Tuesday, 28 February 2017 14:11

Western Sydney planning for people

Western Sydney residents enjoying local community centre. Western Sydney residents enjoying local community centre.

Sydney’s future is being planned right now, and it is no secret that Western Sydney will be central to the city’s success.

But what does this mean for the people of Western Sydney? And how do we ensure that this future is one that improves quality of life for local residents?

The upcoming Planning a liveable Western Sydney forum aims to answer this question by looking at health, housing, environment, culture, employment, engagement and cohesion in the context of the Greater Sydney Commission’s draft District Plans.

This event will bring together key stakeholders in Western Sydney to discuss and workshop the region’s liveability priorities and actions (as identified by the Greater Sydney Commission) to ensure our region’s needs are identified and addressed.

Participants will:

  • Hear from the Social Commissioner, Ms Heather Nesbitt, Greater Sydney Commission.
  • Join the open discussion on the GSC’s priorities and proposed actions.
  • Contribute to a collective response for the Western Sydney region.

WSROC President Cr Stephen Bali said “Planning is about more than buildings, roads and industrial parks. We also need to get the future right for Western Sydney residents in all areas of their life.

Planning a liveable Western Sydney will look beyond the traditional planning sphere to engage a range of stakeholders from the health, cultural, and community service sectors to ensure the final District Plans are as holistic, and well-informed as they can possibly be,” he said.


Planning a liveable Western Sydney, Thursday 9th March, 9.00am – 1.00pm.

For further information please contact WSROC on 9671 4333.


About the Greater Sydney Commission:

The Greater Sydney Commission is charged with leading metropolitan planning to make Greater Sydney more productive, sustainable and liveable. Their draft District Plans are currently on exhibition. These plans outline, amongst others, liveability priorities and actions for the next twenty years.

This forum is a collaboration between the Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (WSROC) and the Western Sydney Community Forum (WSCF).

The forum is facilitated by Ross Beaton, who has twelve years’ experience in the NSW public sector, both as a central policy director for Family and Community Services and as a district level director responsible for whole-of-government strategies.


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