Since our establishment in January 2016 we have been listening and learning from people with a vast range of expertise and interests. This includes state and local government staff, social and environmental peak bodies, business and industry groups, community groups, young people, culturally and linguistically diverse people and the general public.
We've had two formal public exhibition periods on our draft strategic plans. More than 25,000 people attended one of our events or lodged a submission to share their views, with over 3,000 formal submissions received. The Commission thanks everyone that lodged a submission and attended an engagement event. Those contributions have been invaluable and have helped shape the Greater Sydney Region Plan - A Metropolis of Three Cities and the five District Plans.
We are continuing our conversations and engagement with stakeholders as we move into the next phase of implementing our plans.
We have undertaken three Community Challenge events where we brought together community members to help us create solutions to Greater Sydney's emerging challenges. We have convened a Citizens' Panel to help shape the way we measure the implementation of A Metropolis of Three Cities.
In mid-2019 we will launch our Youth Panel, which will include 10 young people from across Greater Sydney. They will provide insights on strategic planning issues affecting young people across Greater Sydney and provide advice and support to the Commission and Commissioners when engaging young people in Commission activities.
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