Links to stories in the press relating to Western Sydney. Check back here for updates.

  • New levy on 70,000 homes around Parramatta to pay for parks, schools, transport

    Jul 25, 2017

    Waugh entices Indians with the Aussie property pieAustralian housing market at risk of crash: ResearchVideo provided by Ten NewsThe...

    levy will be in addition to funds raised by local councils from developers. The City of Parramatta, for instance, has proposed an ambitious

  • Penrith Community Recycling Centre opens in St Marys

    Jul 25, 2017

    The new centre is free to use.

    , minimise waste and increase recycling.”Penrith mayor John Thain said the centre was “a great fit for Penrith” at its opening on July 20.

  • Pokies causing “considerable harm”

    Jul 25, 2017

    Pokies are causing “considerable harm” in Fairfield, according to Fairfield City Council.The council recently...

    Pokies are causing “considerable harm” in Fairfield, according to Fairfield City Council.The council recently submitted a 44-page document

  • Penrith joins councils around Australia to slash emissions

    Jul 25, 2017

    Penrith City Council has joined more than 30 councils around Australia to tackle climate change.

    resources, to achieve positive outcomes for all,” Penrith Mayor John Thain said.“Penrith council has a solid track record in this area but

  • Thomson Square management plans lead to disagreement between Hawkesbury Council and RMS

    Jul 24, 2017

    Council report claims 'inconsistencies' within RMS report.

    HAWKESBURY Council will prepare a plan of management for Thompson Square, which will be at odds with a similar plan created by Roads and

  • Council, MPs call for better deal

    Jul 24, 2017

    State and federal MPs from Canterbury-Bankstown have echoed council administrator Richard Colley’s call for funding...

    : Craig WilsonMr Colley said the council intends to lodge a submission on the Sydenham to Bankstown Urban Renewal Strategy by the State

  • Hawkesbury Council adopts Disability Action Inclusion Plan

    Jul 24, 2017

    Council adopts document to guide how it assists people with disabilities.

    HAWKESBURY Council has adopted its Disability Inclusion Action Plan, which outlines how Council can make information and physical access

  • Fairfield Council commits to WSROC

    May 4, 2017

    Fairfield mayor Frank Carbone has reaffirmed council’s commitment to the Western Sydney Regional Organisations of...

    and WSROC president] is doing a good job. We should be using WSROC more for a tourist plan. We should draw tourists from the city and WSROC

  • Pressure on federal government following Western Sydney Airport project setback

    May 2, 2017

    Opponents call for Western Sydney Airport to be 'put on scrap heap'.

    the east coast of Australia.Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils president Stephen Bali said the government should unveil its

  • Labor Party pledges $400m for North-South rail link

    May 1, 2017

    BUILDING the “missing link” in Sydney’s rail network could ultimately help the west deliver up to 4000 new jobs and...

    precursor to the establishment of Badgerys Creek.WSROC president and Blacktown mayor Stephen Bali said without a rail network there would