Orana Joint Organisation

About ORANA JOINT ORGANISATION

 

The Orana Joint Organisation 2018

The NSW Government established Joint Organisations under the Local Government Act 1993 (the Act) in 2018.

What are Joint Organisations?

Joint Organisations (JOs) are new local government entities with legal powers to support councils to work together for better rural and regional outcomes.  They are an important initiative to build stronger councils and improve service delivery and infrastructure across rural and regional communities.

Joint Organisations will enhance the way local and state governments work together to plan and deliver important regional infrastructure and investment.

Legislative context

In 2017, amendments to the Act were passed to enable Joint Organisations to be established. These amendments also provide the basic operating framework for joint organisations.  Regulations to support amendments to the Act have also been developed.  These Regulations are ‘light touch’ and provide flexibility for Joint Organisations to focus on core business and build organisations that reflect the unique characteristics of their region.

How will Joint Organisations operate?

The operation and priorities of each Joint Organisation are determined by a Joint Organisation board, which comprises voting and non-voting representatives.

The voting members of a Joint Organisation are representatives of member councils.  A NSW government employee nominated by the Secretary of the Department of Premier and Cabinet also sits on each Board as a non-voting representative.

Joint Organisations will elevate the shared priorities of member councils’ strategic plans, programs, priorities and policies to perform three principle functions in their region:

• strategic planning and priority setting
• intergovernmental collaboration
• shared leadership and advocacy.

2018 - 2019 Financial Report can be downloaded here.       

       

  

                   

         Statement of Strategic Regional Priorities 2019-2022 

         Orana Joint Organsiation has prepared its Statement of Strategic Regional Priorities and the document can be viewed here.
         The Local Government Amendment (Regional Joint Organisations) Regulation 2018 requires that each Joint Organisation prepare a short statement of strategic
         regional priorities and the strategies and plans required to deliver them.The Statement is a key tool for Joint Organisations.

        

 

 

 Orana Joint Organisation Board

The Orana JO Board comprises the Mayors of the Member Councils (the voting members) as well as the NSW Government, represented by a nominee of the Secretary of Department of Premier and Cabinet (non voting) and the General Members of the Member Councils (non voting). The Board is supported by one staff member the Executive Officer. 

  • Clr Craig Davies Mayor Narromine Shire Council and Orana Joint Organisation Chair 
  • Clr Milton Quigley Mayor Warren Shire Council and Orana Joint Organisation Deputy Chair 
  • Clr Doug Batten Mayor Gilgandra Shire Council 
  • Clr Ray Donald OAM Mayor Bogan Shire Council
  • Clr Des Kennedy Mayor Mid-Western Regional Council
  • Clr Denis Todd Mayor Warrumbungle Shire Council

 Our Member Councils

The Member Councils of the Orana Joint Organisation comprise:

  • Bogan Shire
  • Gilgandra Shire
  • Mid-Western Regional
  • Narromine Shire
  • Warren Shire
  • Warrumbungle Shire

 

The Orana Joint Organisation Board  

The Orana JO Membership consists of the above (6) member councils and covers an areas of 60,000 square kilometres and has a population of 50,000 people.

The strong contribution of agriculture and mining is a major social and economic characteristic of the region.

The region supports major environmental resources of NSW including comprising a large proportion of the upper NSW catchment of the Murray Darling Basin (Macquarie, Bogan and Castlereagh Rivers ) and has a diversity of vegetation and other biodiversity.

 The Board of the Orana Joint Organisation of Councils comprises the Mayors of the six member councils, General Managers and representative from NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet.

  • Clr Craig Davies Mayor Narromine Shire Council and Orana Joint Organisation Chair 
  • Clr Milton Quigley Mayor Warren Shire Council and Orana Joint Organisation Deputy Chair
  • Clr Doug Batten Mayor Gilgandra Shire Council 
  • Clr Ray Donald OAM Mayor Bogan Shire Council
  • Clr Des Kennedy Mayor Mid-Western Regional Council
  • Clr Denis Todd Mayor Warrumbungle Shire Council
  • Mr David Neaves General Manager Gilgandra Shire Council
  • Mr Derek Francis General Manager Bogan Shire Council 
  • Mr Brad Cam General Manager Mid-Western Regional Council 
  • Ms Jane Redden General Manager Narromine Shire Council
  • Mr Glenn Wilcox General Manager Warren Shire Council
  • Mr Roger Bailey General Manager Warrumbungle Shire Council
  • Mr Ashley Albury Director Central West and Far West, DPC Regional (NSW Department Premier and Cabinet)

The operation and priorities of each are determined by the Orana Joint Organisation Board, which comprises voting and non-voting representatives.

The voting members of the Orana Joint Organisation are the Mayors of member councils. The Orana JO Board Chair is Clr Doug Batten, Mayor of Gilgandra Shire Council.

Mr Ashley Albury Director Department of Premier and Cabinet Central and Far West sits on the Orana JO Board together with the General Managers of the Member Councils as non-voting representatives.  

The Orana Joint Organisation Interim Executive Officer supports the Board, with the day to day mangement of the JO inaccordance with the reigonal priorities and other programs, strategies and policies of the organisation.

 Joint Organisations are to elevate the shared priorities of member councils’ strategic plans, programs, priorities and policies to perform three principle functions in their region:

•Strategic planning and priority setting
• Intergovernmental collaboration
• Shared leadership and advocacy

 

Our Vision

A connected welcoming region, with vibrant communities

Our Mission

To be a leading Joint Organisation known for a high level of achievement, collaborative excellence and strong commitment to the regions' communities

 

The Orana JO Charter

The operation and governance principles for the Orana JO is guided by the Charter.

You can find a copy of the Charter here

Statement of Revenue Policy

Joint Organisations are required to adopt a Statement of Revenue Policy for 2018/2019 including a budget.

The revenue policy is set in accordance with the Local Government (General) Regulation.

The Orana Joint Organisation Statement of Revenue Policy can be found here.

Statement of Strategic Regional Priorities 2019-2022

Joint Organisations are required to adopt a Statement of Strategic Regional Priorities that outlines the strategies and actions planned for a 4 year period.

It is a collaborative future plan for the region outlining what JO Member Councils have identified as regional priorities.

The Orana Joint Organisation Statement of Strategic Regional Priorities can be found here.

 

 

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