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Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils Ltd
September/October 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: welcome new Mayors

 

The past months have been busy with significant news and events; firstly, Mayoral elections were held in three electorates.

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Walking Volunteers take the first steps at the launch event

Great West Walk launched

The Great West Walk opens up a new 65km walking route from the Parramatta River to the foot of the Blue Mountains; delivering new links in Sydney’s Green Grid.
 

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Litter on the ground at a park

Councils take on takeaway litter


WSROC will deliver a new anti-litter program with participating councils, targeting the huge quantities of food and drink containers and packaging left in public spaces - costing councils $14 million annually.

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Gum trees framing blue sky

Cumberland and Liverpool win Sustainable Cities Awards


Cumberland and Liverpool Councils have “cleaned up” at the Keep Australia Beautiful NSW Sustainable Cities Awards 2019, winning six awards between them.
 

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Aerial view of Western Sydney housing development

Flight paths needed for best planning outcomes

 

WSROC has expressed concern after Western Sydney Airport CEO, Graham Millett, confirmed indicative flight paths would not be available until late 2021 at the earliest.
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People in motion at a train station

Independent review needed

WSROC calls for an independent review of the financial and funding arrangements between local government and the NSW and Commonwealth Governments.

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WSROC's Judith Bruinsma speaking at Climathon

Climathon: seeking heatwave resilience


Over 100 cities from around the world participated in a global 24 hour Climathon on 25 October 2019. 

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Jenny Hill, pictured with Sue Martin, President of the Australian Association for Environmental Education NSW Chapter, and Patron of AAEE NSW Costa Georgiadis

Blue Mountains Council officer wins Environmental Educator Awards

Jenny Hill has won the NSW Environmental Educator of the Year award, as well as the AAEE NSW Government Education Award for outstanding contribution to Environmental Education in NSW.

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Western Sydney in the news
 

Seven new train stations confirmed for Western Sydney Metro

Western Sydney councils battle scourge of abandoned shopping trolleys

Sydney's new 65km walking track stretches from Parramatta to Penrith

Risk of Diabetes is rising in Western Sydney

Your Community - brought to you by your council

First Class view from Western Sydney Airport Experience Centre

Flight path controversy reignites on one year anniversary of construction start

Liverpool, the surprise star of Australia's future city planning

First glimpse at Western Sydney's new airport terminal

Climate strike: Western Sydney protest calls PM

Committee for Sydney announces Smart Cities Award winners

Doonside station campaign headed for state parliament

Critics question climate emergencies as 12th Sydney council makes declaration

$137 million shop-top towers planned for Blacktown CBD
 

Upcoming events


Futurama Fairfield  - From October 26

Nominations for Fairfield City Women's Day Awards - Open Nov 1

Asbestos Awareness month - November

World Diabetes Day - 14 November

Liverpool Market Day Fundraiser - 17 November

Blacktown Sustainability Hub Working Bee - 24 November

Amplified Part II  31 October, continuing

Discover Cumberland Workshop - 4 November

Myanmar Cultural Festival - 23 November

Hawkesbury Second Hand Saturday - 16 November

Light Up Windsor - 23 November

Parramatta Foundation Festival - 31 October - 3 November

Free Hartley Picnic Under the Stars - supporting drought-affected communities - 2 November



 
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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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