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

Developing a Common Language between Corporations and Small Community Organisations


Developing a Common Language between Corporations and Small Community Organisations: A Resource Handbook is designed to assist managers from both sectors to better understand and manage organisational partnerships. More specifically, this handbook is focused on developing greater insight and awareness of the benefits and limitations in partnerships, while equipping particularly small community organisations with the

Community-Business Partnerships


The Community-Business Partnerships report outlines a number of themes which emerged through the research, with a strong emphasis on relationship-building and maintenance. The aim of the project was to identify opportunities and barriers to community-business engagement in the Parramatta region. Following on from this, the report also provides suggestions about how engagement can be grown into the future. A cross-sector Advisory Group

30 Years, 30 Stories


Western Sydney Community Forum produced the 30 Years, 30 Stories booklet to commemorate it's 30th birthday. In a packed hall in Cabramatta on 10 October 1983, Western Sydney Community Forum was born. From humble beginnings in Blacktown and sharing space to developing a Regional Agenda focused on developing infrastructure in new and “backlog” estates - what