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Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils Ltd
March 2017 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

Airport essentials must be locked down if project is to achieved promised outcomes.

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Speakers and MC at the WSROC Turn Down the Heat Forum.

Turning down the heat together

Over 90 stakeholders from across Western Sydney attended Turn down the heat forum on Thursday to address one of the region’s burning issues – extreme heat.

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Map of Western Sydney District boundaries

Commissioning a greater Sydney

As consultation on the Greater Sydney Commission's draft District Plans come to a close, what will Western Sydney ask for?

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Person littering from a car whilst driving on a highway.

Innovative partnership tackles litter


Roads and Maritime Services, NSW Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) and 10 Western Sydney councils will join forces to reduce and prevent roadside litter in Sydney’s West this month.


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Social Commissioner Heather Nesbitt consulting with Western Sydney's community sector at Liveability Forum.

West to put people back in planning


Over 100 stakeholders from across Western Sydney turned out to plan a more liveable future for Western Sydney this month.

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M4 motorway with old 'cash' toll lane.

Toll review must be broader

This inquiry is the perfect opportunity to explore a broader, more innovative range of pricing models and assess their impact on the community.

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On the agenda


A summary of key reports, policies and discussion papers released during March.

LGNSW Network for Refugee, Humanitarian and Migrant Settlement (Open to all LGNSW members).

Roads and Maritime Services - Windsor Bridge replacement (closes, 7 April, 2017)

UrbanGrowth NSW - Draft Sustainability Strategy (closes, 10 May, 2017)

Parramatta City Council - Culture and Our City (discussion paper)
 

Western Sydney in the news


Lower your electricity bills and reduce the heat island effect by planting more trees

Parliamentary toll inquiry should find 'smarter' price models for western Sydney commuters

Don't just clean up: help catch litter bugs

Blacktown Harvest Hub supplies fruit and veggies to your doorstep

Council submission to GSC calls for rail corridor to be reserved

Sydney Airport CEO Kerrie Mather resigns as crucial decision on Badgerys Creek looms

$700 million energy from waste facility at Eastern Creek goes to PAC

The case for the Powerhouse's move west

JMD-designed park opens in Sydney's west 

Labor on the return of the M4 toll

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
Shop.Cook.Save.
Light Years Ahead

Important dates


Board meetings

  • Thursday 4 May 2017
  • Thursday 13 July 2017

General manager meetings

  • Thurs 18 May 2017
  • Thurs 27 July 2017

About WSROC


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

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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