Temora Shire Council has enjoyed a long and fruitful association with the Sister City movement, which originated in America after World War II.
The aim of all different national associations is the same - to develop friendships between people of different countries to induce an understanding of traditions and cultures. In this way, it is hoped that a network of communications woudl be established between the Cities of the World. Sister city arrangements can also facilitate business and economic exchange that has the potential to generate export trade and the transfer of technology.
Throughout Australia over 100 local government areas have established a Sister City relationship with an overseas city or town and many have multiple links. The Australian Sister Cities Association was formed to promote the affiliation of Sister Cities by extending the hand of friendship, both nationally and internationally and by encouraging between cities and nations.
Temora Shire has entered into two Sister City relationships -
The relationship between Temora Shire Council and Izumizaki, Japan was formalised on 22nd July, 1989 when the Mayor of Temora and the Mayor of Izumizaki formally signed declarations.
The relationship between Temora Shire Council and Upington, South Africa was formalised when Shire President of Temora on 23rd March, 1995 and the Mayor of Upington on 24th October, 1994 signed declarations.
Meanwhile, a similar relationship has also been formed with a Sydney metropolitan council...
A Charter of Friendship between Temora Shire Council and Randwick City Council was formalised on 16th September, 1997 when the Mayor of Temora and the Mayor of Randwick formally signed declarations.