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Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils Ltd
May/June 2018 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 reach the mid-way point for 2018, it’s an opportune time to reflect on WSROC’s work over the last six months. 

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Training staff to deliver better buildings

As Western Sydney moves to higher density living, councils are working hard to ensure new buildings contain the best waste collection and recycling facilities for residents. 

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WSROC welcomes commitment to West events

WSROC has applauded the NSW Government’s decision to invest in a new landmark event for Western Sydney.

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Inquiry won't solve parking pain

A recent inquiry into commuter car parking has failed to address basic issues of supply and demand says WSROC.

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Flower festival and youth strategy winners for Cumberland

Cumberland Council has two big winners at the Local Government Excellence Awards held on 7 June 2018.

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Fairfield calls on residents to bin the butt

Fairfield City Council is calling on residents to help keep the City clean by properly disposing of cigarette butts.

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NSW Budget: What's in it for the West?

The NSW Budget has missed a golden opportunity to deliver the infrastructure required to support the one million people moving into Western Sydney over the next 18 years.

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Infrastructure first, housing second

WSROC has welcomed the NSW Government’s decision to hold back on development in areas where infrastructure is not coping with demand.

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Western launches sustainability hub

Western Sydney University seeks input on the development of a Sustainable and Resilient Cities Collaborative Hub.

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$740 million 
transformation of Liverpool Hospital

Mayor Wendy Waller has welcomed the $740 million commitment to transform Liverpool Hospital into the largest standalone facility in Australia by 2026.

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Parramatta's new ‘smart street’

Coloured lighting, sensors in ‘smart bins’ that advise when they are reaching capacity, more CCTV, and Wi-Fi capabilities will help make Phillip Street a ‘smart street’. 

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Consultations and reports


Transport for NSW - Roads Regulation 2018 (closes 20 July, 2018)

NSW Department of Industry - Border Fence Maintenance Regulation 2018 (closes 17 July, 2018)

Office of Environment and Heritage - Wildlife licensing changes under Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016 (closes 24 July, 2018)

NSW Fair Trading - Gas and Electricity Regulation 2018 (closes 4 July 2018)

Parliamentary Inquiry - Impact of the WestConnex Project (submissions close 31 August 2018)

Parliamentary Inquiry - National Disability Insurance Scheme in NSW (submissions close mid-August 2018)

Western Sydney in the news


Hundreds of homes saved as government backs down on western Sydney corridors

Government woos Western Sydney voters with infrastructure projects in NSW Budget

Liverpool's $740m health precinct will rival the greatest in the world

Don't let your money go up in smoke this winter

Western Sydney retail: Zoning revamp 'key' to more vibrant CBDs

Local Government sector support builds for Blue Mountains over suspension threat

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
Aerial shot of greenfield housing development.

About WSROC


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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