The decision to call a climate emergency in Wagga has prompted discussions of a similar imposition in Junee.
Lockhart Shire Council and Wagga City Council have both taken recent steps to combat the global phenomena.
Most recently, on Monday night, Wagga councillors narrowly voted to declare an urgent state of emergency in the city.
Asked on whether Wagga's outcome may form a precedent for neighbouring towns and regions, acting mayor of Junee Matt Austin indicated his expectation that at least it will present a talking point.
Whether a similar decision would be made by Junee Shire's councillors, Cr Austin said, would depend on the public's leading.
"Given my perspective, council brings forward the issues that matter to the community," said acting-mayor Matt Austin.
"Environmental issues are important, so if the people brought it forward, we'd look into it.
"Wagga Council has acted in the way councils should be acting, by discussing the issues that matter to the community and voting for what's best for that community."
Given the town's agricultural propensity, Cr Austin agreed the effect of climate change may be more acutely experienced by Junee's more rural fringes.
"I certainly applaud anything that brings forward environmental impacts and I support working for the betterment of the environment," he said.
"Our rural sides do see its impact perhaps more than the bigger cities."
During Monday night's discussions in Wagga, Cr Paul Funnell expressed his opinion that the role of a council is to be separated from interaction with global phenomena.
Combating the idea, Junee's Cr Austin observed the town's distinct interaction with local politicians.
Smaller towns have greater scope to engage with their representation.
"Council is the level of government that is closest to the people," he said.
"We respond to the immediate issues that concern the residents of our town."
The decision was criticised by some in Wagga council as an unnecessary lip-service, incapable of rendering real change.
But Cr Austin recognised the declaration as a symbolic gesture towards future generations.
"Some might say [climate change] is not directly a council matter, it's not something we can control, but making a decision on it will inform other decisions in the future," Cr Austin said.
"We may not be able to do something immediately and see the changes straight away, but it will inform decisions in the future."