Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils Ltd
January/February 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 end of February, it is clear that 2018 is shaping up to be as action-packed as 2017.

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Australian Government sign for the Western Sydney Airport site at Badgerys Creek.

Airport noise fund a good first step

WSROC has welcomed the federal government’s $75 million commitment to noise abatement around Western Sydney Airport.

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Zest Award winners pose for a photo. Image: ZEST

Zest of the West

A number of WSROC councils picked up top gongs at Western Sydney's premier community sector awards in January. 

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Stadium in Western Sydney.

Liverpool slams Moorebank approval

The green light has been given to a noisy, dirty concrete crushing plant after the NSW Supreme Court rejected a last-ditch appeal by Liverpool City Council.

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Cumberland Mayor Cr Greg Cummings and Poppy the Possum with community reading boxes. Image: Cumberland City Council.

Cumberland's launches community reading boxes

Cumberland Council is launching a Community Reading Box Project thanks to assistance from Granville Men’s Shed.

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Timber frame for a new house in Western Sydney.

WSROC slams IHAPS legislation

WSROC has called out the NSW Government’s mandatory IHAPs as another round of undemocratic reform.

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Destination NSW CEO, Sandra Chipchase with WSROC President Cr Stephen Bali

Councils briefed on visitor economy strategy

Western Sydney councils gathered on March 1st for a briefing on the Destination NSW Western Sydney Visitor Economy Strategy.

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Joggers crossing a local bridge along the Penrith River walk.

Event: FitNSW 2018

The upcoming FitNSW conference will showcase best practice built environment and planning initiatives to encourage physical activity within the community.

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(Backrow L-R): Project mentor David Clarkson and Penrith Mayor John Thain with the five creatives who will take on the first project of the DiG (Digital) Maker Space Program. Image: Penrith City Council.

Penrith launches artist mentoring program

Penrith City Council’s exciting new arts initiative - the DiG (Digital) Maker Space Program launched in February. 

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Residents line up to voice their opinion about an Energy from Waste Incinerator planned for Eastern Creek. Image: Blacktown City Council

Incinerator forum fires up in Minchinbury

Hundreds of Western Sydney residents flocked to a forum on the proposed Energy from Waste Incinerator (EfWI) at Eastern Creek in February.

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Western Sydney in the news

Compensation set aside for residents near Badgerys Creek

Sydney Mayors unite in fight against NSW Government IHAP plan

How Western Sydney is tackling the heat island effect

Supreme Court grants injunction to Blue Mountains City Council

Time to take pride and clean up our streets

Iraqi women to be celebrated at Fairfield festival

Penrith general manager Alan Stoneham to retire

Traffic, tourism, ambience concerns of objectors to Windsor Bridge

Blacktown Council proposes to move unit block bins out of sight

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.


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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