Monday, 16 December 2019 15:10

President's message

As 2019 draws to a close, I take this opportunity to reflect on a year of success for current and emerging projects, strengthened collaborative partnerships and success in progression of key advocacy priorities, effecting significant outcomes.

This year, our advocacy impacted the introduction of M4 tolls for Western Sydney motorists, and the NSW Government decision to fund the first 12 months of the Emergency Services Levy increase.

Through our projects on energy, waste and urban heat, we have been making real inroads towards a more liveable Western Sydney.

In 2019, WSROC’s Turn Down the Heat Strategy and subsequent work informed urban greening being made a Premier’s Priority, and urban heat being listed as a key performance indicator for the Greater Sydney Commission.

Informed partly by our work in energy efficiency, the NSW Government’s 12 million LED streetlight replacement scheme was extended in Western Sydney in 2019.

In 2020, projects including the Regional Waste Strategy, Western Sydney Energy Program and Turn Down the Heat will continue, with the benefit of additional funding recently received.

Reflecting on the outcomes we have achieved, there is much to be celebrated. Our commitment to the communities of Western Sydney is that we continue to work toward better liveability, sustainability and prosperity in our region.

I take the opportunity to thank WSROC’s members, stakeholders and staff for their work and achievements over the course of 2019 and look forward, with a keen sense of anticipation, to working with you all in 2020.


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