Merger Proposals

Council’s submission to the ALTERNATIVE proposal for a full merger of Jerilderie Shire with Murrumbidgee Shire has been lodged.

Now it is business as usual after 3 months of almost complete concentration on the merger proposals.

We cannot express enough our thanks to our community for the way in which they have supported Council through this most challenging process. There were times when the community’s drive was remarkable, and inspired us to work even harder for the best outcome.

Thank you to Karen and Sadie for organising the submission writing workshops. These were a wonderful benefit to the community, and got everyone’s creative processes happening. Thank you to everyone who lodged submissions, attended and spoke at Public Inquiries (including a trip to Darlington Point on one occasion), closed their businesses in support of our community, organised and marched both in protest and then in support of our proposals, and the list goes on.

We are extremely grateful to the Councillors and staff for their support throughout this process, working tirelessly to ensure that we have done all possible to achieve the best outcome for our ratepayers and residents.

It is now a waiting game until the NSW Government makes an announcement as to the result of their deliberations and following consultation with Delegate Mr Tim Stubbs, commissioned to attend the Public Inquiries and report back to the Government on the submissions received. We anticipate a statement on the future of Jerilderie Shire Council will be made mid-year.

Council's Submission To Merge Jerilderie Shire Council With Murrumbidgee Shire Council

Please click the link below to view Council's Submission to Delegate Mr Tim Stubbs for Jerilderie Shire Council to merge with Murrumbidgee Shire Council.

Alternative Merger Proposal to be Considered by NSW Government

Jerilderie Shire Council has welcomed news from the NSW Government that it will now formally consider our Council’s ALTERNATIVE proposal for all of Jerilderie Shire to merge with Murrumbidgee Shire.

This is wonderful news for our community, and we believe this ALTERNATIVE proposal will create a stronger, more viable and lasting future for Jerilderie, Darlington Point and Coleambally. We assert that merging wholly with Murrumbidgee Shire shows increased scale and capacity, an absence of staff disruption, increased savings, and support for each of the three communities that will make up the new merged Council.

It is important that all members of our community have a say in the public process of analysis and examination of this ALTERNATIVE merger proposal. The community’s level of involvement needs to be repeated to ensure there is strong support for this new merger proposal. Please click the following link to view the ALTERNATIVE merger proposal.

Council will continue to update the website and facebook page with new information as it becomes available, so please continue to check these sites, or contact our staff on 03 5886 1200.

Murrumbidgee Shire Council - Merger Proposal Analysis

An independent financial analysis was commissioned for Murrumbidgee Shire Council and carried out by their former Acting General Manager, Mr Kerry McMurray....

Alternative Merger Proposal For Jerilderie and Murrumbidgee

At Council's January 2016 ordinary meeting, Tuesday 26, discussion took place regarding the feasibility of presenting to the Minister for Local Government, Paul Toole, MP, a merger proposal for the whole of Jerilderie Shire with Murrumbidgee Shire.

Public Inquiry For Alternative Merger Proposal

The Council Boundary Review has advertised a Public Inquiry in relation to the ALTERNATIVE proposal to merge all of Jerilderie Shire with Murrumbidgee Shire.

Merger Business Case - Jerilderie Shire and Murrumbidgee Shire Councils

As part of the State Government’s Fit for Future Program, Jerilderie Shire and Murrumbidgee Shire engaged SGS Economics and Planning to prepare a high level business case to demonstrate the likely merits of a merger in terms of strategic capacity, financial and non-financial impacts and risk.

Media Releases

All media releases relating to the alternative proposal for a full merger of Jerilderie and Murrumbidgee Shires can be found here.