Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils Ltd
July 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

Reflecting on the last 12 months, it is astounding what WSROC and its councils have achieved together.  

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Cars travelling along motorway at night.

WSROC continues fight for fairer tolls

WSROC has continued its fight for a fairer transport system in its submission to the Australian Government’s Parliamentary Inquiry into road use charging.

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Recycling bins lined up neatly with clear signage and tagging.

Focus on: Fairfield MUDs program

Waste education in multi-unit dwellings (MUDs) can be challenging due to the frequency of rental turnover. 

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Group of four people in discussion at industry event.

Events: housing, energy and urban living

From new Census data to emerging energy markets, learn from the experts at these free events.

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M4 Toll campaign logo: Share your WestConnex experience

Tell us what you think: M4Toll

The widened M4 is now open and WSROC is calling on drivers to share their experience.

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Animal attendant petting happy dog.

Pet project for Western Sydney

Increasing pet ownership combined with population growth means that demand for animal holding facilities is expected to increase in future.

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Asbestos removalists in hazmat suits covering asbestos fibro sheeting in plastic.

41 tonnes of asbestos collected

The Western Sydney Regional Asbestos Disposal Scheme (WSRADS) has safely disposed of 41 tonnes of asbestos from homes across Western Sydney.

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On the agenda

A summary of key reports, consultations and discussion papers released during July.

Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) – Northern Road upgrade (closes 2 August, 2017)

Family and Community Services – Draft NSW Sexual Assault Strategy (closes 4 August, 2017)

Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) – Horsley Drive upgrade Environmental Investigation Report (closes 4 August, 2017)

National Parks and Wildlife Service – Discussion paper: Planning for the future of Royal National Park (closes 28 August, 2017)

Transport for NSW – Draft Disability Inclusion Action Plan 2017 – 2021 (closes 30 September, 2017)

Australian Government Department of Health – Future reform: an integrated care at home program  to support older Australians (closes 21 August 2017)

Evaluation of the Community Impact Statement requirement for liquor licence applications - Discussion Paper

Review of the Companion Animals Regulation 2008 - Discussion Paper

Western Sydney in the news

Hey Tosser campaign cleans up western Sydney roads

Tell us what you think about the newest toll

Parramatta to get two new arts venues in NSW government deal

Refugee settlement plan to help new Australian residents settle into Sydney

Blue Mountains and Blacktown councils host anti-airport forum

The perfect formula for investing in the great South West

Hawkesbury joins Climate Council's Cities Power Partnership

Cities Minister promises 'billions' for Western Sydney

MPs question state government's plan for jobs in Western Sydney

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

Important dates

Board meetings

  • Thurs 3 August 2017
  • Thurs 21 September 2017

General manager meetings

  • Thurs 7 September 2017
  • Thurs 5 October  2017


Established in 1973, the Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (WSROC) represents eight local councils in Western Sydney - Blacktown, Blue Mountains, 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.
Map of the WSROC region.
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