GILGANDRA Shire Council is seeking feedback from its community before pleading its case to "stand alone".
Councillors will attend the Gilgandra Show on Tuesday and Wednesday to discuss the Fit for the Future reform process.
The NSW government commissioned a review in 2013 in a bid to strengthen local government.
It led to a recommendation in late 2014 that Gilgandra either become a rural council in a joint organisation of councils or merge with Coonamble Shire Council.
Gilgandra mayor Doug Batten has previously announced that the the shire council would seek to remain a "stand-alone rural council" and reject the proposed merger with the neighbouring shire council.
"In making this decision, councillors took into account the significant long-term strategic and financial planning undertaken over the past four years to ensure Gilgandra Shire Council's long-term financial sustainability and ability to continue to deliver the services expected of it by the local community," he said.
"We were also very mindful of retaining the unique local identity and social fabric of our community."
Cr Batten said a council that prepared a sound proposal showing it had both "appropriate scale and proposal" and a developed plan to improve its performance, would be considered "fit for the future".
Gilgandra Shire Council is currently circulating a community information brochure that explains the reform process.
Mayor Batten is encouraging residents to read the document and provide feedback.
"Council is encouraging residents to provide any comments or feedback on the Fit for the Future proposal in written format by Friday, May 29, so that their comments can be discussed prior to finalising and lodging the submission," he said.