Interview to Charles Casuscelli | CEO Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (WSROC)
Can you tell us what´s your role at WSROC? What’s your politic level of decision in your region infrastructures?
I am the CEO of an organisation that directly advocates to Federal and State Ministers on behalf of local government in Western Sydney.
What are the waste prevention and recovery strategies promoted by WSROC?
Please see the attached Regional Waste Strategy.
WSROC collaborates, as well with universities and innovation centres in different projects like the urban microclimate, is there a space for collaboration with foreign institutions?
Yes there is.
Do you know the infrastructures projects developed by Spanish companies at western Sydney area?
Sydney Light Rail Project
Which of the meetings you´ve had these days has been more useful for you?
All of them have been particularly informative and of relevance to Western Sydney.
The SACF brings together companies and institutions to foster the relation between Spain and Australia. How do you think that relation can be strength?
Continuing dialogue and exchanges of ideas and people.
A distinctive characteristic of the SACF is the public-private collaboration. How is this collaboration in the waste management area? Does it work?
Yes, it does work and we need to make better use of it in Australia – I believe that public private partnerships are particularly useful in the waste sector – between local government and the private sector. WSROC intention is to get our member Councils to collaborate on region scale waste contracts and become partners for the development and delivery of waste infrastructure especially if it encourages new entrants into the industry.