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REGIONAL JOINT ORGANISATIONS

Regional Joint Organisations will provide a forum for local councils and the State to work together to deliver regional priorities, such as jobs, education, housing, roads and transport. They will help to connect local priorities from local councils’ Community Strategic Plans with regional planning for growth, infrastructure and economic development and provide a means of delivering projects across council boundaries.

The NSW Government is providing $5.3 million to get new Joint Organisations up and running in regional NSW.

The Joint Organisation model was developed in partnership with local councils through a pilot program in five regions during 2015. The proposed model and tools to support implementation were consulted on in June and July 2016 through consultation papers and regional visits.

Joint Organisations will be established across regional and rural NSW in 2017.

Read more about the pilot program  and work to develop the proposed Joint Organisation model on this webpage and in attached documents. 

 

Joint Organisations Boundaries

The NSW Government has released Joint Organisations: Getting the boundaries right  for consultation. This paper proposes boundaries for new JOs based on collaborative work to build the JO model and consultation feedback to date.

The NSW Government welcomes the views of councils, Regional Organisations of Councils, Pilot Joint Organisations and others to help inform boundaries for the successful roll out of JOs from 2017, to ensure that they will bring real benefits to their communities.

Consultation on Joint Organisation boundaries has closed. The NSW Government is now considering feedback to support each region to create an effective, sustainable Joint Organisation in 2017.

 

 

Webinar: Consolidating the Joint Organisation model – 24 June 2016

A webinar was held on 24 June 2016 to brief councils and ROCs in regional and rural areas, NSW agencies and others about current work to consolidate the Joint Organisation model. It highlighted opportunities to provide feedback on the proposed JO model until 15 July 2016.

The webinar included presentations from two pilot JO regions as well as senior staff from OLG and the Executive Director of the Regional Coordination Branch of the Department of Premier and Cabinet.

 

Click here to read the JO webinar participant questions and answers.

 

Evaluation of the Joint Organisation Pilot

An independent evaluation of the JO Pilot program found the JO pilot to be a success, with the five JO pilot regions making great progress in delivering benefits such as youth employment and education programs, better strategies for transport and priority infrastructure and improved growth planning.

The evaluation report highlights key benefits of JOs including:

•           better alignment of state, regional and local priorities, with a stronger focus on outcomes

•           improved collaboration between councils and better working relationships with State agencies

•           stronger recognition of the role and value of local government in regional planning.

The evaluation also found that the pilot process was valued and seen as effective and consultative.

Evaluation insights from the pilot regions will be important in helping to support the successful roll out of JOs.

Further information is available in the JO Pilot Evaluation Summary Report and detailed JO Pilot Evaluation Report.

 

Have your say on the Joint Organisation model

The NSW Government has released Joint Organisations: Towards a new model for regional collaboration, for consultation. This provides a snapshot on progress to date in building JOs, key elements of the proposed JO model and next steps for new Joint Organisations (JOs) of stronger, more connected and Fit for the Future councils in regional and rural NSW.

An accompanying Joint Organisations Background Paper,  provides more detail about how a network of JOs could be enabled through legislation, guidance and tools to inform feedback. It asks a series of questions about the proposed JO model to inform implementation.

The NSW Government was pleased to receive 63 submissions and hear from local councils, regional bodies, peak sector bodies and agencies at 10 consultation sessions across regional and rural NSW to help inform the successful roll out of JOs from the next local government elections to ensure they will bring real benefits to their communities.

Consultation closed on 15 July 2016.

The NSW Government is now considering feedback to support each region to create an effective, sustainable Joint Organisation in 2017.

 

Towards a New JO Model  Feedback

 

The NSW Government received 64 submissions on the Joint Organisations: Towards a new model for regional collaboration and Joint Organisation Background Paper consulted on between June and July in 2016. All submissions made are below.

Submission  

 

Organisation

 

View submission

(click link below to view)

