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The new England

Welcome to the New England Joint Organisation website

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About Us

The New England Joint Organisation consists of seven (7) Council members and one (1) associate Council member located on the Highlands, Slopes and Plains of Northern New South Wales.

While the area covered by our Member Councils is diverse in geography and economic drivers, the members are united in their commitment to work together for the improvement and enhancement of their communities.

The key focus areas of the organisation are:

  • Sustainable Economic Growth
  • Educated, Healthy and Connected Communities, and
  • Investment in Critical Infrastructure

Members acknowledge that outcomes in these areas cannot be delivered by members working individually or as a collective. The support of our ‘partners’, the State and Federal Governments, is essential if outcomes are to be delivered for our Communities.

This organisation’s role is to:

  • Plan and prioritise services/projects which deliver Regional Benefits;
  • Advocate to our partners on the need for these projects/services, and
  • Collaborate with our partners for service/project delivery.

The establishment of a Joint Organisation of Councils provides members with a new voice and authority to respond to initiate and response to opportunities and priorities within this Region.

NEJO covers two Federal Electorates, the New England and Parkes, and covers three  State Electorates, Barwon, Lismore and the Northern Tablelands.

Our Vision

‘The New England Joint Organisation is an inclusive and united group of councils advocating, planning and delivering positive economic and social benefits for its member communities’

Our Mission

‘The New England Joint Organisations mission is to lead, advocate, collaborate and deliver outcomes which deliver positive benefits for our collective communities’

Our Guiding Principles

COOPERATION   Member Councils will work together with our communities and with our government partners in a spirit of trust.

RESPECT   The organisation will be respectful of local autonomy about local issues.

COHERENCE   Members will speak with one voice about Regional issues.

EFFICIENCY   The organisation will utilise resources of member councils wherever possible and avoid duplication.

ALIGNMENT   The organisation will seek to align its priorities to be generally consistent with the priorities of its collective and of its partners.

Our Priorities

Sustainable Economic Growth
Educated, Healthy and Connected Communities
Investment in Critical Infrastructure

Member Councils

The member councils involved in the joint organisation include Armidale Regional Council, Glen Innes Severn, Inverell Shire Council, Moree Plains Shire Council, Narrabri Shire Council, Tenterfield Shire Council, Uralla Shire Council and collectively with the NSW Government, they form the New England Joint Organisation (NEJO).


To find out more about each individual member Council you can view their Council web pages using the links below.

Member Council Map

Board Members


Cr Sam Coupland

Board Member

Armidale Regional Council


Cr Rob Banham

Board Member

Glen Innes Severn Council


Cr Paul Harmon

Cr Paul Harmon

Board Member & Chairperson

Inverell Shire Council


Cr Robert Bell

Board Member

Uralla Shire Council


Cr Bronwyn Petrie

Board Member

Tenterfield Shire Council


Cr Mark Johnson

Board Member

Moree Plains Shire Council


Cr Ron Campbell

Board Member

Narrabri Shire Council



Read more about the projects and other initiatives that the New England Joint Organisation is currently undertaking.

NEJO Tourism Project

NEJO Tourism Project

The NEJO is working with member councils to deliver increased tourism promotion within the New England Region.

Keep an eye out for more information

Water Efficiency Advice

Water Efficiency Advice

It’s important that we preserve our most precious natural resource, especially now during this harsh drought!

New England Road Network Strategy

On 30 November 2020, the New England Joint Organisation Board approved the New England Road Network Strategy 2020.

contact us

We are on hand to answer any questions you may have about the New England Joint Organisation and its projects.  You can reach out to us using our online contact form or by using the contact details below.


T: 0448 219 208

E: [email protected]
E: [email protected]

ABN: 18 864 549 400

TFN: 504 121 025