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Macarthur Regional Organisation of Councils

Camden, Campbelltown, Wollondilly

About MACROC

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MACROC is the association of the three local government authorities in the Macarthur region - Camden Council, Campbelltown City Council and Wollondilly Shire Council.

About Macarthur

The Macarthur region covers an area of 3,289 square kilometres. The Estimated Regional Population for Macarthur is 254,000 based on the Census 2011 data and has in excess of 17,052 businesses operating in the region. Ideally located on major transport corridors, the region is within half an hour's travel to Sydney, Wollongong and international sea and airports. The region has a diversity of business enterprises, including manufacturing, farming, service industries and mining.

MACROC

MACROC envisions Macarthur to be a dynamic, safe and prosperous region with an environment conducive to learning, investment, good access to jobs and pride in its natural environment and cultural heritage.

MACROC Mission

MACROC works to facilitate and promote economic, social development and protection of the environment for the mutual benefit of member councils, the community and business.

History

The Macarthur Regional Organisation of Councils was formed in 1986. It has a successful track record of cooperation between its three member Councils - Camden Council, Campbelltown City Council and Wollondilly Shire Council.

Partnerships

MACROC works in close partnership with a large number of organisation, including:

Achievements

Since its inception MACROC has successfully completed many projects and undertaken strong advocacy on many issues affecting the region. Among many recent achievements are:

  • Macarthur Centre for Sustainable Living: For some twenty years MACROC and many community members shared a dream to form CERES Macarthur. Together with the Botanic Gardens Trust, CERES Macarthur have established the Macarthur Centre for Sustainable Living, a not for profit company located at The Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan dedicated to promoting sustainable homes and gardens in a unique and high profile education, information and demonstration centre.
  • MACROC CEO Forums: Held three times yearly, these breakfast forums are designed to bring about greater co-operation and networking by key decision makers in the region.