Have your say on Greater Sydney’s future

Published 23rd October, 2017 in Infrastructure, Living in NSW, Transport

A new plan sees Greater Sydney reshaped into three connected cities by 2057.

Children playing at Western Sydney Parklands

The Greater Sydney Commission’s draft Regional Plan and Transport for NSW’s Future Transport strategy for metropolitan Sydney are open for public comment.

The strategies to turn Greater Sydney into a metropolis of three cities will create jobs, improve housing affordability, ease congestion and enhance the natural environment across the region.

To support the three-city plan, the government’s new transport strategy aims to improve public transport so that by 2056, 70 per cent of people will live within 30 minutes of work, study and entertainment.

The reshaped Greater Sydney features:

  • a Harbour CBD in the east
  • a Central River City with Greater Parramatta at its centre
  • a new city west of the M7, where the new Western Sydney Airport and the surrounding area will support tens of thousands of jobs.

Penrith, Liverpool and Campbelltown will become university towns, creating greater opportunities for young people growing up in the area.

Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Andrew Constance said it was important to consider land use and transport together to deliver the best outcomes for Sydneysiders.

“While we’re building the transport solutions of tomorrow right now, we can’t ignore the future. That’s why we’re not only focussing on the next few years but the next 40,” Mr Constance said.

“This draft planning strategy is now out for Sydneysiders to look at and I’d urge everyone to engage and have their say on the future shape of Sydney.”

Find out more about the Greater Sydney Region Plan and the Future Transport Strategy

Published 23rd October, 2017 in Infrastructure, Living in NSW, Transport