Wednesday, 27 January 2016 10:41

WSROC welcomes coroner's move to Lidcombe

Media release, 27 January 2016

The Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (WSROC) has welcomed today’s announcement of the relocation of the State Coroner’s Court and morgue to Sydney’s western suburbs.

WSROC President Cllr Tony Hadchiti applauded the move, particularly following the loss of so many jobs from Parramatta and Sydney Olympic Park by the Commonwealth Bank (CBA) late last year.

“The move to a modern, expanded facility in Lidcombe offers fantastic opportunities for western Sydney professionals, particularly in the science, legal and social assistance professions,” he said.

“Western Sydney’s economy has long been dominated by manufacturing, construction and retail industries, however this is definitely changing.

“The number of Western Sydney residents currently employed in professional, scientific and technical services is growing rapidly. This growth is dwarfed only by employment in the education and health care sectors[1],” he said.

“Already over 42,000 public sector employees travel between Western Sydney and Sydney East each day, the majority (around 25,000) travel from the west to jobs in the east,” said Cllr Hadchiti.

“This is a significant number of workers who would benefit from professional job opportunities further west,” he said.

“Strategic centres such as Liverpool and Penrith are literally overflowing with skilled workers who will jump at the opportunity to work closer to home,” said Cllr Hadchiti.

“The relocation of the State Coroner’s Court to Lidcombe works well due to its proximity to the major health and medical research precinct planned at Westmead, in addition to other upcoming science and technology hubs around Western Sydney,” he said.

“We hope the Government will continue to consider Western Sydney centres as practical alternatives for the relocation of public sector agencies,” said Cllr Hadchiti.

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[1] Australian Census 2011 data via Profile ID. Community profile: WSROC Region. Industry sector of employment. http://profile.id.com.au/wsroc/industries?WebID=10

 

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