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Namoi Councils Joint Organisation

Pilot Joint Organisation

Member Councils: Gwydir Shire, Gunnedah Shire, Liverpool Plains Shire, Moree Plains Shire, Narrabri Shire, Tamworth Regional, Walcha Council

Associate member: Uralla Shire Council

 

  

About our JO

The voice of the Namoi region

Namoi Councils Joint Organisation has the capacity to:

  • Establish practical and collaborative regional initiatives that can achieve positive change and drive a prosperous future for the region

  • Play a central role in leading action in the region on key economic and social issues

  • Work together to increase the effectiveness and sustainability of Local Government.

 

Our vision for our region

To be the ‘Voice of the Namoi Region’, recognised locally and nationally as the peak regional body with the capacity to:

  • Effectively advocate on agreed regional positions and priorities to shape the future of the region
  • Establish practical and collaborative regional initiatives that can achieve positive change and drive a prosperous future for the region
  • Work collaboratively with other tiers of government to achieve optimum outcomes for the regional community
  • Play a central role in leading action in the region on key economic and social development issues
  • Focus and foster cooperation, information and resource sharing
  • Work together to increase the effectiveness and sustainability of Local Government
  • Improve the image of the Namoi Region and local government.

 

Hear Tamworth Mayor, Col Murray’s vision for the Namoi JO

 

Hear Narrabri Mayor, Conrad Bolton’s vision for the Namoi JO

 

What are we doing

Focus areas

  • Infrastructure to improve accessibility to employment, services and markets within the region and beyond.

    • Advocacy for a commitment to funding reconstruction, re-alignment and bitumen sealing of Main Road 357 Manilla to Boggabri Rangari Road, which passes through three of the seven Namoi Councils LGAs.

  • Infrastructure to improve and upgrade accessibility to jobs, services and markets within the Namoi Region and beyond.

    • An approved B-triple route and road transport link within the Namoi Region aligned with the New England North West Regional Transport Plan for all road trains including Type 1 A-double road trains, modular B-triples, B-triples, AB-triples and Type 2 A-triples in respect of all Namoi Councils LGAs

  • To attract employment creation, grow jobs and attract private investment within the Namoi Region

    • To develop a Namoi Regional Investment Prospectus highlighting the competitive advantages of the Region, existing business strengths and current opportunities within the supply chain for future investors.

       

       

Key messages taken away from the Central Workshop in November 2014

Hear Tamworth Mayor, Col Murray’s key messages

 

Hear Narrabri Mayor, Conrad Bolton’s key messages 

 

Statement of Regional Priorities

Making a difference in our region

Our Statement of Regional Strategic Priorities identifies key issues from our communities. It explains how we intend to work with State agencies and other stakeholders to deliver these outcomes and make a positive difference in our region.

 

Priorities from Community Strategic Plans

  • A prosperous region

  • A region for the future

  • An accessible region

  • A sustainable environment

  • Retaining our quality of life

  • A vibrant and diverse regional economy

  • A healthy, caring, safe and cohesive community

  • Coordinated and committed leadership

  • Access to quality education and training

  • Access to quality health and medical services

  • Promotion of regional competitive advantages, existing business strengths and supply chain current investment opportunities

 

Our strategy identifies

  • What we will be doing

  • Why we are doing it

  • The strategies we intend to use to achieve our goals

  • Who will be working with us to deliver these priorities

 

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