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

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.

2018-06-25T06:45:58+00:00June 25th, 2018|

Communities of Change Report Launch Snapshots the Future of Western Sydney

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.

2018-05-30T04:55:21+00:00May 25th, 2018|

Blacktown Energy Initiative Grant Applications Closes Soon

Western Sydney Community Forum (WSCF) in partnership with Office of Environment & Heritage (OEH) are investing up to $50,000 in the implementation of a project or projects to kick start the Blacktown Energy Initiative (BEI).

BEI aims to increase energy and resource efficiency in the Blacktown and surrounding areas through developing a shared local vision and

2016-12-15T04:10:19+00:00November 14th, 2016|

Blacktown Energy Initiative Funding Now Open

Western Sydney Community Forum (WSCF) in partnership with Office of Environment & Heritage (OEH) are investing up to $50,000 in the implementation of a project or projects to kick start the Blacktown Energy Initiative (BEI).

BEI aims to increase energy and resource efficiency in the Blacktown and surrounding areas through developing a shared local vision and

2016-12-15T04:11:11+00:00October 31st, 2016|