Greater Sydney Performance Indicators

Four overarching performance indicators were developed with the community to measure progress on the implementation of the Region Plan and the district plans. How these relate to the 10 directions in the region and district plans is shown in Figure 1. The relationship between the performance indicators and 10 directions forms a matrix, where a single performance indicator can help monitor progress against several directions.

For example, Greater Sydney’s performance on the direction “a city of great places” is monitored using performance indicators PI3: walkable places and PI4: addressing urban heat, while performance on the direction “a resilient city” is monitored using performance indicators PI2: 30-minute city, PI3: walkable places and PI4: addressing urban heat.

The indicator matrix also provides a framework to enhance indicators to understand the resilience of Greater Sydney.

Bringing a resilience lens to the data sets and updating aspects of the four performance indicators introduced in 2019 gives us new data and insights on jobs, education, housing, and frequency of connections between centres.

Our understanding of centres has been expanded to incorporate local centres as more people are spending time locally.

The indicators highlight the heightened role of local centres and public space and emphasise the need to make Greater Sydney more equitable and connected.

The importance of water in the environment is also highlighted. The indicator to address urban heat includes an analysis of permeable surfaces across the catchments of Greater Sydney as well as how different surfaces impact urban heat.

These data sets are available on the Greater Sydney Dashboard, a single point of access to government data. This interactive tool provides links to a range of data sources to help monitor growth and change. It will continue to be developed as new and updated data becomes available.

 

Figure 1: Indicator Matrix: Performance indicators measuring the implementation of the 10 directions of the Region and district plans