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:
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:
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.
‘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’
‘The New England Joint Organisations mission is to lead, advocate, collaborate and deliver outcomes which deliver positive benefits for our collective communities’
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.
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.
Cr Sam Coupland
Armidale Regional Council
Cr Rob Banham
Glen Innes Severn Council
Cr Paul Harmon
Board Member & Chairperson
Inverell Shire Council
Cr Robert Bell
Uralla Shire Council
Cr Bronwyn Petrie
Tenterfield Shire Council
Cr Mark Johnson
Moree Plains Shire Council
Cr Ron Campbell
Narrabri Shire Council
Read more about the projects and other initiatives that the New England Joint Organisation is currently undertaking.
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
It’s important that we preserve our most precious natural resource, especially now during this harsh drought!