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Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils Ltd
April 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

As we come to the end of the first quarter of 2017, it is a good time to look back on the significant amount of activity within Western Sydney, and the programs WSROC is conducting in partnership with its members.

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New housing estate in Western Sydney.

WSROC supports healthy planning review


WSROC has supported the inclusion of a health and community resilience object as part of the review of the NSW Government’s Environmental Planning and Assessment Act.

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Aeroplane flying over field.

WSROC excluded from flight path consultation

WSROC has expressed disappointment at its exclusion from a forum informing flight paths for Western Sydney Airport. 

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M4 motorway with old 'cash' toll lane.

Councils unite before 
tolling inquiry


WSROC and the Mayors of Penrith and Blacktown gave evidence a Parliamentary Inquiry into road tolling this month.

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Western Sydney Airport signage in rural surrounds.

Connecting communities to airport key

WSROC has said from day one that if an airport is to be built in Western Sydney, it must connect with the region’s communities.

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WSROC staff at Love Food Hate Waste event stall.

Local Government Awards now open

Have you been involved in an outstanding project over the last 12 months? Entries for a number of Local Government Award categories are now open.

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On the agenda


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

Australian Department of Health - Social and Cultural Determinants of Indigenous Health (closes 5 May, 2017)

UrbanGrowth NSW - Draft Sustainability Strategy (closes 10 May, 2017)

NSW  Department of Primary Industries - NSW Wild Dog Management Strategy (closes 12 May, 2017)

Australian Department of Health - National CALD Ageing and Aged Care Strategy Review (closes 12 May, 2017)

NSW EPA - Illegal Dumping Research Report (Published 27 March 2017)

NSW Legislative Council - Inquiry into energy from waste technology (closes 28 May, 2017)

NSW Legislative Council - Inquiry into regional development and global Sydney (closes 4 June, 2017)

Western Sydney in the news


Weekly cap on road tolls

Drivers face extra $2000 fee under new toll prices

Sydney councils join forces with RMS and EPA to tackle litter

Penrith, Blacktown mayors call for more toll equity and caps

Two rail lines needed to connect the region

Cumberland Council considers cutting verge mowing service

Sydney Powerhouse Museum: Fears collection may be split

Politicians, community on same page at latest Eastern Creek incinerator forum

Whetherill Park hotel plans to service new airport

Parramatta CBD Strategic Transport Study released

Plan to unlock unused defence land to ease housing crisis
WSROC submissions

WSROC submission to the Greater Sydney Commission Draft District Plans
- South West
- West Central
- West

Submission to the draft Medium Density Design Guide and Design Code

Submission to the draft amendments to the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act

Submission to the draft amendments to the State Environmental Planning Policy (Infrastructure SEPP) 2007

Submission on the 2019 - 2024 NSW Framework and Approach (Public Lighting)

Submission regarding the inclusion of health and community resilience objects in the review of the NSW Planning System

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
Shop.Cook.Save.
Light Years Ahead

Important dates


Board meetings

  • Thursday 4 May 2017
  • Thursday 13 July 2017

General manager meetings

  • Thurs 18 May 2017
  • Thurs 27 July 2017

About WSROC


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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