WSROC has been working with waste managers in ten Western Sydney councils to develop the 2014-2017 Western Sydney Regional Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Strategy. With Western Sydney’s population expected to increase by over 1 million by 2031, there is an urgent need for a strategic approach to waste management…
Come along to one of our our free Wood Smoke Reduction Workshops! The workshops will cover how to: Reduce smoke Save money Care for your health and that of your family. Come along to find out more. There are a bunch of giveaways including the chance to win a free…
The Western Sydney wood smoke Project, run by WSROC, aims to raise awareness of the proper operation of wood heaters which will ultimately save residents money, reduce nuisance smoke and improve regional air quality.If your heater is smoking, it might not be operating as efficiently as possible. The tips on…
Thursday, 29 May 2014 10:14

Free Sustainability Leadership Program

Do you want to: maximise your leadership skills? strengthen management teams? position your organisation as a sustainability leader? extend council’s water projects?    The Advancing Sustainability Leaders program offers a 12 month professional development opportunity for senior and supervisory local government staff.   The program develops participants to become effective…
Tuesday, 29 April 2014 13:53

WSROC Supports Stronger Local Government

While there are differing views among our member councils in relation to amalgamation and other structural reforms, such as popularly elected mayors – WSROC strongly supports the key recommendation of establishing regional collaborative groups of councils – whether as ROCs or as Joint Organisations. WSROC is already well placed to…
Tuesday, 29 April 2014 13:46

NSW Affordable Housing Inquiry

The provision maintenance and supply of public and affordable housing is a key issue for local councils, especially in Western Sydney which has many areas of high social disadvantage. Councils are frequently at the front line of providing critical services and facilities to public housing providers, and are responsible for…
WSROC commends the NSW Government's commitment to driving industry and economic growth through a coordinated and planned Economic Development Framework. WSROC believes the Western Sydney region is the state's greatest untapped resource and the WSROC councils look forward to working closely in partnership with both the NSW and Federal Government…
Monday, 06 January 2014 10:36

WSROC Submission to NSW Arts Policy

WSROC advocates for recognition of Western Sydney and the role of Local Government in the new NSW Arts Policy. WSROC's response to the NSW Discussion Paper Framing the Future:Developing an Arts and Cultural Policy for NSW commends the development of a NSW Arts policy. However, the current discussion papers shows…
Monday, 04 November 2013 01:00

WSROC welcomes new CEO

WSROC welcomes new Chief Executive Officer Ms Karin Bishop. Ms Bishop has been the WSROC Deputy CEO for the past three and a half years and in this role she played a key role in WSROC’s achievements for the region. Ms Bishop replaces Mr Kerry Bartlett who was the organisation’s…
Thursday, 05 December 2013 21:54

Tony Hadchiti Re-elected as WSROC President

Liverpool Councillor Tony Hadchiti has been returned for a second year as President of the Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils at the AGM held last night. Clr Hadchiti was elected unanimously to continue his leadership of the role of the region’s premier advocacy organisation, which is celebrating its 40th…
Wednesday, 16 October 2013 12:34

Time to support our home-grown arts – WSROC

August, 2013 The Federal Minister for the Arts, the Hon. Tony Burke, the NSW Minister for the Arts, the Hon. George Souris, the Federal Opposition Spokesman on the Arts, Senator George Brandis and the NSW Opposition Arts Spokesman, the Hon. Nathan Rees joined senior arts advocates and practitioners from Western…
Friday, 23 August 2013 21:17

Briefing Paper - Jobs for Western Sydney

August, 2013 The need to generate enough jobs and the right type of jobs for its rapidly growing population is one of the greatest challenges facing Western Sydney. Greater Western Sydney currently has a job deficit of around 180,000. That is, around 180,000 people each morning cram onto trains or…
Friday, 23 August 2013 21:15

Water in The Landscape Final Report

August, 2013 WSROC’s Water in The Landscape program was a three year environmental community engagement project funded by the NSW Environmental Trust. From 2010 – 2012 the program aimed to engage the Western Sydney community in water management issues. The Program developed an innovative approach to environmental community engagement which…
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