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OUR PURPOSE

WESTIR Limited stands for Western Sydney Regional Information and Research Service. The purpose of WESTIR Limited is to respond to current and potential issues affecting the people of Greater Western Sydney by gathering, analysing and interpreting information and ensuring that such information is easily accessible to the community.

 

OUR HISTORY

WESTIR Limited is a not for profit community organisation, partly funded by the NSW Department of Family and Community Services. Established in 1981 (and becoming a company limited by guarantee in 1989), WESTIR Limited provides enhanced and equitable access to social research and data for people and organisations in Greater Western Sydney.

 

WHERE IS GREATER WESTERN SYDNEY?

Greater Western Sydney consists of thirteen Local Government Areas (LGAs): Blacktown, Blue Mountains, Camden, Campbelltown, Canterbury-Bankstown, Cumberland, Fairfield, Hawkesbury, Liverpool, Parramatta, Penrith, The Hills Shire and Wollondilly. In addition to Greater Western Sydney, WESTIR Limited is increasingly exploring Lithgow and Wingecarribee LGAs as these areas fall within the NSW Government service boundaries for the region.

Please note that while WESTIR Limited’s focus is Greater Western Sydney, we are also willing to undertake social research and data projects for people and organisations outside this region.

 

WHAT WE BELIEVE

  • Enhanced and more equitable access to statistical and other information for people and organisations, especially those in Western Sydney.
  • The potential for constructive and well-resourced planning to improve the quality of life in Western Sydney.
  • Provision of high quality and timely service to our clients.
  • We believe in collaboration and not competition, with like minded organisations and individuals, especially in planning for and activities in the Western Sydney region.
  • Improved and more equitable access to human services and physical infrastructure for the Western Sydney community.
  • Ethical and non-exploitative research practices.
  • Socially inclusive practices, including affirmative action and equal employment opportunity.
  • Opposition to negative discrimination and prejudice based on race, colour, creed, gender, age, sexuality, disability/ability, marital status, income, social and political associations, geographic location and position in society (both actual and perceived).

 

OUR SERVICES 

  • Research projects
  • Demographic and statistical data analysis
  • Service and program evaluation
  • Client surveys and sampling frameworks
  • Data and research training
  • Information advice and referral
  • A research and information library

 

CONSULTANCY FEES 

WESTIR Limited can help you with any of the services above, however larger projects and requests may incur a consultancy fee in order to meet your specific needs. We work with each of our clients individually to ensure outcomes are achieved in a cost-effective way. While WESTIR Limited’s focus is Greater Western Sydney, we are also happy to undertake social research and data projects for people and organisations outside this region. 

Contact us at (02) 9635 7764 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to find out more about our consultancy fee structure, including special rates for our members.

 

OUR BOARD 

  • Ron Alder
  • Margaret Tipper
  • Dr Michael Darcy
  • Charles Casuscelli
  • Erich Weller
  • Shaun Beckley

 

OUR STAFF

  • Peter Rogers (Executive Officer)
  • Barbara Beard (Social Research and Information Officer)
  • Amy Lawton (Social Research and Information Officer)
  • Olivia Hamilton (Social Research and Information Officer)
  • Vince Suarez (IT and Communications)
  • Charles Joseph (Accounts)

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Business Hours

Monday to Friday:
9:30am - 4:30pm

Saturday & Sunday:
Closed
 
P: (02) 9635 7764
F: (02) 9635 8395

Our Philosophy

Our purpose is to respond to current and potential issues affecting the people of Western Sydney by gathering, analysing and interpreting information and ensuring that such information is easily accessible to the community.

Copyright Notice

WESTIR Ltd publications, and other documents that are created by WESTIR Ltd for public use and information. All material WESTIR Ltd provides, unless otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Australia.