Public Inquiry


On, Thursday 14 July 2022, the Minister for Local Government, The Hon Wendy Tuckerman, announced that she accepts the report's key recommendation that all Civic offices at Wingecarribee Shire Council should be declared vacant, and has advised the Council.

Council Administrator, Mr Viv May will remain at Wingecarribee Shire Council until the local government election in September 2024.

Click here for the press release issued by the Minister 

Click here to view the NSW Government Gazette No 314 of 14 July 2022(PDF, 92KB)

On 1 September 2021 the Minister for Local Government, the Honourable Shelley Hancock MP, announced that Mr Ross Glover had been appointed as Commissioner to hold a public inquiry into Wingecarribee Shire Council and to suspend the Council for a period no later than 30 days after the report of the public inquiry is provided. The Minister has appointed Mr Viv May PSM as Interim Administrator for the period during which Council is suspended. 

The Public Inquiry will provide an opportunity for a public, detailed examination of the issues that have confronted Council. 

Letter to the Interim Administrator from the Office of the Hon. Shelley Hancock MP Ref A787671(PDF, 344KB)

Letter to the General Manager from the Office of the Hon. Shelley Hancock MP Ref A787671(PDF, 355KB)

Shelley Hancock Media Release - Public Inquiry into Wingecarribee Shire Council(PDF, 153KB)

Statement by the Interim Administrator Regarding the Public Inquiry(PDF, 176KB)

To view the full Notice of Public Hearings please see below document:

Notice of Public Hearings(PDF, 80KB)

General Practice Direction for Public Hearings(PDF, 220KB)

Any enquiries concerning the hearings should be directed to the Officer Assisting the Inquiry at

Proactive Release of Information 

Council has determined to proactively release key information provided to the Public Inquiry. Those documents will be provided here. 

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Wingecarribee Shire Council proactive release of information - Proactive Release of Information - Public Inquiry

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