Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils Ltd
June 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

The 2017-18 NSW Budget offered few surprises for infrastructure investment, however there were some great wins for health services and young people.

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Pile of black garbage bags in a green field.

Energy from waste part of bigger issue

Energy from waste is currently taking centre stage on the political agenda but it is just a small part of a much bigger issue.

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Teachers from Granville Performing Arts High School collecting excess office supplies from City of Parramatta.

Focus on: Parramatta R3 program

City of Parramatta's R3 program sought to prevent waste and maximise resource recovery during the relocation of its administration building and library.

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Child riding his bicycle along a pathway near a lake. Leafy housing  estate in background.

Building liveable cities

Want to learn more about how we can build liveable cities of the future? These free events offer the latest research on urban heat, air quality, biodiversity and city living.

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2017-18 NSW Budget papers

NSW Budget 2017

What's in the budget for Western Sydney?

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WSROC President, Cr Stephen Bali holds aluminium can in front of anti-littering billboard at Auburn train station.

Regional campaign drives down litter

The results are in. Western Sydney’s roadside litter campaign has successfully driven down litter across the region’s main roads.

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Traffic heading east on M4 motorway.

WestConnex should fund West

Any revenue made from the sale of WestConnex should be reinvested in public transport for Western Sydney says WSROC.

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Young people outside community centre in Western Sydney

Beyond stereotypes: Generation West

A recent survey conducted by NFP Youth Action has asked what makes Western Sydney's young people  smile.

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On the agenda

A summary of key reports, consultations and discussion papers released during June.

NSW EPA - Proposed Environmentally Hazardous Chemicals Regulation 2017 (closes 7 July, 2017)

NSW EPA - Draft Pesticides Regulation 2017 and Regulatory Impact Statement (closes 7 July, 2017)

NSW EPA - Draft Protection of the Environment Operations (Noise Control) Regulation 2017 (closes 7 July, 2017)

NSW Fair Trading - Draft Plumbing and Drainage Regulation (closes 7 July, 2017)

NSW Department of Planning and Environment  - Greenfield Housing Code (closes 7 July, 2017) 

Office of Local  Government - Companion Animals Regulation Review (closes 19 July, 2017)

NSW Department of Industry - Liquor and Gaming - Review of Community Impact Statement (closes July 26, 2017)

NSW Environment Protection Authority - Illegal Dumping Strategy in NSW (closes 31 July, 2017)

NSW Environment Protection Authority - NSW Litter Prevention Strategy 2017-20 (closes 31 July, 2017)

Evaluation of the Community Impact Statement requirement for liquor licence a
pplications - Discussion Paper.

Review of the Companion Animals  Regulation 2008 - Discussion Paper

Sydney Metro West consultation, Parramatta, 26 - 29 July, 2017

Western Sydney in the news

Councils in Western Sydney working together to tackle urban heat problem

Anger over lost voice on airport panel

EPA and roads and maritime services partner with local councils

Premier announces widened M4 to open on July15

Report: West best for young people

WestConnex should fund public transport

Budget 2017: Big boost for Western Sydney

New metro service to link Western Sydney Airport with Sydney

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

  • Thurs 3 August 2017
  • Thurs 21 September 2017

General manager meetings

  • Thurs 7 September 2017


Established in 1973, the Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (WSROC) represents eight local councils in Western Sydney - Blacktown, Blue Mountains, 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.
Map of the WSROC region.
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