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"The Cootamundra Development Corporation will enable Cootamundra to provide a focus and support for business and
community growth within the Cootamundra and Gundagai Shire."

The Cootamundra Development Corporation's (CDC) current role is to assist with providing information, support and
promotion to all residents, proprietors and employees both in business management and community activity.


The CDC is governed by a Board of Directors who comprise of local business representatives and Cootamundra Gundagai Regional  Council representatives  who meet on a monthly basis.


 The Current Board are: The CDC Currently Employs 3 Staff Members:  
Janet McAtear  - Chairman  Leah Sutherland - Office Manager 
Jo Tomkies - Secretary/Treasurer Leonie McDermott - Office Assistant
Carley Gartside - Director Debbie Taylor - Office Assistant
John Stephens - Director  
Chris Ryan - Director  
Ossie Campbell - Director  

Craig Stewart  - CGRC rep

Leigh Bowden - CRGC rep 




Business Assistance
The CDC utilises its wide range of business contacts on a referral basis to assist with all confidential business enquiries starting a new business to current business owners and employees wanting to build their knowledge to assist in the growing of their business.

The CDC works closely with the Riverina Business Enterprise Centre (BEC) and the NSW Fair Trading providing office space where required for use as part of their outreach programs.

Seminars and Workshops
Seminars and workshops organised by the CDC are done so as to assist local businesses and organisations and all topics chosen have been requested by local businesses..

Calendar of Events
The CDC assists with the management of the Calendar of Local Events for the Cootamundra Gundagai Regional Council. Maintenance of the Calendar involves liaising with the local community, media, Cootamundra Gundagai Regional Council, Visitor Information Centre and local businesses.

Community Promotion
A weekly radio segment "Through the Streets of Cootamundra" is recorded with Radio 2LF promoting upcoming events, monthly meetings and general happenings within the local community.


Community List
The CDC encourages local service, community and sporting groups to make use of Cootamundra's Community List by contacting them after their Annual General Meetings to advise them of the current contact details to ensure the most up to date information is available on the Community List.

Cootamundra Business Awards
Organisation of the Annual Business Awards Dinner is carried out by the CDC who also prepares the forms for residents to nominate local businesses, organisations or individuals they feel qualify for recognition in the community.

Wattle Time
The CDC works closely with the Cootamundra Shire Council in the organisation of the annual Wattle Time Festivities in particular with the organising of the annual Street Parade and bringing the local community together to celebrate our iconic 'Cootamundra Wattle' just one of the things our town is most famous for.

Christmas Festivities:
The CDC organises the Annual Christmas Promotion including Late Night Shopping, Shop Local Draw and the Annual Community Christmas Party.



The CDC is funded by:

The Cootamundra Gundagai Regional Council
Department of Human Services for hosting of the Cootamundra Agency
Local businesses through CDC Membership



The CDC is located at 169a Parker Street, Cootamundra NSW 2590
Ph: (02) 6942 1400
Fax: (02) 6942 4258
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The CDC is open from 9.30am to 2:30pm on Monday to Friday.  



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