Because we have to redefine our position and community name. We need to focus on building Blacktown, not deriding it.
– STEPHEN BALI the change of name. Blacktown Residents’ Voice president Indira Devi warned of the costs businesses would have to incur.
“This is an outrageous attempt by councillors for the sole purpose, and only purpose we believe, of the election of the next mayor of Blacktown,’’ she said.
Blacktown’s Labor Mayor Stephen Bali said hundreds of organisations would need to change their name to West Sydney under the change.
“It’s almost like (the Mt Druitt documentary) Struggle Street, because we have to redefine our position and community name,” he said. “We need to focus on building Blacktown, not deriding it.’’