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Formation of the Illawarra Pilot Joint Organisation

Joint Organisations (JOs) provide a new way for local councils and the NSW Government to work together to deliver things that matter the most to regional communitiies.  They represent a commitment to collaborate in the long term to develop and support a shared vision for the region.

It is anticipated that JOs will be enabled through changes to the Local Government Act and other relevant legislation in 2016.  Prior to legislative change, a pilot program with five regional JOs is operating to test and refine the JO model.  the Illawarra Pilot JO (IPJO) is one of the five pilots. 

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