Greater Sydney is Australia’s economic powerhouse. Its continued success is vital to drive the NSW and national economies, secure a good quality of life for all our citizens, and hand down even greater opportunities to the next generation.
A Metropolis of Three Cities is a bold vision for three, integrated and connected cities that will rebalance Greater Sydney – placing housing, jobs, infrastructure and services within easier reach of more residents, no matter where they live.
It is a plan for delivery that will see the benefits of growth shared across all parts of Greater Sydney and ensure that Greater Sydney is one of the best places in the world to live, work and raise a family. It will boost productivity by bringing together good jobs and skilled workers; make our suburbs more liveable by preserving heritage and local character as part of the growth process; and make our cities more sustainable by protecting our natural environment and open spaces.
The Greater Sydney Region Plan will be delivered through strong and effective collaboration. This approach is evident in partnerships like the Western Sydney City Deal, where the Australian, the NSW and local governments have come together to create our third city – the Western City – with the Western Sydney aerotropolis at its heart. Collaboration is also at the heart of the Greater Sydney Commission’s Growth Infrastructure Compacts, which assess growth scenarios in line with infrastructure delivery.
As my government delivers record investments in infrastructure to shape the future of NSW for generations to come, the time is right to transform Greater Sydney. A Metropolis of Three Cities provides communities, councils, governments, and industry with certainty and guides the much-needed investments in transport, infrastructure, services and affordable housing required as Greater Sydney grows.
I am proud to present the community with A Metropolis of Three Cities – and look forward to working with you to make it a reality.