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.


Regional News


NSROC is pleased to release our 10 Point Plan as approved at the Board Meeting held on 25th October 2018. This 10-Point Plan highlights the key areas where partnership with other levels of government has the potential to provide some innovative, efficient and effective ways to achieve our aims.

In particular, this Plan supports the aim of NSROC Councils to improve liveability in the Northern Sydney region.  A stronger partnership between our member councils and other levels of government can deliver positive outcomes for our shared constituents.

NSROC welcomes your support on the proposed actions in this Plan which will help to invest in the future of our communities in the Northern Sydney region.

Find a full copy of the Plan here NSROC 10 Point Plan.



NSROC President Mayor Gail-Giles Gidney, Willoughby


A new President and Vice Presidents have been elected at the NSROC Annual General Meeting held on 8th November 2018.

Mayor of Willoughby City Council, Councillor Gail Giles-Gidney (pictured) is the new NSROC President with Councillor Sam Ngai of Ku-ring-gai Council and Councillor Ben Collins of Hunter’s Hill Council appointed as Vice Presidents. President Giles-Gidney thanked outgoing President and Mayor of Lane Cove Council Pam Palmer for her year of Service and looked forward to working with the new Vice presidents Clr Collins and Clr Ngai.

Click here for full list of 2019 NSROC Delegates.







NSROC has received funding from the NSW EPA to implement a regional litter project aimed at raising public awareness about litter in public areas. Our Regional Litter Plan identified pedestrian malls as a high priority and a major problem. Cigarette butts, drink containers and take away food wrappers are the most common items found. NSROC has partnered with the City of Ryde and Hornsby Shire Council to focus on two busy pedestrian malls used by commuters and shoppers alike. In each place, council staff have to clean up litter at least twice a day, even though there are ample numbers of bins provided and all the bins have a small butt bin inside.

We can all be litterers and we may try to ignore the problem, but there will be no ignoring Crank Zappa in the next fortnight. He’s a four metre high jellyfish which lights up at night and lets visitors know exactly what he thinks of litter. He is made of plastic litter collected in this region and you can see, feel and hear some home truths about the problems of litter and how it contributes to plastic pollution in the sea. We chose the jellyfish because the NSROC region drains to either the Hawkesbury River as it flows towards the sea or Sydney Harbour. Most litter in public places ends up in waterways and the marine environment after being washed down our stormwater drains.

The NSW Government’s Don’t be a Tosser campaign provides a telling reminder about the problems caused by litter and has handy tips on how to prevent litter. Our Crank Zappa installation complements those messages.For more information regarding the Don’t be a Tosser program click here NSW EPA Don’t Be a Tosser