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WSROC gives Fairfield message of support, salutes its resilience in face of COVID outbreak

Barry Calvert, President of Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (WSROC) and a Hawkesbury councillor, sends a message of support to Fairfield City local government area and communities, saying that the collective resources of WSROC member councils were at the Council’s disposal.

"Councils may be able to assist with such things as traffic management and interpreter services, for example, Clr Calvert told the Post.

"WSROC member councils know something about facing down natural disasters," said Cllr Calvert.

"In the past two years we have borne bushfires, extreme heat events and disastrous floods – now, in the midst of the pandemic, our resilience is once again tested.

"May I send a resounding message of encouragement and support to the residents of Fairfield City. You have met this test admirably, your collective efforts are working to counter the surge and are

WSROC President Barry Calvert

making a difference. WSROC extends our wholehearted support and resources to you.

"It is the case that Western Sydney communities such as Fairfield and Cumberland Cities welcome a high number of temporary visa holders, newly-settled citizens and refugees. This is a distinction to be celebrated, as our cultural diversity brings wonderful character and quality to our cities, which becomes part of our collective identity,” said Cllr Calvert.

"In this very difficult and challenging moment for Greater Sydney, WSROC commends the NSW Government in addressing the unfolding crisis. We urge the State to ensure that communications are constructed to readily reach all of our communities, and we extend our support to assist in any way,” he said.

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