Insider guide to best of the west

ALWAYS intended to spark a conversation, the second edition of Best of the West guidebook will have to amend a reference to Real Turkish Delight in Auburn which, unfortunately for locals with a sweet-tooth, moved to Perth about 12 months ago.

However there are plenty of other businesses producing sweet treats that will be happy to take their place in the inaugural regional snapshot of the best places and events, infrastructure and innovations from across Western Sydney.
Produced by the Western Sydney Leadership Dialogue (WSLD), the insider’s guide was designed to spark a debate in the community about all that is great in the area which is too often dismissed by its eastern and northern neighbours.
Best of the West was produced in order to share the Dialogue’s insight into the region’s range of suburbs, projects, events, centres of education, activities, business successes, natural assets and hidden gems.
WSLD executive director Adam Leto said the Dialogue proudly partnered with Western Sydney University to produce both a hardcover and electronic version of the guidebook.
“Best of the West brings together the proud and diverse range of Western Sydney communities and encourages everyone to think broadly about experiences in our part of the world,” Mr Leto said.
“Growth and change never stop in Western Sydney. The Dialogue is proud to share the education, business, health and community goings on from our unique perspective in the driver’s seat of the nation’s fastest growing region.
An electronic copy of the 151 page guidebook can be accessed free at, and the community is encouraged to make their own Twitter or Instagram nominations using #bestofthewest at @bestofthewest_.