Extraordinary Council Meeting


Council Chambers, Gundagai


5.00PM, Tuesday 19th March, 2024


Administration Centres:  1300 459 689



Extraordinary Council Meeting Minutes

19 March 2024


MINUTES OF Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council
Extraordinary Council Meeting
Council Chambers, Gundagai
Tuesday, 19 March 2024 AT 5.00PM


PRESENT:                 Cr Charlie Sheahan (Mayor), Cr Gil Kelly (Deputy Mayor),
Cr Leigh Bowden (Audio/Visual Link), Cr Les Boyd, Cr Logan Collins (Audio/Visual Link), Cr Trevor Glover, Cr David Graham, Cr Abb McAlister, Cr Penny Nicholson

IN ATTENDANCE:     Steve McGrath (Interim General Manager), Zac Mahon (Manager Finance) Linda Wiles (Manager Business) (Audio/Visual Link), Thomas Hogg (Acting Manager Engineering Gundagai), Greg Ewings (Acting Manager Regional Services Gundagai), and Peter Tegart (Always Thinking consultant) (Audio/Visual Link)

1            Acknowledgement of Country

The Chairperson acknowledged the Wiradjuri people who are the Traditional Custodians of the Land at which the meeting was held and paid his respects to Elders, both past and present, of the Wiradjuri Nation and extended that respect to other Aboriginal people who were present.

2            Open Forum

Open Forum was not conducted.

3            Apologies and Leave of Absenc

3.1         Apologies


3.2         Leave of Absence


4            Disclosures of Interest



Resolution  049/2024  

Moved:       Cr Trevor Glover

Seconded:   Cr Gil Kelly

A motion was moved that Council go into Committee-of-the-Whole.






Resolution  050/2024  

Moved:       Cr David Graham

Seconded:   Cr Penny Nicholson

A motion was moved that Council go into Open Council.



5            General Manager’s Report

5.1         General Manager Office

5.1.1      Proposed Demerger - Draft Detailed Transition Plan and Financial Sustainability Plan

Resolution  051/2024  

Moved:       Cr David Graham

Seconded:   Cr Trevor Glover

That Council:

1.    Formally adopt the Detailed Transition Plan and Financial Sustainability Plan to support the demerger of Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council, and the formation of Cootamundra Council and Gundagai Council;

2.    Lodge the Detailed Transition Plan and Financial Sustainability Plan with the Minister for Local Government, seeking referral of the Plans to the Local Government Boundaries Commission to formalise a review and determination in accordance with s204 and s212 of the Local Government Act 1993;

3.    Develop and deliver a communications plan designed to inform the community of Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council in regard to the adopted Plans mentioned in 1. above, noting that this will occur in parallel with the LGBC and Minister’s deliberations.



The Meeting closed at 6:45pm.

The minutes of this meeting were confirmed at the Council Meeting held on 23 April 2024.