Dubbo Regional Council is still waiting to hear from the NSW government to know if it can form a new joint organisation.
Joint organisations were established by the NSW government in 2018 as a way for councils to work together on regional projects. At the time, Dubbo decided not to join due to the high cost and concern over the western councils being cut out.
In April, in tight vote, the councillors decided to create their own group, rather than join Bogan, Gilgandra, Mid-Western Regional, Narromine, Warren and Warrumbungle councils in the Orana JO.
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But there has been no response.
"We are waiting for a response from the Local Government Minister Shelley Hancock on our proposal to create a new joint organisation," Dubbo mayor Ben Shields said.
"Until we get feedback from the minister, it is difficult for council to do anything further towards a new JO."
If Ms Hancock doesn't allow council to start its own organisation, council plans to take no further action until after a review is done of the current JOs - which is expected within the next six months.
It was a split decision to start a new JO at the April meeting.
Councillors John Ryan, Dayne Gumley, Greg Mohr, Vicki Etheridge and Ben Shields were for it, while councillors Stephen Lawrence, Jane Diffey, David Grant, Kevin Parker and Anne Jones were against it.
The mayor used his deciding vote for council to consider starting its own joint organisation.