About us

Centroc is a voluntary regional collaboration of councils in Central NSW.

Centroc, represents over 200,000 people covering an area of more than 50,000 sq kms. This is an area the same size as Tasmania including the Local Government Areas of Bathurst Regional, Blayney, Cabonne, Cowra, Forbes, Hilltops, Lachlan, Lithgow City, Oberon, Orange City, Parkes, Upper Lachlan, Weddin, and Central Tablelands County Council.

Centroc is recognised as the lead organisation advocating on agreed regional positions and priorities for Central NSW whilst providing a forum for facilitating regional cooperation and sharing of knowledge, expertise and resources. Using regional strength and leadership in advocacy, Centroc lobbies State and Federal Governments to present a more compelling case for regional priorities.

These priorities are:
• Bells Line of Expressway;
• Telecommunications’ services, particularly broadband;
• Environmental Sustainability;
• Health;
• Transport and Water Infrastructure; and
• Regional Development.

Centroc Councils recognise that the environment, sustainability and understanding and adapting to climate change are important to the long term prosperity of Central NSW. Centroc has a history of demonstrating leadership in these areas with projects including ‘That’s a Good Idea!’ and ‘Climate eXchange’ to generate energy, interest and most importantly, change in these areas. Centroc also delivers forums such as the annual Centroc Summit to progress its advocacy agenda with State and Federal Government and opposition.

These forums:
• Show and grow leadership;
• Identify opportunities for innovation;

Recognise and further develop the resilience of Central NSW communities;
• Work efficiently to maximise outcomes for our region;
• Develop pathways to action with minimum impact on council resources;
• Create opportunities for our next generations.