The recently established Greater Sydney Commission has embarked on a long overdue process of developing a strategic plan for Sydney. The last strategic plan for Sydney was the 1948 County of Cumberland Scheme. So a new plan is long overdue. The Commission will release its draft District Plan for northern Sydney in November this year. The District Plan is not a statutory plan, rather a ‘wish list’ of key aspects we need such as green spaces, clean water, housing affordability and jobs creation. However, the Commission may be chartered to develop the statutory planning to implement aspects of the District Plan.
Now is the time to let the Commission know the aspirations you have for your area. Do we need more open space? What green linkages do we want? Where should housing be located? What transport infrastructure is needed?