A new metropolitan strategy is being developed for Sydney. It will provide a framework for Sydney’s growth to help plan for housing, employment, transport, infrastructure, the environment and open space.
The strategy will update the current Metropolitan Plan for Sydney and link it to the government’s other long-term plans – the Long Term Transport master Plan and the State Infrastructure Strategy.
In a city of Sydney’s size, we need to plan for enough housing and jobs of the right type in the right place, properly serviced by infrastructure and transport networks – these issues cannot be left to chance. We need an overarching vision to plan for short, medium and long term improvements and manage growth, change and opportunities in the future.
The new Metropolitan Strategy will set an agreed government and community vision for Sydney in the next 20 years. It will also identify the other partners and actions needed to make that vision a reality.
Throughout the year, the department will consult with communities, residents, businesses, workers, government and industry about what they want for Sydney to set an agreed course for the future.