Riverina And Murray Joint Organisation
The Riverina and Murray Joint Organisation (RAMJO) has been proclaimed by the NSW State Government as a Body Corporate under the provisions of the Local Government Act 1993 and consists of the following eleven member councils. The RAMJO region covers an area of 72,724 square kilometres and has a 2018 population of 148,500:-
Albury City Council
Berrigan Shire Council
Carrathool Shire Council
Edward River Council
Griffith City Council
Hay Shire Council
Leeton Shire Council
Murray River Council
Murrumbidgee Shire Council
Narrandera Shire Council
The Principal Functions of the Joint Organisation are:-
- to establish strategic regional priorities for the joint organisation area and to establish strategies and plans for delivering these priorities;
- to provide regional leadership for the joint organisation area and to be an advocate for the strategic regional priorities; and
- to identify and take up opportunities for inter-governmental cooperation on matters relating to the joint organisation area.
The Joint Organisation may perform other functions, supplementary or ancillary to its Principal Functions, if the objective of undertaking those functions is to provide support for the operations of the Member Councils aimed at strengthening local government in the joint organisation area, for example delivery of a service to member councils, delivery of a service to the community, sharing of a resource or resources, or enhancing the capacity of members.
RAMJO has transitioned all of the functions previously undertaken by the former Riverina and Murray Regional Organisation of Councils (RAMROC), which ceased operations on 30th June 2018
All Council areas in RAMJO have been declared as “drought affected”. This means that individuals, farms and businesses who are experiencing hardship may be able to access support packages, such as the Farm Household Allowance (FHA).
FHA is not only an opportunity to assist individuals and families, but it is also an opportunity to inject funds back into your local community, and to support local businesses and jobs. For more information, please visit one of the sites below: