262 How is a panel to be constituted for the purposes of
making an appointment as a commissioner?
(1) There is to be a panel consisting of 8 persons, 4 of whom are
councillors nominated by the executive of the Local Government Association of
New South Wales and 4 of whom are councillors nominated by the executive of
the Shires Association of New South Wales.
(2) The nomination of members of the panel must be made in the manner
determined by the Minister. A person must not be nominated as a member of the
panel unless he or she has consented in writing to be
(3) If an insufficient number of nominations have been made to the
panel to enable the Governor to appoint a commissioner or commissioners in
accordance with this Part, the Governor may appoint a person to be a
commissioner on the recommendation of the Minister.