Welcome to Border Regional Organisation of Councils (BROC)

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BROC is a regional organisation consisting of eight member Councils which crosses the Queensland/NSW border.

BROC members have the strength in numbers when lobbying political leaders for support or funding, the chance to share information, communication and support network with other Councils.

About us

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There are many common issues shared with BROC member councils, some of which include water (all member councils are in the Murray Darling Basin), communication, economic development and tourism, transport and roads, emergency services, mental health, weeds and waste.

In recent times BROC has lobbied political leaders on issues as diverse as the Mole River Dam, Murray Darling Basin Authority, Noxious weeds, Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangement funding (NDRRA) and the inland rail project.

Members have exposure to quality speakers on issues relevant to all BROC councils.  Recent speakers addressing BROC have covered topics such as Refugees in regional Australia, renewable energy, tourism, National Biosecurity Act, National Heavy Vehicle Regulator, Border Rivers Environmental Water Network and Emergency Services.

Who is involved?

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BROC’s member Councils range from regional centres to more sparsely populated rural based areas.

Meetings are scheduled every quarter with member councils taking turns as host. The NSW/Queensland cross border commissioner is a regular guest at BROC meetings.

 

The map below shows the participating Shire Councils.

Click on the image to enlarge the map.

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