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Western Sydney Community Forum partners with major infrastructure company to deliver urgent support for communities

By |August 25th, 2021|Categories: Change Readiness, Community Development, Governance, Governance, Infrastructure, Latest News, Media Release, Transport, Youth|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Western Sydney Community Forum is pleased to announce a new partnership with major infrastructure company John Holland to provide support for front line community agencies in areas of community mental health and the provision of devices.

Shovels remain in focus – Equity and the 2022 NSW Budget

By |June 24th, 2021|Categories: Change Readiness, Community Development, Events, Governance, Governance, Infrastructure, Latest News, Media Release, Transport, Youth|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

With the release of the NSW Government Budget for 2021 - 2022, I was interested in the prospect of appropriate support and stability for Western Sydney after the impacts of the bushfires, flooding and the COVID-19 pandemic on local communities. In particular, I was looking for ...

Economies thrive when communities do – Equity and the NSW State Budget 2020-21

By |November 19th, 2020|Categories: Change Readiness, Community Development, Events, Governance, Governance, Infrastructure, Latest News, Media Release, Transport, Youth|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

As I tuned into the NSW Government’s Budget 2020-21 announcement on Tuesday, I couldn’t help but hold a level of anticipation. Amid recent announcements that Australia is facing a recession, I needed to know as I scanned the influx of media announcements – was Western Sydney going to be a ‘winner’ in this year’s budget?

Construction and cranes only get us so far – Equity and the State Budget

By |June 25th, 2018|Categories: Change Readiness, Community Development, Events, Governance, Governance, Infrastructure, Latest News, Media Release, Transport, Youth|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The NSW Government released its much-anticipated Budget this week. I was excited. We had the recent signing of the Western Sydney City Deal. We saw a strong public discourse of governing ‘with heart’.  And we have an election(s) looming. I was excited and keen to hear how this would all play out in reality, to get to the heart of priorities across Western Sydney and beyond, in NSW. What I found is that this Budget, in the main, begins to address some of the infrastructure priorities of the region but has some considerable way to go before it gets close to being a Budget that will foster, sustain and improve community wellbeing and liveability.

Communities of Change Report Launch Snapshots the Future of Western Sydney

By |May 25th, 2018|Categories: Change Readiness, Community Development, Events, Governance, Governance, Infrastructure, Latest News, Media Release, Transport, Youth|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Joint Media Release St Vincent de Paul Society NSW and Western Sydney Community Forum Parramatta, 23 May 2018:  The release of a major report on the changing landscape of Western Sydney reveals important insights which could impact future planning and investment in community health and wellbeing. The ‘Communities of Change: Western Sydney Now and Into the Future’ report, a collaboration between Western Sydney Community Forum and St Vincent de Paul Society NSW, highlights areas of potential shortfalls in investment and service delivery.

Catalyst West – Dynamic Discussion around western Sydney’s flourishing future

By |March 2nd, 2018|Categories: Change Readiness, Events, Governance, Latest News, Reform, Youth|Tags: |

WSCF CEO Billie Sankovic was a panellist at Catalyst West this week, in a collaborative event which brought together  350 representatives from government, industry and the community in discussions that focused on the region's future over the next 20 years. Delivered by Western Sydney University and event sponsors, this collaborative forum opened the floor to a number of distinguished speakers, thinkers and innovators, driving discussion and provoking thought on ways to positively direct potential, during the anticipated growth period projected for western Sydney.