In 2015 a forum was held with the Not-for-Profit aged and community care providers within the New England region of New South Wales (NSW) to explore collaboration opportunities. After a number of forums, meetings and planning sessions a group of six providers from the Northern Inland NSW region came together and formed the NIACC Alliance. The providers are based in Bingara, Coonamble, Denman, Gunnedah, Inverell and Moree in NSW.

One of the core reasons for coming together was to be able to help each other continue to serve their respective local communities through the provision of care for the elderly. With over 450 combined beds plus a geographical coverage of 100,000 square kilometres, the NIACC Alliance has created a large scope within the region to share and pool their collective resources to increase their respective economies of scale while also creating a competitive advantage through their membership with the alliance.

Community Business Australia has been working with the board and the respective CEOs throughout the process, as well as facilitating with legal, financial and other specialist consultants to assist with the establishment and future planning of the alliance.


  • Coordination of the alliance working party
  • Documentation of forums, strategic meeting and board meetings
  • Facilitation of the alliance formation
  • Facilitate strategic planning process
  • Documentation of strategic plan and alliance reports
  • Coordination of specialists consultants and their respective reports
  • Grant application for financial support


  • Formation of the Northern Inland NSW Aged & Community Care Alliance
  • Strategic Planning processes developed and implemented
  • Successful grant application for new alliance
  • New legal entity formed – NIACC Alliance LTD

“Patrick Herd, CBA has worked alongside the NIACC Alliance for almost 2 years, guiding the alliance through the first tentative steps to the creation of a new company NIACC – Patrick’s capability to deliver outcomes in a professional and collegiate way has resulted in paving the way for a brighter future for 6 charitable aged care organisations. 

 Patrick, and his CBA colleagues’ support has been invaluable during the development phase of the NIACC Alliance and their project management skills, breadth of industry knowledge and commercial approach has made the NIACC journey much easier to travel. I would have no hesitation in recommending Patrick and CBA services to others.

Sue Thomson – Chair, NIACC Alliance

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