Boundaries CommissionThe Local Government Boundaries Commission is an independent statutory authority constituted under section 260 of the Local Government Act 1993. It has the function of examining and reporting on any matter referred to it by the Minister for Local Government regarding the boundaries of local government areas and the areas of operation of county councils. Section 263(3) specifies factors which the Boundaries Commission must have regard to when considering amalgamation proposals.
MembershipThe Commission is appointed by the Governor, and has four members. Of the Commissioners, one (the Chairperson) is nominated by the Minister for Local Government; one is an officer of the Division of Local Government nominated by the Director General; and two are persons appointed from the panel constituted under section 262(1) of the Local Government Act (the members of this panel are nominated by the Local Government and Shires Associations of NSW).
In exercising its functions under section 263(2) of the Act, the Boundaries Commission must hold an inquiry in relation to an amalgamation proposal.
Boundaries Commission Current MembershipChair: Mr Ian Dickson
Member: Clr Leo Kelly OAM
Member: Clr Phyllis Miller OAM
Divisional Member: Michelle Squire
Telephone: +61 (0)2 9289 4000
Fax: +61 (0)2 9289 4099
Postal AddressPO Box R1772
NSW 1225 Australia