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  • Wasting Time: NSW's Planning crisis
    Wasting Time: NSW's Planning crisis MEDIA RELEASE 8 July 2019:  The news that the NSW Government is falling short on its waste responsibilities[1] comes as no surprise to Western Sydney councils who are faced with unprecedented regional growth and increasingly strained…
  • Cooler suburbs: More than trees
    Cooler suburbs: More than trees Media Release 26 June 2019 Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (WSROC) welcomes the news that green spaces and planting more trees are new Premier’s Priorities. Since 2016, WSROC has called on the NSW Government…
  • President's message: NSW Budget 2019
    President's message: NSW Budget 2019 In the wake of both state and federal elections, and last week’s State Budget announcements, WSROC continues to work toward realisation of priorities and entrenching a firm advocacy agenda. Currently, we are meeting with key…
  • Integrated planning for better places and environmental outcomes
    Integrated planning for better places and environmental outcomes On Wednesday 26 June, Western Sydney councils’ planning and environment representatives came together with stakeholders from the Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH),the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) and Resilient Sydney, for an Integrated Planning workshop.…
  • Green light for Cool Suburbs
    Green light for Cool Suburbs Western Sydney is now one step closer to implementing best practice interventions, for dealing with the growing challenges of extreme heat. WSROC has successfully applied for grant funding to implement the ‘Cool Suburbs’ initiative. Building on…
  • NSW Budget surplus while councils foot the bill
    NSW Budget surplus while councils foot the bill Media Release 18 June, 2019 The NSW Government Budget released last week – while upholding previous commitments to investment in Western Sydney – was disappointing, for inaction on key issues impacting local councils and their…
  • WSROC Councils in Lithgow City
    WSROC Councils in Lithgow City Media Release 22 May, 2019 WSROC member councils toured Lithgow City in late May, taking the opportunity to learn more about WSROC’s most westerly region and gateway to the Central West. Council representatives and WSROC…
  • Asbestos a toxic tax on local government
    Asbestos a toxic tax on local government Media release - April 30, 2019 Asbestos-contaminated sites uncovered on Sydney road projects (SMH April 29,2019) present a significant challenge to the NSW Government in terms of disposal and funding the cost of remediation. However, the…
  • Hawkesbury Council launches 500kW solar program
    Hawkesbury Council launches 500kW solar program Media Release, 3 May 2019 Western Sydney councils celebrated the launch of a 500kW Hawkesbury Solar Program on Thursday 2nd May. The event kicked-off at South Windsor Family Centre amongst some of the project’s future…
  • Federal action on waste urgent says WSROC
    Federal action on waste urgent says WSROC Media release, 10 May 2019 WSROC has called on the next Australian Government to act urgently on Australia’s waste management crisis to stimulate local recycling capacity, ensure more products are recycled, and develop new markets…
  • We must accelerate road to recovery
    We must accelerate road to recovery Media release, 28 March 2019 The Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (WSROC) has called on both major parties to commit to increase Roads to Recovery funding for 2019 – 2024. WSROC President Cr Barry…
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  • Wasting Time: NSW's Planning crisis MEDIA RELEASE 8 July 2019:  The news that the NSW Government is falling short on its waste responsibilities[1] comes as no surprise to Western Sydney councils who are faced with unprecedented regional growth and increasingly strained waste management infrastructure. The Western…
  • Cooler suburbs: More than trees Media Release 26 June 2019 Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (WSROC) welcomes the news that green spaces and planting more trees are new Premier’s Priorities. Since 2016, WSROC has called on the NSW Government to make urban heat an…

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