WSCF and CHETRE launch HIA Report: “Is Anyone Listening?” Western Sydney Airport Community Engagement

A Health Impact Assessment (HIA) Report on community engagement and the Western Sydney Airport was launched yesterday by Western Sydney Community Forum and the Centre for Health Equity Training Research and Evaluation (CHETRE). The HIA showed that community consultation processes for the Western Sydney Airport have so far fallen short of successfully addressing potential health and wellbeing impacts for the communities involved. The findings suggest that better consultation processes can positively influence community responses and attitudes toward large scale infrastructure and development.

2018-04-17T05:03:18+00:00September 1st, 2017|

WSCF attends FACS 2017-2018 Budget Briefing

The New South Wales Department of Family and Community Services (FACS) delivered their 2017-2018 Budget Briefing this week, with a $7 billion spend for the sector in the next financial year, an increase of $459 million (7.1 %) in funding from the previous year’s budget.

2017-08-10T04:28:26+00:00August 10th, 2017|

Federal government announcement of new “welfare investment approach” and $96 million towards new ideas

On Tuesday 20 September 2016, the Federal Government announced a new investment approach to welfare. The Government states that the new approach seeks to improve outcomes for people who experience disadvantage and are reliant on income support, as well as address the increasing costs of the income support system.

Termed the Australian Priority Investment Approach, it

2016-10-21T03:54:51+00:00September 21st, 2016|

Targeted Earlier Intervention Update

Following the Family and Community Services (FACS) Targeted Earlier Intervention (TEI) Program Reforms in late 2015, WSCF led a series Sector Roundtable consultations. A Greater Western Sydney Leadership Group was developed to provide advice on WSCF recommendation areas which have since developed into the Greater Western Sydney Industry Led Initiatives. While the TEI Reforms have

2016-10-14T00:24:27+00:00September 5th, 2016|

THRIVE Training Day Report

With the generous contribution of Net Balance, Urban Theatre Projects and Cobalt59, Western Sydney Community Forum offered a day of affordable training on 8th October for workers to get ahead with all the changes happening in the sector.


Les Hems, Nadae Cherradi, Sophie Pieters-Hawke from Ernst Young delivered two practical workshops on Outcomes Measurement and

2016-07-22T00:15:48+00:00October 15th, 2014|