Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils Ltd
September 2016 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 similing wearing black suit with white shirt and black and white tie

From the President

The 2016 council elections have come and gone and I would like to congratulate all new and re-elected councillors.

I would also like to thank outgoing councillors for the commitment they have shown their communities over the past years.

The role of local government is becoming increasingly important as our local communities position themselves to respond to the opportunities and the challenges of living in Western Sydney. 

The aspirations and needs of Western Sydney have attracted a renewed focus from both the Federal and State Governments - and rightly so.

I am excited about these next four years. Game changing projects like the Western Sydney Airport have the potential to turbo-charge development and services in Greater Western Sydney. But we need to get this right. 

The recently released Environmental Impact Statement provides some additional detail about the proposed airport,  and I am pleased to see the government has committed to designing flight paths that minimise noise over residential areas.

I am also pleased to see that the government’s approach to rail infrastructure will be holistic, addressing the needs of both the proposed airport and the Western Sydney region as a whole.

However, I will keep reiterating that Western Sydney needs more than an airport to address the inequities it faces.

These inequities are a product of years of neglect and can only be addressed through a dedicated, long-term strategy that considers a range of social, environmental and economic factors.

Cllr Tony Hadchiti

WSROC President

Aeroplane flying over residential area.

Western Sydney Airport EIS

The final Western Sydney Airport EIS addresses some of the issues raised by Western Sydney councils, but does not take away all concerns.

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Commuters walking up stairs at Western Sydney train station.

Job deficit report gives insight

The Greater Western Sydney jobs deficit report has confirmed the need for a dedicated, strategic approach to jobs and economic development in the region.

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Focus on:  Fairfield cares for the environment

Focus on: Fairfield Council caring for the environment

Caring for the environment is high on the agenda at Fairfield City Council.

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NSW Tidy Roads steering committee group.

WSROC's leadership on litter recognised

WSROC selected to represent councils in the exclusive Tidy Roads Steering Committee. 

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Child holding aluminium cans for recycling.

Container Deposit Scheme

WSROC advocates for the CDS benefits to be passed on to the community.

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Woman walking in Blacktown town centre.

Step it up - Walktober is coming

Spring has arrived and there’s never been a better time to get walking in your local area.

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Important dates

Board meetings

  • Thurs 20 Oct 2016
  • Thurs 1 Dec 2016

General manager meetings

  • Thurs 24 Nov 2016
  • Thurs 2 Feb 2017


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.
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