Road link project
Residents can have their say on the WestConnex project, one of the NSW government's top infrastructure priorities. The 33-kilometre project will link Sydney's west with the airport and Port Botany.
WestConnex should cut the 114-minute trip from Penrith to the CBD via City West Link by 22 minutes. The survey, maps and more details can be found at haveyoursay.nsw.gov.au/westconnex.
Foster care service
A new program has been established to provide foster care services for Marist Youth Care.
Star Foster Care will provide safe and secure homes for children eight and older. The Blacktown program will recruit carers who live within a two-hour drive, so the team can provide support and assistance to families 24-7.
Every family receives tax-free financial allowances, training, casework support, debriefing, counselling, clinical support and back-up respite residential services.