The Western Sydney region spreads across an area of 5000km2 and with a rapid population growth a high importance has been placed on waste management and strategic planning to accommodate the expanding region and increasing waste. WSROC’s regional waste team is dedicated to researching the key needs of councils, delivering programs and services to assist councils and advocating for the needs of the region.
Western Sydney Regional Waste Strategy 2014-2017
The Western Sydney Regional Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Strategy (The Regional Waste Strategy) was developed by participating councils and funded by the NSW EPA in 2014. The core aims of the strategy are to avoid and reduce waste, tackle litter and illegal dumping, manage problem wastes better, divert more waste from landfill and improve regional governance.
The guiding vision for the Strategy is:
A planned and collaborative approach to waste management, which is cost effective, supportive of our community and economy and improves resource recovery in line with State Government targets.
Over the past three years the program has successfully delivered $2.9 million in funding for waste programs in Western Sydney.
Participating councils include:
- Blacktown City Council
- Blue Mountains City Council
- Cumberland Council
- City of Parramatta
- Fairfield City Council
- Hawkesbury City Council
- The Hills Shire Council
- Liverpool City Council
- Penrith City Council
Left to right: Wendy Xing (WSROC), Mike Ritchie (MRA), Judith Bruinsma (WSROC), Chris Chung (Auburn), Cheryl Hounslow (Holroyd), Amanda Bombaci (WSROC), Kelly Gee (WSROC), Guada Lado (WSROC), Cllr George Campbell (Auburn), Sarah Callus (The Hills), Gino Belsito (Liverpool), Nhung Bugaev (Fairfield), Tony Hadchiti (WSROC), Tasneem Kanpurwala (EPA), James Allsop (Holroyd), Marcelle Psaila (EPA), Oliver Straiton (Blue Mountains), Cllr Dr John Brodie (Holroyd), Rebecca Scarpin (Liverpool), Brendan Grovers (Holroyd), Paul Zirilli (The Hills), Justin Murphy (Penrith), Cllr Greg Cummings (Mayor - Holroyd), Aisha Poole (Penrith), Steve Beaman (EPA), Michael MIddleton (Holroyd), Tracy Chalk (Penrith), Warrick Hay (Holroyd), Greg Raft (Holroyd), Anthony Collins (Parramatta), Daniel Anderson (Holroyd).
2015-2016 program highlights
The Western Sydney Regional Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Strategy and regional waste coordination program is supported by the NSW Environment Protection Authority with funding from the waste levy.
The Western Sydney regional waste coordinators are:
- Amanda Bombaci
- Guada Lado
- Jerastin Dubash
- Wendy Xing
- Regional litter program
- Litter and illegal dumping baseline
- Infrastructure needs assessment
- Western Sydney infrastructure needs assessement
- Waste options analysis
Research and issues
WSROC Regional Litter Plan 2016-21 (PDF 1mb)