A key objective of the Greater Sydney Commission is to engage and collaborate with stakeholders to plan for a more productive, liveable and sustainable Greater Sydney.


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.

More than 25,000 people attended one of our events or lodged a submission to share their views. We’ve had two formal public exhibition periods and we received over 3,000 formal submissions on our draft strategic plans.

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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Our Engagement Strategy

The Commission’s Engagement Strategy (PDF, 3 MB) was our plan for engaging with the community and stakeholders to prepare the Greater Sydney Region Plan - A Metropolis of Three Cities and the five District Plans.

The Engagement Strategy detailed who we would engage with, how we would do it and the range of engagement techniques we would use. Our engagement program aimed to raise people’s awareness of the need to plan for long-term growth and encouraged people to contribute to the planning process.

For information on the Commission's previous engagement strategy, read the July 2016 Engagement Strategy (PDF, 4 MB).