01

Brian Dollery

01 - Brian Dollery - Submission.pdf

02

NSROC

02 - NSROC - Submission.pdf

03

Nambucca

03 - Nambucca - Submission.pdf

04

Upper Lachlan

04 -Upper Lachlan- Submission.pdf

05

Wollongong

05 - Wollongong - Submission.pdf 

06

Inverell

06 - Inverell - Submission.pdf

07

Shoalhaven

07 - Shoalhaven - Submission.pdf 

08

Goulburn Mulwaree

08 - Goulburn Mulwaree - Submission.pdf

09

Greater Hume

09 - Greater Hume - Submission.pdf 

10

RDA Northern Rivers

10 - RDA Northern Rivers - Submission.pdf 

11

NOROC

11 - NOROC - Submission.pdf 

12

Warrumbungle

12 - Warrumbungle - Submission.pdf 

13

Namoi JO

13 - Namoi JO - Submission.pdf 

14

Castlereagh Macquarie CC

14 - Castlereagh Macquarie CC - Submission.pdf 

15

Cessnock

15 - Cessnock - Submission.pdf 

16

USU

16 - USU - Submission.pdf 

17

Berrigan

17 - Berigan - Submission.pdf 

18

Morre Plains

18 - Moree Plains - Submission.pdf  

19

IPWEA

19 - IPWEA - Submission.pdf 

20

WSROC

20 - WSROC - Submission.pdf

21

Forbes

21 - Forbes - Submission.pdf

22

Tweed

22 - Tweed - Submission.pdf

23

Snowy Valleys

23 - Snowy Valleys - Submission.pdf

24

REROC

24 - REROC - Submission.pdf

25

Bega

25 - Bega - Submission.pdf

26

Port Stephens

26 - Port Stephens - Submission.pdf

27

Blayney

27 - Blayney - Submission.pdf

28

Murray River

28 - Murray River - Submission.pdf

29

Lismore

29 - Lismore - Submission.pdf

30

Albury

30 - Albury - Submission.pdf

31

Coffs Harbour

31 - Coffs Harbour - Submission.pdf

32

Port Macquarie Hastings

32 - Port Macquarie Hastings - Submission.pdf

33

Ryde

33 - Ryde - Submission.pdf

34

Maitland

34 - Maitland - Submission.pdf

35

CENTROC

35 - CENTROC - Submission.pdf

36

Kiama

36 - Kiama  - Submission.pdf

37

Mid Western

37 - Mid Western - Submission.pdf

38

SSROC

38 - SSROC - Submission.pdf

39

Armidale

39 - Armidale - Submission.pdf

40

LGNSW

40 - LGNSW - Submission.pdf

41

Cowra

41 - Cowra - Submission.pdf

42

Eurobodalla

42 - Eurobodalla - Submission.pdf

43

Wagga Wagga

43 - Wagga Wagga - Submission.pdf

44

Hunter JO

44 - Hunter JO - Submission.pdf

45

Bellingen

45 - Bellingen - Submission.pdf

46

Shellharbour

46 - Shellharbour - Submission.pdf

47

OROC

47 - OROC - Submission.pdf

48

Junee

48 - Junee - Submission.pdf

49

Campbelltown

49 - Campbelltown - Submission.pdf

50

Kempsey

50 - Kempsey - Submission.pdf

51

David Rawlings

51 - David Rawlings - Submission.pdf

52

Leeton

52 - Leeton - Submission.pdf

53

Hunters Hill

53 - Hunters Hill - Submission.pdf

54

RAMROC

54 - RAMROC - Submission.pdf

55

Illawarra JO

55 - Illawarra JO - Submission.pdf

56

Gwydir

56 - GWYDIR - Submission.pdf

57

Wingecaribee

57 - Wingecarribee - Submission.pdf

58

DEPA

58 - DEPA - Submission.pdf

59

Edward River

59 - Edward River - Submission.pdf

60

Canberra JO

60 - Canberra JO - Submission.pdf

61

Byron 

61 - Byron - Submission.pdf

62

Liverpool

62 - Liverpool - Submission.pdf

63

Walcha

63 - Walcha - Submission.pdf

64

RDA Riverina

64 - RDA Riverina - Submission.pdf

 

Emerging Directions Paper Feedback

The NSW Government received 56 submissions on a Joint Organisations Emerging Direction Paper released in September 2016 which informed development of the Joint Organisation model. Feedback received is summarised in Background Paper . All submissions made are below.

Submission  

 

Organisation

 

View submission

(click link below to view)

