What's next?

This first six months of the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the value of working together across government and with key stakeholders to support rapid, evidence-based decision-making.

The data and observations outlined in this Report, together with further observations as more data becomes available, will influence the refresh of the Greater Sydney Region Plan and other government initiatives to get the best outcomes for the metropolis of three cities.

Identifying aspects of the delivery of the plans that are being accelerated and responding to changes that are happening faster than previously imagined are important. How this affects infrastructure priorities and/or their sequencing is also important, as agencies refresh their strategies to best align the changing ways Greater Sydney functions.

The NSW Government must be supported with data and city planning analysis to respond to the short, medium and longer-term challenges presented by COVID-19 to maintain and enhance the liveability, productivity and sustainability of Greater Sydney.

This report is an initial contribution. We will continue to collate data and provide city planning insights over the coming months. It is anticipated that further insights will be presented in the next edition of The Pulse of Greater Sydney.