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


Response to the Education Legislation Amendment (Parental Rights) Bill 2020

On 5 August 2020, One Nation put forward the Education Legislation Amendment (Parental Rights) Bill 2020 (the Bill) for review. This Bill centres around the notion that all school curriculum, syllabuses, and courses of instruction must acknowledge that parents are primarily responsible for the teaching of social, political, and moral matters to their children.


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