On Friday 16 May 2008, Weddin Shire Council signed a "Memorandum of Understanding" with Hawkesbury City Council. This was a historical event that formally developed two important relationships through the City-Country Alliance program, and is the first of its kind for Weddin Shire Council. Commonly known as a "Friendship Agreement", the document formally establishes links between Weddin Shire Council and Hawkesbury City Council to promote a greater awareness and understanding of our respective areas and lifestyles. City-Country Alliances are not dissimilar to the sister city friendship agreements that operate internationally.
Under each agreement the two Councils will seek to explore areas of mutual interest and benefit for our communities and are an opportunity to facilitate activities within our local government areas. The aim of the agreements is to also bring together local community groups and organisations in the sporting, education, business and cultural fields. There is also the potential for future joint-Council initiatives such staff exchanges, joint projects, tourism initiatives, business networking and general opportunities for promotional activities.
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