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"The Cootamundra Development Corporation will enable Cootamundra to provide a focus and support for business and
communitygrowth 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 Shire Councillors who meet on a monthly basis.


The current Board are:

John Stephens - Chairman
Sue Robinson - Treasurer
Michael Van Baast - Director
Peter Charker - Director
Peter Nolan - Director
Craig Stewart - Council Representatives

 The CDC currently employs three staff:

Kate Collingridge, Office Assistant
Leonie McDermott, Office Assistant
Merrilyn Jackson, Financial Officer




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.

A fortnightly Business Segment is recorded by the CDC with Radio 2LF, keeping the local community up to date.

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.

Secretarial Services
The CDC's wide range of professional secretarial services assists local businesses and individuals with photocopying, laminating, binding, internet access etc. The CDC specialises in CV assistance offering, one-to-one help in the preparation of resumes and covering letters.

Calendar of Events
The CDC assists with the management the Calendar of Local Events for the Cootamundra Gundagai Shire Council, updating the calendar on the main street weekly, Maintenance of the Calendar involves liaising with the local community, media, Cootamundra Shire 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.

This year the CDC successfully reintroduced the Wattle Time Garden Fair to Cootamundra's Wattle Time calendar and has already commenced preparations for the 2014 Wattle Time Fair which will be held on Saturday, 30th August 2014.

Christmas Festivities:
The CDc organises the Annual Christmas Promotion including late night shopping, the shop locally draws 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
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CDC History

The Cootamundra Advancement Corporation was formed in the 1980's and in 1997 the then Cootamundra Advancement Corporation had a name change and became the Cootamundra Development Corporation (CDC).

The CDC was officially declared open by the late Mrs Beryl Ingold MBE, JP Riverina Regional Development Board Member and former Cootamundra Mayor Paul Braybrooks on Wednesday 19th February 1997.

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

Getting Here

 To view Bus and Train maps, timetables and more information, click the image below.

transport timetable

Cootamundra is conveniently located almost exactly half way between Melbourne and Sydney.

Driving from Sydney; simply get on to the M1 which becomes the M5 and keep following it south where it becomes the M31 (Hume Highway). Take the Jugiong exit (Riverside Dr, with a must see period style Pub with magnificent outdoor areas) and soon turn right onto Jugiong Rd, which then goes all the way to Cootamundra. Welcome to Cootamundra!

Driving from Melbourne; jump onto the Citylink and take the M2 exit (North), and then past the airport turn on to the Western Ring Rd (M80) heading north and next take the Hume Freeway (M31). Following the Hume Freeway to Gundagai and about 10 minutes past the Dog On The Tuckerbox, take the Muttama Rd exit all the way to Cootamundra. Great to see you here at Cootamundra!