01

Mosman Council

01 - Mosman - Submission.pdf

02

Bland Shire Council

02 - Bland - Submission.pdf

03

Lismore City Council

03 - Lismore - Submission.pdf

04

Bega Valley Shire Council

04 - Bega - Submission.pdf

05

Tenterfield Shire Council

05 - Tenterfield - Submission.pdf

06

Goulburn Mulwaree Council

06 - Goulburn Mulwaree - Submission.pdf

07

Shoalhaven City Council

07 - Shoalhaven - Submission.pdf

08

United Services Union

08 - United Services Union - Submission.pdf

09

Namoi Councils

09 - Namoi - Submission.pdf

10

Cessnock City Council

10 - Cessnock - Submission.pdf

11

Blayney Shire Council

11 - Blayney - Submission.pdf

12

Northern Rivers Regional Organisation of Councils

12 - NOROC - Submission.pdf

13

Albury City Council

13 - Albury - Submission.pdf

14

Port Macquarie-Hastings Council

14 - Port Macquarie-Hastings - Submission.pdf

15

Wingecarribee Shire Council

15 - Wingecarribee - Submission.pdf

16

Wollongong City Council

16 - Wollongong - Submission.pdf

17

Bellingen Shire Council

17 - Bellingen - Submission.pdf

18

Maitland City Council

18 - Maitland - Submission.pdf

19

Cootamundra Shire Council

19 - Cootamundra - Submission.pdf

20

Lake Macquarie City Council

20 - Lake Macquarie - Submission.pdf

21

Shellharbour City Council

21 - Shellharbour - Submission.pdf

22

Singleton Council

22 - Singleton - Submission.pdf

23

Port Stephens Council

23 - Port Stephens - Submission.pdf

24

Queanbeyan City Council

24 - Queanbeyan - Submission.pdf

25

Riverina and Murray Regional Organisation of Councils

25 - RAMROC - Submission.pdf

26

RENEW NSW

26 - RENEW NSW - Submission.pdf

27

Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils

27 - WSROC - Submission.pdf

28

Illawarra Pilot Joint Organisation

28 - Illawarra Pilot Joint Organisation - Submission.pdf

29

Nambucca Shire Council

29 - Nambucca - Submission.pdf

30

Inverell Shire Council

30 - Inverell - Submission.pdf

31

Orange City Council

31 - Orange - Submission.pdf

32

Central NSW Councils

32 - Centroc - Submission.pdf

33

Warringah Council

33 - Warringah - Submission.pdf

34

Moree Plains Shire Council

34 - Moree Plains - Submission.pdf

35

Eurobodalla Shire Council

35 - Eurobodalla - Submission.pdf

36

Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia (NSW Division)

36 - IPWEA NSW - Submission.pdf

37

Riverina Eastern Regional Organisation of Councils

37 - REROC - Submission.pdf

38

Urban Taskforce Australia

38 - Urban Taskforce - Submission.pdf

39

Cowra Shire Council

39 - Cowra - Submission.pdf

40

Upper Hunter Shire Council

40 - Upper Hunter - Submission.pdf

41

Coolamon Shire Council

41 - Coolamon - Submission.pdf

42

Urana Shire Council

42 - Urana - Submission.pdf

43

Water Directorate

43 - Water Directorate - Submission.pdf

44

Leeton Shire Council

44 - Leeton - Submission.pdf

45

Hunter Councils

45 - Hunter Councils - Submission.pdf

46

Kiama Municipal Council

46 - Kiama - Submission.pdf

47

Individual

47 - Individual - Submission.pdf

48

Orana Regional Organisation of Councils

48 - OROC - Submission.pdf

49

Local Government NSW

49 - LGNSW - Submission.pdf

50

Canberra Region Joint Organisation

50 - Canberra Region Joint Organisation - Submission.pdf

51

Marrickville Council

51 - Marrickville - Submission.pdf

52

Bahurst Regional Council

52 - Bathurst - Submission.pdf

53

Local Government Professionals Australia, NSW

53 - LG Professionals - Submission.pdf

54

Food Authority

54 - Food Authority - Submission.pdf

55

Tumut Shire Council

55 - Tumut - Submission.pdf

56

New England Group of Councils

56 - NEGOC - Submission.pdf

 

About the Joint Organisation Pilot

Five groups of NSW councils  worked with the NSW Government during 2015 to develop the Joint Organisations model and build better working relationships between councils and State agencies. The pilots are the: Hunter, Illawarra, Central NSW, Namoi and Riverina regions. They include a diverse mix of councils, all with a strong history of working together and a commitment to partnering with the State to address regional priorities such as economic development, transport and infrastructure. Each pilot has trialled a slightly different model to reflect the different working relationships and priorities of their region. The pilot outcomes and their learnings will be shared with other councils along the way and are helping to develop the Joint Organisation model, which will be finalised for implementation from after the local government elections.


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Central and Regional Workshops were held in late 2014 for member councils, State agencies and others to develop::

·         A shared understanding of the purpose of JOs and how the Pilot program will work

·         Core features of the JO model and regional variations for each Pilot group

·         Draft action plans for getting the Pilots up and running

·         Ideas for regional priorities to focus on during the Pilots

·         Ideas to help support the councils taking part and ensure the program is a success

Each Pilot has a Charter to guide how they will function and work with others during the Pilot and a Statement of Regional Priorities. The Statements of Priorities were developed in consultation with State agencies and others, and  will guide their planning and projects for the duration of the pilot period. You can read more about the You can read more about the program in the Joint Organisation RoadmapFirst Interim ReportMid Pilot Report, andOctober Policy Workshop Report. Joint Organisations will be established across regional NSW from after the next local government elections. A webinar was held in May 2015 to inform the local government sector about the pilot process, tools and opportunities for councils and other stakeholders to be involved in developing Joint Organisations. Clickhere to listen and watch a recording of the Joint Organisation Webinar. Click here to read the Joint Organisation Webinar participant questions and answers.

 

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