PROPOSAL TO SPLIT / MERGE JERILDERIE SHIRE COUNCIL

The State Government has released the details of how to have your say about its proposal to carve up the Jerilderie Shire Council Local Government area, meaning Jerilderie Shire Council will no longer exist.

The State Government proposal joins the northern half of the Jerilderie Shire with Murrumbidgee Shire Council, merging the southern half with Berrigan Shire Council.

Jerilderie Shire Council has lodged submissions for both split - merger proposals. 

Jerilderie (part) merger with Murrumbidgee Shire Council

Jerilderie (part) merger with Berrigan Shire Council

Protest March Against Merger Proposals

It was great to see so many people attend the Public Enquiry Meeting on Wednesday 10th February about the proposed merger of part of Jerilderie Shire with Berrigan Shire. A large number of people marched from the Shire Office to the Sports Club to protest the proposal.

Community Workshops to Assist with Proposal Submissions

Workshops have been set up to assist with proposal submissions. These workshops are for everyone and will be run by local residents to give information and to assist with filling in a submission whether it be online or by mail.

Supporting Information for Submissions

We have been asked by members of our community what points they should raise when making a submission on the proposed amalgamations of Jerilderie Shire with Murrumbidgee and Berrigan Shires. Below is a list of impacts that will affect our community if these proposed amalgamations go ahead.

Full 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.

Media Release - information sessions in Darlington Point & Coleambally

Jerilderie Shire Council outlines alternative merger proposal at information sessions in Darlington Point & Coleamball....

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. The Merger Business Case for Jerilderie Shire and Murrumbidgee Shire Councils Final Report produced by SGS can be downloaded here.