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Residents of neighbourhoods with good infrastructure and services often enjoy lower living costs and better wellbeing and life chances. But access to education, health, transport and other public amenities and services is unevenly distributed in the city.

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Research based on new Census data has shown that life expectancy goes down dramatically as you travel west in Sydney. At its most extreme the gap between average life expectancy in an Eastern Suburb of your choice and Mount Druitt in Sydney’s west is 20 years. 

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The newly formed Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD) Youth Council is inviting young people aged between 18 and 25 years who live, work or access healthcare in WSLHD to express their interest in joining the Council. The Youth Council will help to build the voice of youth health in Western Sydney.

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Extra weekly train services will be added to the T1 Western Line by the end of 2017 as part of the More Trains, More Services program. The new train timetable will simplify the way the T1 line operate and create additional capacity and reliability for customers.

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Young people aged 15–24 within the communities of Fairfield, Maitland and Casino, who are living with a condition or injury that affects their mobility, such as Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida or spinal cord injuries, are invited to participate in a new Western Sydney University doctoral study that aims to understand the unique skills and perspectives of young people

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The 2017 survey of Western Sydney/Nepean Food Forum participants has shown that the Forum was a resoundingly positive and valuable experience, resulting in enhanced support, collaboration and improved service delivery. Convened by Western Sydney Community Forum, the Food Forum

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Applications for Western Sydney Youth Orchestra 2018 auditions are open. Based in Parramatta, WSYO offers highly reputable orchestral training to young musicians living locally, reducing the barriers between where they live and the opportunities they can seize. Under the leadership of respected music educator and conductor, James Pensini,