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Cootamundra is a thriving, lively Shire set within a natural environment.  It is a community with a heart based on its country values, its sense of belonging, its spirit and the warmth and friendliness of its people. Cootamundra Shire, consisting of Cootamundra and the villages of Stockinbingal and Wallendbeen, has a combined population of around 7,500 people who have chosen to live here because of the community spirit, the affordable lifestyle, the natural setting, the different choices of rural, residential, village or town living, the retail, health, education and cultural services, the prosperous economy and easy access to Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne, the mountains, the outback and the coast.

Come and experience life the way it is meant to be lived. Come to Coota.

In focus this week


Residents of Cootamundra, Wallendbeen and Stockinbingal are advised that Council will be undertaking the green waste kerbside collection from

9th May to 13th May 2016

Green waste is to be placed neatly stacked, without obstruction to pedestrians, in front of your residence (not laneways) the week starting Sunday 8th May 2016 and will be collected on the same day as your normal garbage service for this week only. (If your green waste has not been collected on your garbage day, please leave it kerbside as it will be collected by council staff by the end of the week)

All loose waste must be secured with string or placed in cardboard boxes.

Plastic bags are not to be utilised and will not be collected.

The following items are not eligible and WILL NOT be collected

  • Waste items longer than 2 metres

  • Waste that requires more than two people to be picked up (e.g. over 50 kg)

  • Normal household waste items eg bottles, cardboard, paper, aluminium and steel cans, cardboard

  • Trade, commercial, industrial or shop waste of any kind including building waste

  • Rocks, soil, asbestos, barb wire, plate glass or builders waste

  • Home renovation timber waste

  • Motor vehicle chassis or parts

  • Any large vehicle or machinery parts including tyres

  • Poisons, oils, pesticides or other chemical, liquid waste, inflammable materials, paints and gas cylinders



    For further information contact Janelle Chapman, on 02 6940 2117


Notice is hereby given that the water supply

will be interrupted between
8.00am and 4:00pm.
Mains flushing will continue throughout Cootamundra town streets over the next week.

Flushing is continuing in the Warren sub area as well as Dickson Street, Hemet Cres and Dillon Avenue.

Crews will also be working from the Yass Road area including all streets up to the Airport.

While this work is carried out, low water pressures and turbidity may be experienced in other areas of the township.

These interruptions are essential to enable Council to carry out these works and it is advisable, when the water is turned back on, to run a tap to clear internal pipes prior to doing any washing.

Any inconvenience to consumers is regretted.

COOTAMUNDRA MERGER ANNOUNCEMENT                                     23 December 2015

 After meeting with his councillors to discuss the surprise announcement of a merger of Cootamundra and Gundagai made last Friday, Mayor Jim Slattery said, "Councillors were both disappointed and surprised that the majority opinion of the residents of Cootamundra and Harden, and the work undertaken by Council, has been completely disregarded by the Premier and the Minister. It certainly appears that the government had a plan for Harden from the outset, and it is particularly disappointing that no politician or bureaucrat informed Council that it was wasting its time and effort pursuing a voluntary merger that had the support of the community."

Cr Slattery indicated that Council still considered that the best long term future for Cootamundra was to merge and create additional capacity, and that if the government ultimately decides that Cootamundra will be merged with Gundagai rather than Harden, then Council will do everything in its power to make that merger work for the benefit of all residents. "Councils are created to serve their people and if the government forces a merge with Gundagai that service obligation continues for both councils."

Cr Slattery also commented on rumours that have been spreading that Council had spent $200,000 on the Harden merger proposal, and said, "this is simply not correct. Councillors, staff and the community invested time and effort, particularly the staff, but Council spent less than $10,000 in actual cash on the proposal."

Whilst it appears that the deals have been done and the decisions have been made already by the government, Cootamundra councillors hope to meet with Harden councillors early in the new year to formulate a joint response expressing to the government and the Boundaries Commission their disappointment with the process and outcome of their efforts.

Cootamundra Shire Council

PO Box 420

Cootamundra 2590



Everything you ever wanted to know about composting.

Council is hosting FREE Compost Doctor workshops with local gardening expert, Kerry Geale.

Topics include:

  • How do I start composting?
  • Types of compost bins / facilities available
  • Why compost?
  • Solving compost problems and troubleshooting
  • Tips for a healthy compost
  • When is compost ready to use?
  • Seasonal schedule for composting
  • Location of compost bins
  • Q&A session
  • lncludes practical demonstrations of compost and equipment.




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Did you know that Southern Phone gave $25,000 to our Community in 2014 through its Community Grants Scheme? Find out more....
Southern Phone Grant Scheme 2015