Response to the Ageing and Disability Commission’s NSW Disability Advocacy Review Issues Paper

Western Sydney Community Forum (WSCF) welcomes the opportunity to respond to the NSW Ageing and Disability Commission’s Issues Paper. On 9 September 2019 the Ageing and Disability Commission released the NSW Disability Advocacy Review (the Review) under the first appointed NSW Ageing and Disability Commissioner Mr. Robert Fitzgerald. This Review is providing the opportunity


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,


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