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Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils Ltd
November/December 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

It is an honour to be re-elected as WSROC President for another term. 

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WSROC Executive committee: Cr Frank Carbone, Cr Stephen Bali, Cr George Campbell, Cr Barry Calvert.

New Executive elected

Mayor of Blacktown Cr Stephen Bali was unanimously re-elected at the organisations Annual General Meeting this month.

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Launch of the Light Years Ahead energy efficiency initiative in Parramatta (left to right): Dr Geoffery Lee, Member for Parramatta; Cr Andrew Wilson, Lord Mayor City of Parramatta; Charles Casuscelli, WSROC CEO; Cr Stephen Bali, WSROC President.

Light Years Ahead is back!

The Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils’ (WSROC) award winning Light Years Ahead initiative is back and it’s bigger and brighter than ever.

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Stadium in Western Sydney.

Stadium splurge mocks real need

This announcement implies that major events are more important to the Government than health, schools and transport.

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Mayor of Fairfield, Frank Carbone, on the wave rider in a Santa-suit.

Surf's up in Fairfield for Christmas

When the new timetable takes effect in November, the quickest trip will be three minutes slower. Services on the Granville line will be up to 12 minutes slower.

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Aeroplane landing at sunset.

Council study finds airport noise overlooked

A study commissioned by Blue Mountains City Council has revealed the impact of Western Sydney Airport flight paths on the Great Blue Mountains World Heritage Area.

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Council officers workshopping at regional forum.

Events: What's on next month?

From the NDIS to sustainable housing and urban agriculture, learn more about the society we live in with these events.

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WSROC Annual Report 2016 - 2017 cover.

Year in review

The WSROC Annual Report includes a summary of key projects, programs and achievements for the 2016-2017 financial year.

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Premier of NSW, Gladys Berejiklian, holding a discussion with the WSROC Board of Directors.

WSROC welcomes Premier visit

Western Sydney has entered a golden age said NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian, as she addressed the WSROC Annual General Meeting.

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New WSROC Directors: Cr Benjamin Barrak, Cr Andrew Wilson, Cr George Campbell, Cr Paul Garrard.

WSROC welcomes new Directors

WSROC welcomed five new Directors at its Annual General Meeting in November.

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Child playing in water spray on a hot day.

Turn Down the Heat workshop

70 stakeholders gathered to fine tune Western Sydney's Urban Heat Strategy during November.

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Cigarette litter on the ground.

West to target cigarette butts

WSROC has received a $148,155 NSW Government grant to reduce cigarette litter in shopping strips.

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Parramatta Light Rail heading towards Olympic Park. Credit: Transport for NSW.

Rego rebate a 'start'

Waiving registration fees will come as welcome news to many motorists, but it does not address the underlying inequity in our transport system.

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Train approaching East Richmond station.

Hawkesbury protests rail timetable

When the new timetable takes effect in November, the quickest trip will be three minutes slower. Services on the Granville line will be up to 12 minutes slower.

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Western Sydney in the news


Surviving summer in the city

Why it's a terrible idea to spend $2.3 billion on half-full stadiums

Streets too narrow for garbage trucks

Billions in stadium spending is an insult to Western Sydney

WestWords finds new home for Western Sydney's first dedicated writers centre

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 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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