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.