Council News from January 2022 Meeting

Published on 12 January 2022

The meeting was recorded and available for viewing on Council’s website

Business dealt with at the meeting included:

Council opened with Councillors Forrest, Lindner, Meyer, O’Neill, Quinn, Schilg and Wilton undertaking the oath of office, Councillors Hicks and Parker undertook the affirmation of office in front of Ken Scheuner, Justice of the Peace.  

Congratulations to all Councillor elected or re-elected at the December local government elections. Councillor Tony Quinn was elected Mayor with Councillor Annette Schilg elected Deputy Mayor for the period January 2022 to September 2023. Council takes this opportunity to thank our long-serving outgoing Mayor Heather Wilton and Deputy Mayor Doug Meyer OAM for their leadership during their tenure.

Council authorised the preparation of tender documents for the replacement of the 25 metre swimming pool and filtration works at the Jindera Swimming Pool Complex.

Council adopted the following meeting schedule for 2022, with all meetings to commence at 6pm. A public forum will immediately precede each meeting. 

Month Meeting Date Venue
January Tuesday 11  Council Chambers, Culcairn 
February (Extraordinary Meeting) Wednesday 2  Council Chambers, Culcairn 
February  Wednesday 16  Council Chambers, Culcairn 
March Wednesday 16  Community Meeting Room, Holbrook 
April  Wednesday 20  Community Meeting Room, Holbrook 
May  Wednesday 18 Community Meeting Room, Holbrook 
June  Wednesday 15  Community Meeting Room, Holbrook 
July  Wednesday 20  Community Meeting Room, Holbrook 
August  Wednesday 17  Community Meeting Room, Holbrook 
September Wednesday 21  Community Meeting Room, Holbrook 


The appointment of Council delegates to various internal and external committees were determined. 

Council approved that casual vacancies in the office of Councillors will be filled using the countback method in the first 18 months following the 2021 local government election.  

Council resolved to submit a motion to the Local Government Special Conference to defer the Infrastructure Contributions Bill until it can be clearly demonstrated that no Council will be worse off and it provides fairness and equity across the State of NSW.  

Council will become an affiliate member of the Companion Card NSW program. The NSW Companion Card program is for people with significant and permanent disability who have a lifelong need for a high level of care to participate in community events and activities. The Companion Card allows a person’s carer free entry into participating venues and events. For more information visit:  

Council has appointed Fuge Earthworks P/L for the Stage 1 – Browrigg Street Drainage at a cost of $167,534.20 (excl. GST) and for Stage 2 Gerogery Drainage Project at a cost of $334,355.40 (excl. GST). 

Meeting agendas and minutes are available for viewing at any time here on Council’s website

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