2022-01-21T01:53:40+00:00

Response to the Religious Discrimination Bill 2021 and Related Bills

On 23 November 2021, the third draft of the Religious Discrimination Bill was released. Introduced with the Religious Discrimination (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2021 and Human Rights Legislation Amendment Bill 2021, the bill: prohibits discrimination on the basis of a person’s religious belief or activity in a range of areas of public life, including in

2021-06-07T01:40:23+00:00

Reconciliation Action Plan 2020-2022

In 2015, WSCF launched its first Innovation Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) for the 2015-2017 period. Once this three year period concluded, our team spent time reflecting on and improving our work, attitudes, and collaborations with Aboriginal partners and communities and created our new Innovate RAP for the 2020-2022 period with its launch on 7

2022-01-21T06:31:10+00:00

Collaborative Response to A Housing Strategy for NSW Discussion Paper

Given the state-wide impact of the NSW Housing Strategy, Western Sydney Community Forum (WSCF), in collaboration and consultation with key agencies operating across Western Sydney and NSW, welcomes the opportunity to put forward a submission to the Discussion Paper. Our joint submission puts forward recommendations to ensure the future of housing in NSW is

2022-01-21T04:47:47+00:00

City of Parramatta Council Draft Delivery Program 2017-2021 & Operational Plan 2020-2021

On 29 May 2020, City of Parramatta Council released its Draft Delivery Program, Operational Plan and Budget 2020/2021. The document outlines actions and targets, budget, capital works and rates, fees and charges. The City of Parramatta is set to more than double in its population by 2041. Given the development and growth of Parramatta,

2022-01-21T04:43:01+00:00

Response to Blacktown City Council Draft Delivery Program 2017-2021 & Operational Plan 2020-2021

On 13 May 2020, Blacktown City Council released its draft Delivery program 2017-2021 and Operational Plan 2020/21. The document outlines actions and targets, budget, capital works and rates, fees and charges. Given the growth of Blacktown and its already significant population, a strong program needs to be put in place to ensure equity and access

2022-01-21T05:55:22+00:00

NDIS Annual Price Review 2020-2021

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) is undertaking its annual price review to examine whether the existing National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) pricing framework and other pricing related policies under the NDIS continue to be appropriate, or whether modifications are required. The recommendations in this submission are based on consultation undertaken with WSCF member and

2022-01-21T05:48:53+00:00

Response to Wollondilly Shire Council 2040 Draft Local Strategic Planning Statement

Local Strategic Planning Statements (LSPS) are produced by local governments in NSW to provide a 20-year vision for land use and growth. With influence from council’s Community Strategic Plan, the LSPS will direct and inform Local Environment Plan (LEP) and Development Control Plans (DCPs). For councils within the Greater Sydney region, these LSPS will act

2022-01-21T04:51:46+00:00

Response to City of Parramatta Council Draft Local Strategic Planning Statement

Local Strategic Planning Statements (LSPS) are produced by local governments in NSW to provide a 20-year vision for land use and growth. With influence from council’s Community Strategic Plan, the LSPS will direct and inform Local Environment Plan (LEP) and Development Control Plans (DCPs). For councils within the Greater Sydney region, these LSPS will act