Today, councillors voted unanimously to support a written request to the State Government, wanting to form an umbrella North Coast Councils organisation.
Mayor Jim Simmonds was originally concerned a larger J-O would weaken Clarence Valley’s role in decision making.
“My concerns also with a much larger JO would refer to costs of another layer of government so to speak.”
The formation of the J-O relies on Coffs Harbour City Council voting in favour on Thursday.
An invitation has been extended to Bellingen Shire.