NSW Budget: What’s in it for Western Sydney?

The NSW Government has released its budget for 2016 – 2017. The budget has implications for Western Sydney, particularly the delivery of large infrastructure projects in the region.

Western Sydney Community Forum is the regional peak representing social policy and service delivery for communities across Greater Western Sydney.

Western Sydney Community Forum’s Chief Executive, Billie Sankovic, states

2016-07-20T06:03:21+00:00June 23rd, 2016|

WSCF launches new breakfast series

The local non-government sector has highlighted issues of federal concern during a breakfast discussion held by the Western Sydney Community Forum.

The Breakfast Conversation Federal Election Q&A was the launchpad for the forum’s first of its Breakfast Conversations series, and presented the non-government sector from the greater west with an opportuunity to highlight federal electorate issues with seven community sector industry representatives

2016-10-14T00:24:35+00:00June 9th, 2016|

Champions of the Parramata LGA have been Recognised in the 2016 ZEST Awards

Community organisations, groups and individuals have been recognised in the 2016 ZEST Awards – four winners from the Parramatta LGA have been announced and two received recognition in their categories as highly commended.

Lord Mayor of Parramatta Cr Paul Garrard said it was great to see so many nominees from the Parramatta

2016-10-14T00:24:41+00:00March 9th, 2016|

ZEST Celebrates Greater Western Sydney

Greater Western Sydney is still buzzing from the ZEST Awards Ceremony – catering to a full house at ANZ Stadium on February 24.

The event attracted around 500 champions of the not-for-profit sector, including leading representatives from both business and government organisations in the region.

Receiving over 100 nominations for the third consecutive year, the ceremony recognised

2016-10-14T00:24:42+00:00February 25th, 2016|

Community Finalists Announced for 2016 ZEST Awards – Blue Mountains

ZEST Awards are pleased to announce 3 nominees from the Blue Mountains local government area – nominees represent the categories for Outstanding Use of Technology by a Not for Profit Organisation and Exceptional Community Partnership Project in a Local Government Area.

Meet the nominees:

Every Moment Has Potential: Person Centred Active

2016-07-21T01:44:13+00:00February 18th, 2016|

Campbelltown’s Fisher’s Gig Nominated for a 2016 ZEST Award

ZEST Awards announces nominees for Outstanding Youth Led Project in Greater Western Sydney – Campbelltown’s Fisher’s Gig is nominated for their annual youth music festival.

Fisher’s Gig has been part of the long standing Festival of Fisher’s Ghost celebrations for 18 years, starting as a band competition the event has grown to

2016-10-14T00:24:42+00:00February 18th, 2016|

Community Finalists Announced for 2016 ZEST Awards – Parramatta LGA

ZEST Awards announces 25 nominees, including community leaders and  organisations
operating within the Parramatta local government area – nominees represent 14 of the 16 categories in the awards.

The nominated individuals, groups and organisations reflect innovative partnerships, project work and  leadership among volunteers, young people and enterprise.

Lord Mayor of Parramatta Cr

2016-07-21T03:28:30+00:00February 18th, 2016|

Community Finalists Announced for 2016 ZEST Awards – Liverpool LGA

ZEST Awards are pleased to announce 5 nominees from the Liverpool local government area –
nominees represent the categories for Exceptional Community Partnership Project in a Local  Government Area, Outstanding Voluntary Group/Organisation and Hall of Fame.

Mayor of Liverpool City Council, Ned Mannoun, recognises the nominees for their contributions to the community.

2016-10-14T00:24:42+00:00February 18th, 2016|

Proposed Changes to Public Transport Fares

The Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) has released its proposed package of  changes to public transport fares. The purpose of the changes is to deliver fairer, more efficient and more integrated fares across all services on which the Opal card can be used.

Western Sydney Community Forum’s Chief Executive, Billie Sankovic,

2016-10-14T00:24:42+00:00January 13th, 2016|