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Residents across the Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council (CGRC), region are invited to listen to a series of video presentations from Professor Joseph Drew.
Dr Drew is Associate Professor of Public Policy and Local Government in the Institute for Public Policy and Governance at the University of Technology Sydney. His research interests focus on expenditure and revenue structures for local government, performance measurement and corporate governance. He has consulted with numerous Victorian, Tasmanian, Queensland, South Australian, Western Australian and New South Wales councils on municipal reform, accounting, finance and economic matters.
The short five minute video presentations explain various important concepts of the Boundaries Commission inquiry into a possible de-amalgamation, rates harmonisation and the harmonisation of fees and charges relating to waste, water and sewer, costs associated with de-amalgamation.
Council is committed to ensuring ratepayers have access to information, and is transparent in the presenting of information to the community.
CGRC mayor Cr Abb McAlister urged all members of the community view the videos.
“These video presentations by Dr Drew, are short, informative and presented in plain language, they give us all an insight into how Dr Drew has come up with his findings. I encourage all to get on line and take a look,” Cr McAlister said.
The videos can be viewed by visiting the CGRC website and following the link
Community members are also invited to attend a Community Forum, presented by Professor Joseph Drew, to discuss the process of the Boundaries Commission Inquiry. The forums will address public misconception and outline the process of the Inquiry.

The forums will be held on Monday 9 March 2020, Stephen Ward Rooms in Cootamundra commencing 6.30pm and on Tuesday 10 March 2020, at the Gundagai District Services Club, Gundagai commencing 6.30pm.