Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal Review of Public Transport Fares


Western Sydney Community Forum (WSCF) welcomes the opportunity to comment on IPART’s review of the fare structure of public transport in NSW. Since 1993 WSCF has been actively involved in addressing transport disadvantage in Western Sydney. In recent years WSCF have: Partnered with Western Sydney University to undertake a research project ‘Estimating Transport Disadvantage

Draft Community Participation Plan WSCF response


On October 2018, the NSW Department of Planning & Environment (the Department) released their draft Community Participation Plan. The draft Community Participation Plan sets out to be the driving principles behind engaging communities in the planning process, in addition to providing space for community participation within the planning processes. Click Here

State Environment Planning Policy No.70 WSCF Response


In November 2018, the NSW Department of Planning & Environment (the Department) released their proposed changes to the State Environmental Planning Policy No. 70 (SEPP 70). These proposed changes amend the Department’s SEPP on affordable housing. Of the series of changes listed by the Department, the critical changes that affect residents in Western Sydney

Their Futures Matters – Access System Redesign WSCF Response


In February of 2019, the Department of Family and Community Services (FACs) released the Their Futures Matter (TFM) Access System Redesign discussion paper. This discussion paper articulates a new vision for the Access System and calls for feedback regarding a number of important considerations. The Access System Redesign discussion paper features 39 questions focused

Is Anyone Listening? Health Impact Assessment of the Western Sydney Airport Community Engagement


The Western Sydney Airport The Western Sydney Airport (WSA) is a proposed second airport to be located near Badgery’s Creek, about 50km west of the Sydney central business district. Planning and investigation of a second airport location have been ongoing for the past 50 years and in April 2014, the federal government announced that

Submission to the Greater Sydney Commission


In October of 2017, the Greater Sydney Commission (GSC) released the Draft Sydney Region Plan as well as the individual Revised Draft District plans. The Draft District Plans connect metropolitan planning with local planning, and comprise of aspirations and proposals that will inform planning across Greater Sydney towards a 2056 target year. Ten directions

Communities of Change Report


The Communities of Change Report is a joint initiative between the St Vincent de Paul Society NSW and Western Sydney Community Forum. The purpose of the Communities of Change Report is to provide insights on the changing landscape of Western Sydney to assist in making quality strategic decisions about future planning and investment in

Submission to NSW Development of Family Community Services


In January 2018, the NSW Department of Family and Community Services released the consultation paper: Protections for Residents of Long Term Supported Group Accommodation in NSW. The aim of the paper was to engage with people with disability who are residents in supported accommodation, their families and carers, service providers and other stakeholders; to