Thursday, 27 October 2016 14:09

WSROC welcomes new Board

WSROC Board (left to right). Back row: Mr Viv May (Cumberland), Cr Geoff Shelton (alternate Director, Liverpool), Cr Adrian Wong (Fairfield), Cr Don McGregor (Blue Mountains), Cr Jim Aitken (Penrith), Cr Nathan Zamprogno (Hawkesbury), Mr Greg Dyer (Parramatta). Front row: Cr Barry Calvert (Hawkesbury), Cr Karress Rhodes (Liverpool), Cr Mick Fell (Blue Mountains), Cr Stephen Bali (Blacktown), Cr Frank Carbone (Fairfield), Cr Aaron Duke (Penrith), Ms Amanda Chadwick (Parramatta). WSROC Board (left to right). Back row: Mr Viv May (Cumberland), Cr Geoff Shelton (alternate Director, Liverpool), Cr Adrian Wong (Fairfield), Cr Don McGregor (Blue Mountains), Cr Jim Aitken (Penrith), Cr Nathan Zamprogno (Hawkesbury), Mr Greg Dyer (Parramatta). Front row: Cr Barry Calvert (Hawkesbury), Cr Karress Rhodes (Liverpool), Cr Mick Fell (Blue Mountains), Cr Stephen Bali (Blacktown), Cr Frank Carbone (Fairfield), Cr Aaron Duke (Penrith), Ms Amanda Chadwick (Parramatta).

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

The AGM was the first meeting of the Board since the September 10 local government elections, which saw ten new Directors appointed by their respective member councils.

New WSROC President Cr Stephen Bali, thanked his fellow councillors and outgoing President Cr Tony Hadchiti for his work over the past four years.

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.

“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 Cr 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.

 

WSROC Executive Committee:

President: Cr Stephen Bali

Senior Vice President: Cr Mick Fell

Junior Vice President: Cr Frank Carbone

Treasurer: Cr Aaron Duke

 

WSROC Board of Directors:

Blacktown

  • Cr Stephen Bali
  • Cr Chris Quilkey

Blue Mountains

  • Cr Mick Fell
  • Cr Don McGregor

Canterbury – Bankstown

  • Richard Colley (Administrator)
  • TBC

Cumberland

  • Mr Viv May (Administrator)
  • Mr Malcolm Ryan (General Manager)

Fairfield

  • Cr Frank Carbone
  • Cr Adrian Wong

Hawkesbury

  • Cr Barry Calvert
  • Cr Nathan Zamprogno

Liverpool

  • Cr Wendy Waller
  • Cr Karress Rhodes

Parramatta

  • Ms Amanda Chadwick (Administrator)
  • Mr Greg Dyer (General Manager)

Penrith

  • Cr Jim Aitken
  • Cr Aaron Duke

 

Note: Following the redistribution of local government boundaries earlier in the year, Canterbury – Bankstown, Cumberland and Parramatta councils are represented on the WSROC Board by senior executive from within their own council.

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