging for the issue of appeals to the public for donations to the Trust.

Cootamundra Heritage Centre  Section 355 Committee Undertake the care, control and management of the Cootamundra Heritage Centre.
Muttama Creek Regeneration     Group Section 355 Committee Undertake the care, control and management of the Muttama Creek regeneration works.
Muttama Hall Section 355    Committee Undertake the care, control and management of the Muttama Hall.
Stockinbingal Hall Section 355 Committee Undertake the care, control and management of the Stockinbingal Hall.
Wallendbeen Hall Section 355 Committee Undertake the care, control and management of the Wallendbeen Hall.

Resources for Section 355 Committees

Section 355 Committees Management Manual

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