New South Wales Regional Organisations of Councils


New South Wales Regional Organisations of Councils

New South Wales has 17 Regional Organisations of Councils (ROCs) which are voluntary groupings of councils in Australia. ROCs usually involve collaborative partnerships between neighbouring councils in a particular region or area.[1] [2]

New South Wales and Queensland have the most active ROC movements in Australia[3]; most councils in New South Wales and all those located in the Sydney metropolitan area belong to a ROC.

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Sydney metropolitan ROCs

With the demise of the Inner Metropolitan Regional Organisation of Councils as an active ROC, there are six ROCs in the metropolitan area:

  • Central Coast Regional Organisation of Councils (CCROC)
  • Macarthur Regional Organisation of Councils (MACROC)[4]
  • Northern Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (NSROC)[5]
  • Shore Regional Organisation of Councils (SHOROC)[6]
  • Southern Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (SSROC)[7]
  • Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (WSROC)[8]

With the exception of some councils which are on the border of two ROCs and have decided to become joint members of both, the above represent distinct regional groupings. In addition, a number of coastal councils also belong to the Sydney Coastal Councils Group Inc [9]which functions as a ROC in addressing environmental and natural resource management issues relating to the Sydney coastline.

Some metropolitan ROCs, in particular WSROC, NSROC, SHOROC and SSROC are particularly active in areas such as regional advocacy and joint activities involving their member councils such as regional tendering agreements[10]. A more detailed description of the functions of ROCs can be found in the article Regional Organisations of Councils.


ROCs outside the metropolitan area

There are a number of active ROCs outside the metropolitan area, most notably in the Hunter and Illawarra. Non-metropolitan ROCs include:

  • Central NSW Councils (CENTROC)[11]
  • Hunter Councils Inc[12]
  • Mid North Coast Group of Councils
  • Namoi Regional Organisation of Councils (NamoiROC)
  • New England Local Government Group
  • Northern Rivers Regional Organisation of Councils (NOROC)
  • Orana Regional Organisation of Councils (OROC)
  • Riverina Eastern Regional Organisation of Councils (REROC)[13]
  • Riverina and Murray Regional Organisation of Councils (RAMROC)
  • Southern Councils Group[14]

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