The 2018 Region Plan benefitted from the insights and ideas of the people of Sydney and a wide array of stakeholders. We engaged directly with over 25,000 people through a range of deliberative workshops, focus groups, community meetings, roundtable meetings, briefing sessions, surveys and online chats. We are building on this strong foundation and are challenging ourselves to engage with an even broader range of citizens. Our diversity is one of our greatest assets and we want to reach further into the many communities across Greater Sydney. The voices of young people are essential when it comes to planning for their future and their children's future. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples' views about how the Region Plan and District Plans can support better outcomes for First Nations people are similarly vital.
As we begin more than two years of ongoing engagement, the Commission is seeking your feedback on key topics under consideration during the review process [see What we need to know].
There is a simple survey where you can tell us what you think about these focus areas, provide input on their importance to you, and provide your thoughts on how Greater Sydney can best function in the future.
Below you will find more information on the review process, including timelines and expected opportunities for engagement with the Commission. Join a conversation with us, tell us the challenges you face and the opportunities you can see for Greater Sydney's future.
In 2022 the Commission will release a mid-term strategic review of the current Greater Sydney Region Plan. This will provide a detailed analysis of the existing Region Plan and present opportunities for improvements to make Greater Sydney even more productive, liveable and sustainable. This review will highlight responses to some of the immediate challenges Greater Sydney has experienced, including COVID-19, climate change and resilience. It will also look ahead to the future of work. Feedback will be sought on this strategic review through an extensive public engagement program.
Responses to the ideas outlined in this mid-term strategic review will then shape preparation of a new draft Region Plan and draft District Plans, which will be placed on exhibition in 2023 for public feedback. With your input, we can make the best plan for Greater Sydney, and all of us who live here.