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Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils Ltd
July/August 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
WSROC President Clr Barry Calvert

President’s message: Board endorses WSEP

 

The winter months have not been idle, with some positive developments for member councils and WSROC projects.


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WSROC meets with Ministers

WSROC’s President and CEO met with the new Ministers for Planning and Public Spaces, Energy and Environment, and Water following their appointment after the NSW Election in March.

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Councils collaborate on cool LEPs

WSROC and NSROC have teamed up to provide guidance to councils to integrate urban heat objectives into the current LEP Review process being undertaken by Sydney councils.

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Next gen planners trained to tackle heat


The Turn Down the Heat Strategy is set to become required reading for Western Sydney University students studying the Master of Planning degree.

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WSROC secures funding for cool rating tool


WSROC has successfully secured $108,000 in Increasing Resilience to Climate Change Funding (IRCC) to build the region’s resilience extreme heat.
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Wasting time: NSW's planning crisis

 

The news that the NSW Government is falling short on its waste responsibilities comes as no surprise to Western Sydney councils, faced with increasingly strained waste management infrastructure.
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M4 Tunnels take their toll 


The opening of the M4 tunnels segment of the WestConnex motorway will bring a swifter ride for Western Sydney commuters, but at a stiff price.

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Relief for Emergency Services Levy


WSROC has welcomed the NSW Government’s announcement that they will fund the first year of the Emergency Services Levy increase.

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Heat strategy presented to the NGA 

WSROC in partnership with Blacktown City Council presented the Turn Down the Heat Strategy to the National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA) Symposium on 4 July.

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Parramatta study: Reduce urban heat by 2 degrees

New research funded by City of Parramatta Council and CRC for Low Carbon Living (CRCLCL) has revealed ways temperatures in Western Sydney can be reduced by as much as 2°C.

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Western Sydney in the news
 

NRMA Insurance helps tackle heat stress in Western Sydney

Lane markings changed as M4 East drivers confused by 'A44' at tunnels' entry

Western Sydney growth needs graduates

Time to test the West for diabetes

How to 'future-proof' Western Sydney

Your community: brought to you by your council

New guide highlights best of the west 

What the new Northern Road / M4 interchange will look like

Ubipark and Liverpool council provide smart parking solution

'An afterthought': Call for overhaul of Sydney's Central City

Tackling litter in NSW's second-largest LGA

Levy delay leaves funding hole for Parramatta Light Rail second stage


 

Upcoming events


Blacktown Night Markets 30 August

Eat Your Heart Out | Liverpool 31 August

Dementia Awareness Month  - September 


Fathers' Day 1 September

Women's Health Week 2 - 6 September

Cabramatta Moon Festival 8 September

National Threatened Species Day 7 September

RUOK Day 12 September

Parramatta Lanes Festival  15 - 18 October

Lithgow Halloween 26 October

Blacktown Diwali Lights Competition 23 September - 18 October



 
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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
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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