Future priorities in planning for Greater Sydney

The Premier’s COVID-19 Recovery Plan, released in July 2020, focuses on priorities already embedded in the Region Plan, the State Infrastructure Strategy – Building Momentum and the Future Transport Strategy 2056.

These strategies will underpin government-wide efforts to respond to the Premier’s Recovery Plan. The focus areas in the City-shaping impacts of COVID-19 – Towards a resilient Greater Sydney report and the additional insights outlined in The Pulse will continue to inform the review and updates of the Region Plan, district plans and other state and local strategies and initiatives.

We can:

  • Cultivate and promote the Sydney business brand to enable Greater Sydney to be the Asia Pacific magnet for jobs growth post COVID-19
  • Develop a circular economy that reduces waste and transforms Greater Sydney into a clean technology leader, generating new jobs and enhancing sustainability, productivity and liveability
  • Leverage the social and economic benefits of the increased local focus to strengthen local communities and the network of employment hubs throughout the three cities
  • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions and focus on how planning can strengthen community resilience to natural hazards.

Greater Sydney’s urban structure and the existing strategic planning framework are robust and well-suited to supporting recovery and resilience. The focus now is to refine and accelerate its implementation with a fully digital, whole-of-government, citizen-centric metropolitan plan organised around the three cities.

Further information on these updates and other State and local initiatives will be released. The next Pulse of Greater Sydney in 2021 will continue to analyse and report on city-shaping impacts and monitor the outcomes of government efforts to support the State’s recovery and resilience.