Monday, 24 October 2016 15:36

New WSROC Executive to lead Western Sydney

WSROC Executive 2016 -2017 (left to right): Cr Mick Fell (Senior Vice President), Cr Stephen Bali (President), Cr Frank Carbone (Junior Vice President) and Cr Aaron Duke (Treasurer). WSROC Executive 2016 -2017 (left to right): Cr Mick Fell (Senior Vice President), Cr Stephen Bali (President), Cr Frank Carbone (Junior Vice President) and Cr Aaron Duke (Treasurer). Adam Hollingworth

Media release, 24 October, 2016

Blacktown Mayor Cr Stephen Bali was unanimously elected as the new President of WSROC at its Annual General Meeting at Fairfield City Council on Thursday night.

Cr Bali said “It is an honour to be elected President of WSROC, an organisation with a proud history of achieving results for the people of Western Sydney.

“WSROC was established in over 43 years ago by Prime Minister Gough Whitlam to promote stronger collaboration between councils for the betterment of the Western Sydney region and I look forward to building on that legacy,” he said.

“I would like to thank my fellow Board members for their support and farewell outgoing President Cr Tony Hadchiti for his work over the past four years.

“All eyes are now turning to Western Sydney as key to the future prosperity of both Sydney and NSW. WSROC and its members have a significant role to play ensuring the future we are building is the one Western Sydney wants and deserves. We are a strong voice for all of Western Sydney!” said Cr Bali.

Blue Mountains Councillor Mick Fell was elected to the role of Senior Vice President after four years on the WSROC Board.

“I look forward to taking an active role in helping to further develop the organisation's capacity to act as the united local government voice for Western Sydney,” said Cr Fell.

 “A wide range of both challenges and opportunities are facing us, and the need for such a voice has never been greater,” he said.

Fairfield Mayor Frank Carbone will serve as Junior Vice President for the coming year.

“I’m proud to have been appointed to the WSROC Board and look forward to working with my fellow board members and representing the best interests of Greater Western Sydney residents,” said Cllr Carbone.

“It’s an exciting time for our region and its people.

"Western Sydney is evolving, with growth in industry, jobs and infrastructure and I’m eager to play a part in developing and unlocking our full potential for this region, for families to live a grow,” said Cr Carbone.

Penrith Councillor Aaron Duke has been elected as Treasurer after he was appointed to the WSROC Board last month.

 “I am looking forward to representing Penrith Council on WSROC as we move into a time of significant change and opportunity for Western Sydney” said Cr Duke.

“Our region has much to gain over the coming decades and I look forward to WSROC continuing its advocacy work for Western Sydney,” he said.



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