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A R Bluett Memorial Award winners have been announced at this year’s Local Government NSW Annual Conference currently being held in Coffs Harbour from 19th – 21st October.  Cootamundra Shire Council has been chosen from 77 rural councils and 14 county councils as ‘the most progressive Council in the State’.

The Awards are split into two categories City & Regional Councils and Rural Councils.  The award is described as 'The greatest accolade a council can achieve'.

View Councils Award Winning Submission. HERE

Congratulations to the Mayor, Councillors, Executive and Staff of Cootamundra Shire Council and the Cootamundra Community on this prestigious win!

In focus this week


Cootamundra Shire Council has prepared a draft “Keeping of Animals Policy” which will apply to the whole of the Cootamundra Shire Local Government Area.

The Draft Policy aims:-

  1. To inform the community of the statutory restrictions and acceptable limits which apply to the keeping of certain animals for domestic purposes.

  2. To give guidance and advice to persons inquiring about keeping of animals for domestic purposes.

  3. To establish standards, acceptable to the community, for the keeping of animals.

  4. To publicly notify the circumstances that Council will consider in determining whether to serve an Order under Section 124 of the Local Government Act, 1993 to prohibit, restrict or in some other way, require things to be done regarding the keeping of animals.

  5. To identify which animals are prohibited within Cootamundra Shire and the circumstances in which such animals are prohibited.

    Exhibition Documents and Dates

    Copies of the public exhibition documents can be viewed on Council’s website at or at Council’s offices, corner Wallendoon and Parker Streets, Cootamundra from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday and at the Cootamundra Library, Wallendoon Street Cootamundra from 9.30am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday and from 9.30am to 12.00 noon on Saturday, commencing on Monday 20th October 2014 and concluding on Friday 21st November 2014. 

    Additional information can be obtained by contacting Council on (02) 6940 2100 during office hours from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday.


    Should you wish to make a submission on the draft “Keeping of Animals Policy”, you are required to do so in writing to Council by Friday 21st November 2014.

    Submissions may be:

    Delivered: Cootamundra Shire Council, corner Wallendoon and Cooper Streets Cootamundra

    Post: The General Manager, Cootamundra Shire Council, PO Box 420 Cootamundra. NSW 2590



    Ken Trethewey




Cootamundra Shire Council invites Expression of Interest for the management and operation of the kiosk located within the newly constructed Cootamundra Pool Amenities Complex under licence.

The licence is for a 12 month term, commencing November 2014.

Further information and a copy of the Expression of Interest for the Management and Operation of the Cootamundra Pool Kiosk Form is available from Council or by phoning Greg Ewings on 02 6940 2100.

Completed response forms will be accepted until 4.00pm 24th October 2014 and should be addressed to the General Manager, Cootamundra Shire Council, P.O. Box 420, Cootamundra NSW  2590 and marked “EOI Management and Operation of the Cootamundra Pool Kiosk”.

Information and Privacy Commission

Have your say on privacy issues!

The NSW Privacy Commissioner is seeking public input to assist in developing a report for NSW Parliament on the operation of the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998.

The survey relates to privacy issues that have concerned you over the last 12 months, and your opinions and experiences are invaluable in helping the Privacy Commissioner prepare the report, and better support the protection of personal information in NSW.

The survey should take no more 5-10 minutes to complete.

Open the survey here