Tuesday, 8 December 2015
At the recent Annual General Meeting of the Canberra Region Joint Organisation (CBRJO) Boorowa Mayor Wendy Tuckerman was elected as the new Chair of the Board.
CBRJO consists of 12 Councils across the South East of NSW including Bombala, Boorowa, Cooma-Monaro, Eurobodalla, Goulburn-Mulwaree, Harden, Palerang, Queanbeyan, Snowy River, Upper Lachlan, Yass, Young, as well as the ACT Government.
The organisation aims to develop regionally focused priorities and advocate for implementation of those priorities; as well as undertaking a regional approach to strategic planning.
“We are currently very focused on encouraging economic growth across the region by leveraging the strength of diversity we have within the region. Obviously improving transport links into and out of the ACT is a priority, particularly given the recent and continuing developments at the Canberra Airport” said Mayor Tuckerman.
Given the current changes afoot in the Local Government sector CBRJO believes it is important to remain focused on delivering outcomes for the community of the region.
“We know that at a local level there is likely to be changes to the way we operate, however as a collective we are very focused on partnering with our State and Federal counterparts to continue to improve the lives of our regional community” said Mayor Tuckerman.
Over the past 12 months CBRJO has successfully advocated for a large share of the Federal Mobile Blackspot funding as well as successfully launching a new CBR Region brand for the Organisation.
“It has been a successful 12 months under the leadership of former chair Mayor John Shaw of Upper Lachlan and I thank and congratulate him for his leadership” said Mayor Tuckerman.
“Over the next 12 months we will continue to focus on improving the standard of communication infrastructure within our region as well as advocating for increased funding to key road and rail freight links within our region. We also hope to commence a regional economic development strategy and identify ways to improve employment opportunities and retain employees with our region, given the seasonal employment fluctuations we tend to experience” she said.
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Media Contact: Clr. Wendy Tuckerman on 0428853351