Joint Organisations: Emerging Directions for Regional Collaboration

The Office of Local Government (OLG) is proposing a new legislative model for Joint Organisations in regional and rural NSW. On Friday September 11th LGNSW worked in collaboration with the OLG to offer this workshop which explored emerging directions for regional collaboration. The workshop included presentations from the OLG, pilot Joint Organisations and experienced regional Local Government practitioners, and are available for download on this webpage.

The OLG’s Joint Organisations – Emerging Directions paper seeks councils’ views on their proposed model for establishing Joint Organisations (JOs). LGNSW recommends that all councils in regional and rural areas are well informed about the content of this paper, and consider how any impacts or benefits of the new regime could be included into their submissions.

Councils are now encouraged to further consider the Emerging Directions Paper and formalise their comments into a submission to OLG. LGNSW will also be providing input on behalf of our members.

Joint Organisations: Emerging Directions for Regional Collaboration Agenda (PDF, 121KB).


Key Issues in Regional Collaboration

Alex Gooding - Associate, ACELG - Key Issues in Regional Collaboration (PDF, 71KB).

Updates on JO Pilots

Lesley Scarlett - Executive Officer, Illawara - Illawara (PDF, 994KB).

Cr. Bill West - Chair, Central West & Jenny Bennett - Executive Officer, Central West - Central West (PDF, 1489KB).

Roger Stephan - Executive Officer, Hunter - Hunter (PDF, 199KB).

Cr. Col Murray - Chair, Namoi - Namoi (PDF, 449KB).

Cr. Paul Braybrooks - Chair, Riverina East - Riverina East (PDF, 215KB).

Joint Organistations: Emerging Directions

Alison Morgan - Senior Regional Coordinator Western NSW, NSW Government Premeir & Caninet - Joint Organisations: A Sate Government Prespective (PDF, 225KB).

Chris Presland - Acting Director, Innovation & Development Fit for the Future, Office of Local Government - Joint Organistations: Emerging Directions (PDF, 961KB).

Gabrielle Cusack, Cheif Executive Officer, Canberra Region - Canberra Region Joint Organistation (PDF, 197KB).

Summary of Workshop Discussions

Feedback from Workshop Discussions (PDF, 144KB).