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Greater Sydney Commission keeps finger on the region's pulse with new data

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The Greater Sydney Commission today launched its second annual Pulse of Greater Sydney (2020) report, tracking the impacts of COVID-19 across the region and updating key indicators of change.

Chief Commissioner Geoff Roberts AM, said the challenges the people of Greater Sydney face, and the opportunities they present, make monitoring and reporting even more important this year.

"The Pulse of Greater Sydney 2020 expands on the inaugural report in 2019, established to measure the implementation of the Greater Sydney Region Plan, A Metropolis of Three Cities, and the five District Plans," Mr Roberts said.

"We also have continued our tracking of COVID-19's city-shaping impacts on Greater Sydney, expanding on our last report in October this year, to include new data such as impacts on employment and jobs distribution, , internet and online learning access,  aged care and retirement accommodation and housing types by household makeup," he said.

New data and ways of measurement have been introduced for the four indicators launched in the first Pulse report in 2019:  jobs, education and housing, the 30-minute city, walkable places and addressing urban heat.

The Pulse also covers reporting on the implementation of district plans, showing how Greater Sydney is changing on a district by district level. The report includes mapping the status of projects and programs to deliver a metropolis of three cities.

Mr Roberts said the insights in the 2020 report will shape the updating of the Greater Sydney Region Plan and District Plans through 2021.

Download the Pulse of Greater Sydney 2020