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Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils Ltd
July/August 2018 edition - General news
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Navy blue WSROC logo with wave design within the O and words undernteath - Advocating for the people of Western Sydney
WSROC President, Cr Stephen Bali.

Message from the President

It has been a busy start to the new financial year as WSROC dives in to projects that will improve sustainability, affordability and liveability for Western Sydney residents. 

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Lithgow to join the West

Lithgow City Council is set to become a member of WSROC after formally accepting an invitation to join the regional organisation in July. 

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Parramatta streetlight project reaches halfway

The second round of the Light Years Ahead program is well under way with over half of Parramatta’s LED lighting replacement project now complete.

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Doctor talking to patient about health issues. Credit: SolStock

Diabetes campaign calls on West to get tested

Type 2 diabetes is especially common in Western Sydney, with rates 2-3 times higher than Sydney’s coastal suburbs.

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Applications open for NSW Youth Advisory Council

Membership of the YAC is open to children and young people aged 12-24 residing in NSW.  Applications are sought from diverse locations, backgrounds and life experiences.

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Councils continue war on waste to 2021

Western Sydney councils are on a mission to reduce waste and increase recycling under a new four year strategy launched on 25 July, 2018. 

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WSROC recognised in Resilience Sydney Strategy

WSROC's Turn Down the Heat Strategy has been identified as a flagship action under Sydney’s first resilience strategy.

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Rego rebate a drop in the ocean for inequity

WSROC is greatly disappointed that the NSW Government continues to ignore the growing burden of transport costs to the workers and families of Western Sydney.   

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WSROC Regional Waste Team Leader, Amanda Bombaci, presents at 2018 Litter Congress.

Western Sydney presents at Litter Congress 2018

Western Sydney councils showed they are leading the way on litter management presenting four case studies at 2018 NSW Litter Congress in July.

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Consultations and reports


Building Professionals Board - Building & Development Bill (closes 4 September, 2018)

Department of Industry - Draft Floodplain Management Plan (closes 13 September, 2018)

Department of Justice - Multicultural Plan (closes 21 September, 2018)

Department of Justice - Disability Inclusion Action Plan (closes 21 September, 2018)

Department of Planning and Environment - Everyone Can Plan in NSW (closes 21 September, 2019)

Aboriginal Housing Office - Aboriginal Social Housing Strategy (closes 31 January, 2019)

Department of Planning and Environment - Western Sydney Aerotropolis Stage 1 Land Use and Infrastructure Implementation Plan

Submission to the Endeavour Energy Electricity Distribution Price Review Process for 2019-2024 

Western Sydney Regional Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Strategy 2017 - 2021

Western Sydney in the news


Suburb "Cool Scores" key to solving Sydney's heatwave woes

Western Sydney councils release four year plan for waste

A blueprint for a cleaner Western Sydney

Looking to the east: Lithgow to join Western Sydney councils group

Western Sydney Diabetes study results revealed

Sydney bushfire season starts in winter: 'We may have to rethink how we live'

Land around Western Sydney airport to be rezoned by 2019

Our projects


WSROC manages a number of co-funded projects and community programs on behalf of its members. Learn more about our current projects via the links below.
Western Sydney Regional Waste Strategy
Light Years Ahead Energy Efficiency Initiative
Turn Down the Heat
Aerial shot of greenfield housing development.

About WSROC


Established in 1973, the Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (WSROC) represents eight local councils in Greater Western Sydney - Blacktown, Blue Mountains, Cumberland, Fairfield, Hawkesbury, Lithgow, Liverpool and Parramatta.

With a reputation for considered policy analysis and bipartisan advocacy, WSROC brings a collective voice to those issues which are crucial for Western Sydney's growing population.

WSROC's ongoing commitment to the region is demonstrated by its joint procurement programs, co-funded project work and shared community activities.
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