The Governor of New South Wales proclaimed Clarence Valley Council (CVC) on the 25 February 2004. This proclamation co-joined the former general purpose Council's of Copmanhurst, Grafton, Maclean and Pristine Waters and activities of North Coast Water and Clarence River County Council.
Councils in New South Wales are supported by Integrated Planning and Reporting (IP&R) framework which is an integrated approach to all planning. We have been successfully meeting our IP&R obligations since its introduction in 2009. IP&R is also informed by other State and Regional Plans for example, the Disability Inclusion Action Plan and the North Coast Regional Plan 2036.