The Northern Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils is a voluntary organisation of local governments whose members are the Councils of  Hornsby, Hunter’s Hill, Ku-ring-gai, Lane Cove, Mosman, North Sydney, Ryde and Willoughby.



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NSROC Strategic Directions & Priorities Statement 2018 – 2022

This Statement highlights the direction and priorities for the next four years to 2022.

The role of NSROC

  • To advocate effectively on agreed regional positions and priorities
  • To work cooperatively for the benefit of the Northern Sydney region
  • To provide strong local government leadership

NSROC Directions and Objectives

Advocacy & Leadership
To position the region as a leader and strengthen the role of Local Government in the Northern Sydney region

Improved Urban Planning and Infrastructure
To integrate transport, social and environmental infrastructure projects that support opportunities in the region to link with the North District Plan, and meet community and business needs into the future

Improved Service Delivery
To improve the quality and efficiency of local government service delivery in the  Northern Sydney region.

To view the Statement, please click here:  NSROC Strategic Directions & Priorities Statement 2018 – 2022.



NSROC Report Warns of Sportsground Shortage

The Northern Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (NSROC) launched a report which has identified a major shortfall in the supply and capacity of sportsgrounds on Tuesday 27 March 2018 at 11 am at Northbridge Oval.

Launching NSROC’s Regional Sportsground Strategy Review Report which covered the LGAs of Hornsby, Hunter’s Hill, Ku-ring-gai, Lane Cove, North Sydney, Ryde and Willoughby, NSROC President Cr Pam Palmer said demand would far outweigh supply in coming years. The report was prepared by Simon Haire from Otium Consulting Planning Pty Ltd.

The NSROC Mayors and Councillors were joined by the Hon Gabrielle Upton MP Minister for Local Government and for Environment and Heritage, local MPs, Mayors, councillors and NSROC Board delegates, General Managers of local councils, key sporting associations and government departments and agencies.

To view the Press Release please click here: Media Release

To view the NSROC Regional Sportsground Strategy Review Executive Summary click here: Executive Summary & Action Plan

To view the NSROC Regional Sportsground Strategy Review Full Report click here: Full Report


Community Recycling Centre Recognised

Following the successful  launch of the Northern Sydney Community Recycling Centre in April 2017, NSROC nominated the project to establish the facility for the Community Waste Services Category of the Local Government NSW Excellence in the Environment Awards.

At a glittering ceremony on 11 October 2017, NSROC received a Highly Commended certificate (see here). The judges congratulated the five partner councils on successfully working together to deliver a service for their communities, which could not easily have been provided by any single council. See certificate Highly Commended certificate CRC 2017

The Northern Sydney CRC at 8 Waltham Street Artarmon is open weekends and three week days for householders to drop off domestic quantities of problem wastes such as paints, e-waste, gas bottles, motor oils and other oils, fluorescent tubes and fire extinguishers. It was established with the support of the NSW EPA with funding from the waste levy.