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Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils Ltd
March/April 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

With summer weather lingering into the latter half of autumn, the NSW Government’s plan to plant 5 million trees across Sydney could not be timelier.

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Australian Government sign for the Western Sydney Airport site at Badgerys Creek.

Government response to toll inquiry lazy

WSROC is concerned by the NSW Government’s dismissive response to the Parliamentary Inquiry into Sydney’s road tolls.

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What does the City Deal mean for the West?

The long awaited Western City Deal was finally announced in March, following months of negotiation by participating councils.

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Visit Sydney's West campaign launched

Western Sydney Business Connection has launched a new destination marketing portal for Sydney's West.

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(Backrow L-R): Project mentor David Clarkson and Penrith Mayor John Thain with the five creatives who will take on the first project of the DiG (Digital) Maker Space Program. Image: Penrith City Council.

Penrith bus shelter beats the heat

An innovative new bus shelter, designed to protect people from extreme heat, has been installed at Derby Street Kingswood.

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China policy a wake up call for waste planning

The loss of China as a recycling export market should be a wake-up call for the importance of waste planning says WSROC.

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Regional program targets cigarette butts

Western Sydney councils are calling on residents to help keep the region clean by properly disposing of cigarette butts.

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Powerhouse move about equity

WSROC has reiterated its support for the establishment of network of Powerhouse Museums, performance and art galleries across Western Sydney.

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People before pokies in Fairfield

New poker machine legislation does nothing to reduce the number of machines in high risk areas says Mayor of Fairfield Frank Carbone.

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Hawkesbury Mayor Mary Lyons-Buckett meeting with HEN volunteers and cafe operators who have registered as Responsible Cafes. Credit: Hawkesbury City Council.

Hawkesbury calls for responsible cafes

Hawkesbury City Council has entered into an exciting new partnership with Hawkesbury Environmental Network (HEN) and the nationally recognised Responsible Cafes.

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Western Sydney in the news


Councils, industry call for national waste and recycling plan

NSW Government announces cap on new pokies in problem gambling hotspots

Affected residents urged to contact Hawkesbury MP over Bells Line road corridor

New app and website to boost visitor economy in Sydney's West

House prices in pockets of Western Sydney increased by up to $2000 a day

Plans for Western Sydney incinerator set to be rejected

How Western Sydney is tackling the mysterious 'heat island' effect

FLAME ignites local music scene in Western Sydney

Bin the butt and help keep Western Sydney clean

Western Sydney homeowners on notice as NSW Government finalises road and rail corridor plans

PM unveils Western Sydney City Deal

Powerhouse Museum should move to Western Sydney where the majority of the population lives

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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