Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson today congratulated Namoi Councils which has been selected as a Pilot Joint Organisation for the NSW Government, Local Government program, Fit for the Future.


Mr Anderson said Namoi Councils have been one of the top performers in the state and have been recognised as having a strong history of effective collaboration.


“The announcement today will enable Namoi Councils to work together and transform the way State and Local Government collaborate on key community priorities.


“This is great news for ratepayers and will put them first with our Councils able to deliver better roads and services for their communities.  


“It is important as the Member for Tamworth that I have a strong affiliation with our Councils, and I value the relationship that I have with Tamworth Regional Council Mayor Cr Col Murray and General Manager Paul Bennett, Gunnedah Shire Mayor Cr Owen Hasler and General Manager Eric Groth, Liverpool Plains Shire Council Mayor Cr Andrew Hope and General Manager Robert Hunt, Walcha Mayor Cr Janelle Archdale and General Manager Jack O’Hara and Narrabri Shire Council Mayor Cr Conrad Bolton and General Manager Diane Hood.


“I also look forward to welcoming Gwydir Shire Council,” Mr Anderson said.


The Namoi Councils Joint Organisation Pilot will include Gunnedah Shire Council, Liverpool Plains Shire Council, Narrabri Shire Council, Tamworth Regional Council, Walcha Council and Gwydir Council.


“I am delighted to announce that our region will play an important role in the creation of Joint Organisations.


“I congratulate the Minister for Local Government, Paul Toole, for these ground breaking reforms that will ultimately ensure that our councils are fit for the future.


“I would also like to congratulate all members of Namoi Councils for their strong collaboration and representation on behalf of their communities,” Mr Anderson concluded.  

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