Last updated: July 11, 2023

RCE Greater Western Sydney

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Rce details
Date of RCE acknowledgement:
December, 2011
Description of RCE and Geographic Region:

Western Sydney is home to about 1 in every 11 Australians, it has the third largest economy in Australia and one of the fastest growing populations in the country. We are intersected and surrounded by water-ways and bounded by the world famous Blue Mountains. Western Sydney is also rich in cultural diversity and we speak over 100 different languages. But like the rest of the world Western Sydney is rapidly changing. The gap in social inequality is increasing. We have increasing housing and urbanisation pressures, transport gridlocks, higher unemployment than the national average and a steady loss of agricultural land, riparian zones, bushland and biodiversity. RCE Greater Western Sydney (RCE-GWS) brings together key educational institutes, community groups, government and non-government organisations and local councils to link and leverage regional sustainability outcomes. Our 25 regional partners work through an integrated process of collaboration to tackle these challenges linked with the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals:

  • Transitioning to a low carbon economy
  • Developing sustainable communities - health, housing and transport
  • Ensuring agricultural sustainability and food
  • Conserving biodiversity and river health
  • Responding to urban development and rapid population growth

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Organisation Hosting RCE Secretariat:

Western Sydney University

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RCE Youth Coordinator(s):
Ms Brittany Vermeulen
RCE mailing address for correspondence:

Att: Sustainability Education and Partnerships
Western Sydney University
Locked Bag 1797, Penrith, NSW, 2751, Australia