Western Sydney

Western Sydney is a major region of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. It has a number of different definitions but one consistently used is the region composed of the 11 councils which until recently were all members of the Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils:

  • Auburn Council
  • Bankstown City Council
  • Blacktown City Council
  • Blue Mountains City Council
  • Fairfield City Council
  • Hawkesbury City Council
  • Holroyd City Council
  • Liverpool City Council
  • Parramatta City Council
  • Penrith City Council

Western Sydney as defined by the WSROC region covers 5,800 square kilometres and had an estimated resident population as at June 30, 2008 of 1,665,673.

Western Sydney is also used to refer to the Greater Western Sydney region, which is the combination of Western Sydney as defined above and the Macarthur Region (also referred to as South-western Sydney). As well as the 11 councils listed above, the GWS region includes Camden Council, Campbelltown City Council and Wollondilly Shire Council.

The NSW Government's Office of Western Sydney uses the broader Greater Western Sydney definition to refer to the region, which includes both WSROC and MACROC council areas.

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