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Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils Ltd
January/February 2019 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

President’s Message: Election advocacy

With both the NSW and federal elections not far off, WSROC is busy advocating on our region’s priority issues. 

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State Member for Parramatta, Geoff Lee, Lord Mayor of Parramatta, Cr Andrew Wilson and Mayor of Blacktown, Cr Stephen Bali at launch of Energy Efficiency Light Program

West joins forces on energy efficiency

Eight Western Sydney councils are joining forces on a more coordinated approach to energy efficiency with a two-year program due to kick off in February.

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New medium density development in Western Sydney

Escalating waste planning in LEP review

WSROC has been working with councils to ensure waste and recycling objectives are elevated as part of the Local Environment Plan review process.

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WSROC President Mayor Barry Calvert.

Make heat a Premier's Priority

WSROC has called on the NSW Government to make urban heat a Premier’s Priority following another week of scorching weather across the state.

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Recycling Bin at Richmond Park

WSROC wins grant to tackle litter

WSROC has been awarded a $85,000 NSW EPA grant to target food and drink packaging littered in community parks and carparks across Western Sydney.

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Resident taking heat measurements with thermal sensor in Citizen Science Program

Citizen Science program kicks off

Seven Greater Western Sydney councils have joined a nation-wide citizen science program in partnership with University of New South Wales and RMIT.

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ALGA Women’s Association Conference 

In the lead up to International Women’s Day, the Australian Local Government Women’s Association has opened registration for its major conferences, both of which are to be held in Western Sydney. 

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Western Sydney in the news


Low-incomes could benefit from WSROC Energy Efficiency

Call to make urban heat out west a ‘premier’s priority’ 

Heat sensor study to help cool down future

'A solar oven': The true temperature inside a classroom

Climate change bushfire risk: 60 councils attend forum

Why $110 billion is not enough to fix Sydney’s transport woes

Lessons from Western Sydney's City Deal

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

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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