The ACT Government recognises the role the ACT and Canberra plays within the broader region – as a city in its own right, as the nation's capital, and as a regional hub servicing a population of over 800,000 people.
The ACT and surrounding region South East region of NSW are intrinsically linked. Effective and productive regional engagement mechanisms will facilitate a mature relationship between the two jurisdictions, to enhance opportunities and improve outcomes for the community.
The relationship between the ACT and NSW Governments is framed by the Memorandum of Understanding for Regional Collaboration, originally signed in December 2011 and refreshed in 2016.
Engagement with NSW Local Councils takes place through a number of mechanisms, including the Canberra Region Joint Organisation and direct meetings between the Chief Minister and local Mayors.