Councillor John Medcalf looks forward to a bright new future working collaboratively with the State in the interests of our communities. “Central NSW Joint Organisation is the first to meet in the State. It was such a good opportunity to meet here in Parliament House today so we have pulled out all the stops as a demonstration of how we can get things done!” said John.
“We welcome the opportunity to work with all levels of government and other key stakeholders like Regional Development Australia to get better results for our communities.”
“In Central NSW we have a long and proud history of collaboration and see this opportunity as the next step.”
Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW John Barilaro and Local Government Minister Gabrielle Upton addressed member councils at Parliament House last week and congratulated Central NSW for being the first Joint Organisation in the State to hold its inaugural board meeting.
“Central NSW councils are passionate advocates for their local communities and the new Joint Organisation will give them an even greater voice to win funding and support to deliver important regional initiatives,” John said.
“Joint Organisations are the foundation of the Government taking a new approach to doing business in regional NSW.”
Gabrielle said the Government is pleased to support the establishment of the Central NSW Joint Organisation with $300,000 in seed funding and ongoing advice and guidance from the office of Local Government.
“Central NSW Joint Organisation is already moving ahead in leaps and bounds to become fully operational and deliver the full benefits these new regional bodies will bring to the local community,” said Gabrielle.