The Southern Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (SSROC) is an incorporated association of 12 local councils, originally established in 1986.
SSROC provides a forum through which our member councils can interact, exchange ideas, and work collaboratively to solve regional issues and contribute to the future sustainability of the region.We advocate on behalf of our region to ensure that the major issues are addressed by all levels of government. Our current focus includes the environment, transport, procurement, waste, and planning.
Our 12 councils now represent almost 1.9 million residents, more than a third of the population of Greater Sydney. The statistics about the region are available here.
SSROC acknowledges the traditional custodians of our region – the peoples of the Darug, Dharawal and Eora Nations. The SSROC region extends from Sydney Harbour to the Royal National Park, and along the Parramatta River.
Almost 1.9 million people live in the 678 sq km that make up the SSROC region, with a rich diversity including more than 25% from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. The region includes the three most densely populated areas in Australia and makes up 6% of the population of Australia.
The region is host to major employers and contains two of Australia’s most important economic gateways: Sydney Airport and Port Botany. It is also the site of infrastructure that plays a major role on a metropolitan, state and country-wide scale, such as: the Sydney central business district, the iconic Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge and Anzac Bridge, major regional centres and vital transport corridors, major universities and hospitals.
bara by Aboriginal artist Judy Watson is a major permanent artwork to celebrate the First Peoples of Sydney, the traditional custodians of Gadigal Country. Image credit: Chris Southwood/ City of Sydney