Advocating for the community and environment is an important part of Council's role.

We advocate for the community on a range of issues by seeking funding and support from other councils and the NSW and Commonwealth governments, and considering or contributing to other matters that might impact or interest the community.

Canberra Region Joint Organisation

Eurobodalla Council is a proud member of the Canberra Region Joint Organisation (CRJO).

The CRJO's vision is ‘working together to deliver better outcomes for our communities and the region’. Canberra Region Joint Organisation logoIts three core functions are:

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

The CRJO region is in south-eastern NSW and surrounds the ACT. This is a unique and diverse geographic region with a total population, including the ACT, of 750,000 and a total area of 48,000 km2.

Housing advocacy

Submission to the NSW Legislative Assembly, Committee on Environment and Planning

Transport advocacy

Our vision is to ensure our transport network:

  • is safe, accessible, integrated and resilient
  • provides for the efficient movement of people and goods
  • activates and supports our growing permanent and visitor population and economy.

To support this vision, we developed the Northern Area Transport Network Plan. This plan sets out the major actions and strategies on all major transport routes across the northern area of the Eurobodalla for the next 10-20 years. We are preparing a similar document for the southern area of the Eurobodalla. These plans complement other adopted strategic documents and plans.

The proposed work outlined within these plans presents a more resilient transport network, integrating road safety and capacity. Various improvement actions are identified to gain a better future in a way that minimises impacts and/or enhances environmental outcomes.

We are reliant on a high level of funding support from the NSW and Australian governments to deliver these improvements. Our strategic documents and plans help to support and inform our applications for grant funding under the various transport, road safety, active transport programs. We also regularly undertake advocacy and make submissions to ensure our transport vision and priorities can be achieved.

In 2016 we identified key infrastructure priorities, both government and local projects that have potential to grow international trade, investment and tourism.

Eurobodalla Council is a member of the South East Australian Transport Strategy (SEATS), which gives a collective voice to show the region is working as one to improve transport infrastructure.

We also provide submissions into Australian and State Government strategies or projects to advocate for the needs of Eurobodalla.

Our transport and infrastructure submissions include: