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Next Steps for Greater Sydney

Next Steps for Greater Sydney

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A fresh look at the future of Greater Sydney

In 2018 the Greater Sydney Commission released our Region Plan, A Metropolis of Three Cities. This was a plan for the decades ahead that began its work in the present: by reimagining Greater Sydney as three cities within a metropolis, rather than a metropolis sprawling around a single CBD.

It was a major shift in how we thought about the city and the people who live in it, now and in the future. We considered how Sydney was working - and how it wasn't - because our job is to make a great city even better.

A fresh look at the future of Greater Sydney

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What we need to know

The original Region Plan reimagined Greater Sydney. Its core ideas - the powerful concepts of the Metropolis of Three Cities and the 30-minute city - are now ubiquitous and have helped bring a clear focus on how we can better address the needs of all communities.

With unprecedented global disruption altering how we live, work, play and learn, it's time to build on those strong foundations. This review is every bit as significant as the creation of the original Plan.

What we need to know

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How we will work with you

We start this formal review of the Greater Sydney Region Plan and District Plans determined to work even more closely and effectively with the community and our stakeholders.

The 2018 Region Plan benefitted from the insights and ideas of the people of Sydney and a wide array of stakeholders. We are building on this strong foundation and are challenging ourselves to engage with an even broader range of citizens.

How we will work with you

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Video published on 22 July 2021.

Acknowledgement of Country
The Greater Sydney Commission acknowledges the traditional owners of the lands that include Greater Sydney and the living culture of these lands. The Commission recognises that the traditional owners have occupied and cared for this Country over countless generations and celebrates their continuing contribution to the life of Greater Sydney.