About Council

The township of Brewarrina was first settled as early as the 1830's and the town was laid out in 1861 and proclaimed on 28th April 1863.

Council is responsible for looking after public facilities and providing community services across the Brewarrina Shire. This includes:

  • Strategic (town) planning
  • Construction and maintenance of local and regional roads, streets and bridges
  • Food and public health services
  • Waste management and recycling
  • Building and development control
  • Maintenance of parks, sporting fields, pools
  • Community facilities such as libraries and community centres
  • Pet registration and management
  • Tourism services
  • Promotion of economic development
  • Child care facilities
  • And much more.

Council is made up of:

The elected Council, which is made up of the Mayor and 8 Councillors. They are voted in by residents in Local Government elections each 4 years, to represent the interests of the community. 

The executive management team which is led by the General Manager, is responsible for the day to day operation and ensuring that the decisions of the elected Council are implemented.

Council staff and Councillors are required to abide by the Code of Conduct.

Council meets on the 4th Friday of every month.