Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils Ltd
February 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

Sydney's current tolling system presents major equity issues for Western Sydney says WSROC President.

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Fairfield Settlement Symposium 2016.

Putting people back into planning

Sydney’s future is being planned right now, so how do we ensure our region is a more liveable place for our residents?

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Nepalese community group at Cumberland Council waste education workshop.

Asbestos collections back by popular demand

Western Sydney councils are offering households free disposal for small amounts of asbestos sheeting.

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Turn Down the Heat forum invitation

Tackling heat together

With another month of record heat in February, WSROC’s Turn Down the Heat forum could not come soon enough.

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Grey-roofed houses in new Western Sydney estate.

Protecting our precious waste lands

The amount of land available for waste management in the Sydney basin is quickly diminishing.

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On the agenda

A summary of key reports, policies and discussion papers released during January.

LGNSW Network for Refugee, Humanitarian and Migrant Settlement (Open to all LGNSW members).

NSW Department of Planning and Environment - Social impact assessment - Draft guidelines for State significant mining, petroleum production and extractive industry developments  (consultation closes 3 March 2017)

Roads and Maritime Services - Intersection improvements, Homebush (consultation closes 6 March, 2017)

NSW Local Land Services - Regional Strategic Weed Management Plan 2017 - 2022 (consultation closes 8 March, 2017)

NSW Department of Planning and Environment - Legislative updates to the EP&A Act (consultation closes 10 March 2017)

NSW Department of Planning and Environment - changes to the Environmental Planning and Assessment Amendment (ePlanning) Regulation 2017 (consultation closes 15 March, 2017)

Greater Sydney Commission - draft District Plans (consultation closes 31 March 2017)
- Central West
- West
- South West

Western Sydney in the news

Sydney weather: How urbanisation creates hot microclimates in our suburbs

Clean-up scheme: Got any asbestos stored away in the shed

Temperatures should be measured in city's west, not CBD

Blacktown City says no to Energy from Waste facility

Parramatta Light Rail brings big changes to Carlingford line

Performers announced for Fairfield Bring It On! Festival

NSW Government reaffirms its promise to move Powerhouse to Parramatta.

$99 million resort is now on the agenda at Twin Creeks

Call for Nurragingy-style water parks in Hawkesbury

M4 toll pays for road upgrade

Fridge buyback scheme proves popular in Blue Mountains

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

  • Thursday 4 May 2017
  • Thursday 13 July 2017

General manager meetings

  • Thurs 9 Mar 2017
  • Thurs 18 May 2017


Established in 1973, the Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (WSROC) represents nine local councils in Western Sydney - Blacktown, Blue Mountains, Canterbury-Bankstown, 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.
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