blood glucose monitor

There are currently about 129,000 people affected by diabetes in western Sydney, or 15% of the population. The Western Sydney Diabetes Alliance members met recently at The Novotel in Parramatta for a jam-packed session covering a range of updates and forward-planning for 2018, with the aim of tackling the growing epidemic in the region.

Abstract connected points on white background. Connectivity concept.

The NSW Government has released draft corridors for four major future road and rail infrastructure corridors which will help establish the Western Sydney Parkland City. Minister for Western Sydney Stuart Ayres and Minister for Roads Melinda Pavey invited the community to have a say on the proposed alignments of 192 kilometres of corridors to be preserved

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Writers and producers keen to carve out a career in the film industry can now apply for Behind Closed Doors, a new initiative run by CuriousWorks and supported by Screen Australia’s Enterprise Ideas Program, that connects emerging storytellers in Western Sydney with some of the industry’s most experienced creative talent.

Pinerolo in winter

A priceless opportunity is available for illustrators – a week in residence at Pinerolo: The Children’s Book Cottage at Blackheath in the beautiful Blue Mountains. The self-contained, self-catering cottage offers tranquillity and an inspiring working environment, with electric blankets, a wood-burning fire and air-conditioning, for cosiness and comfort in all weather.

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Western Sydney Employment, Life Skills & Leisure Expo
19 June 2018, 12.00pm-6.00pm
Blacktown RSL Club, Second Ave, Blacktown

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Sydney Disability Expo
25 & 26 May 2018, 9.00am–3.00pm
The Southee Complex, 1 Showground Rd, Sydney Olympic Park

Colourful blocks spelling 'autism'

Aspect is running a range of information sessions and workshops in Western Sydney for parents and carers of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder in 2018. These include Information Sessions for Aspect Western Sydney School and a range of Early Days workshops for families with a child who has recently been diagnosed.

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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,

Clouds at twilight

A new art exhibition will explore the changing faces - and numbers - behind one of Australia's biggest multicultural districts. The exhibition 'looking at me through you' enlisted a group of artists to incorporate statistics from Deloitte Access Economics into a series of contemporary art pieces that reflect and challenge people's perceptions of greater Western Sydney.