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Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils Ltd
January/February 2020 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 Clr Barry Calvert

President’s message 
 

A particularly trying summer has preceded this most recent e-news publication. As a group, WSROC experienced some of the most frightening and upsetting elements of the bushfires and flooding events – and, as a group, we have endured and are embarked upon the recovery process.


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Western Sydney councils unite on energy


Nine councils in Western Sydney have launched a new strategy to slash emissions and boost energy savings for a more sustainable, affordable energy future.


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WSROC's grant plan for urban heat


WSROC will expand its work on urban heat mitigation with a grant from Increasing Resilience to Climate Change fund.
 

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Austroads clear zones limit tree planting


Stakeholders in the local government, health and research sectors discuss how current road design guidelines limit councils’ capacity to deliver street tree plantings across Western Sydney.


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WSROC welcomes RFS Commissioner


NSW Rural Fire Service Commissioner, Shane Fitzsimmons, attended the WSROC Board Meeting at Cumberland City Council to discuss how local government can work with state and federal agencies to improve resilience for future bushfires.



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Blacktown Mayor elected WSROC Senior Vice President


WSROC Board has elected a new Senior Vice President, Clr Tony Bleasdale, Mayor of Blacktown City Council.


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'Refill Don't Landfill' campaign launch

 

The WSROC Green Caffeen swap-and-go coffee cup project launches in March, with Mayors heading to their local participating cafes for events across the region. 
 

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Invest for growth in the West



WSROC has expressed concern that recent changes to Western Sydney’s projected growth will further increase the infrastructure backlog.


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Western Sydney in the news
 

How to mitigate the impacts of heatwaves in inland suburbs – Clr Barry Calvert interviewed on ABC PM with Linda Mottram

Deputy Premier visits Lithgow, Clarence and Dargan

NSW public transport surges past government predictions

NSW Labor revives push to ban property developers on local councils

Blacktown City Council acknowledges climate emergency and moves toward 100 per cent renewables

UV Smart playground set to cool Merrylands

'Community coming together': Fairfield Council donates $125,000 to bushfire relief

Blacktown City appeal for fire victims

Hawkesbury bushfire recovery funding

Western Sydney Councils have partnered on swap-and-go coffee cup scheme

Housing projections place Liverpool at the heart of growth

Councils unite in energy push

Slowdown in pace of housing developments unevenly spread across Sydney
 

Upcoming events


International Women's Day Liverpool events- 8 March

Holi Festival Cumberland - 8 March

Parramasala City of Parramatta 13-15 March

Blue Mountains Music Festival - 13-15 March

Run West - Western Sydney Parklands - 29 March

Bring it On! Festival - Fairfield City - 4 April

Liverpool on a Roll - 18 April 

Ironfest Lithgow - 18-19 April

Hawkesbury Show - 1 May

Blacktown Medieval Fayre - 23 May

Celebrate Warami - City of Parramatta - 27 May - 3 June


 

Stay posted: Newsletters


The Gecko - Blue Mountains Bush Care

The Pulse - City of Parramatta Summer edition

Fairfield Flyer - keeping businesses abreast of CBD issues and events

Cumberland Council enews

Hawkesbury City news

Lithgow City Media page

Liverpool Life newsletter

Sustaining Liverpool newsletter

Blacktown city news and media

 
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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
Western Sydney Energy Program
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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