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Advocacy and improvement

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 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 located in south-eastern NSW and surrounds the ACT. The region is predominantly rural, with major towns Batemans Bay, Bega, Bowral, Cooma, Crookwell, Goulburn, Mittagong, Moruya, Moss Vale, Narooma, Queanbeyan, Tumut, Yass and Young. There are many smaller townships and villages, and growing residential and rural-residential areas - particularly close to Canberra and along the coast. Our region is a unique and diverse geographic region that stretches from the South-West Slopes, through the Sydney-Canberra Corridor across the Eurobodalla down to the Sapphire Coast and up to the Snowy Mountains. The total population of the CRJO region including the ACT is 750,000 and the total area of the region is 48,000 km2.

Infrastructure advocacy

Key infrastructure priorities identified for Eurobodalla, including government, regional transport, marine, water and sewer, regional recreation, arts and culture, emergency services, and tourism infrastructure.

Customer feedback surveys

We conduct surveys about our services to get customer feedback on a large scale. The results help us to identify what we are doing well and ways we can improve.

Submission to the IPART Draft Report on Local Government Compliance and Enforcement

In 2014 we made a submission to the review that the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal was conducting into local councils' compliance and enforcement activities. The final report from this review hasn't been released yet.

Submission to the Independent Biodiversity Legislation Review Panel Issues Paper

In 2014, we made a submission on the Biodiversity Legislation Review paper that was prepared for the NSW Government. The review provided an opportunity to develop modern biodiversity law to help conserve biological diversity, support sustainable development and reduce red tape. The Independent Biodiversity Legislation Review Panel presented its final report to the Minister for the Environment on 18 December 2014.