October 29 - November 4, 2017: Issue 335
Greater Sydney Commission Releases Revised draft North District Plan: Feedback
New Plan Unveiled For Greater Sydney Region
22 October, 2017
Minister for Planning and Housing Anthony Roberts, Chief Commissioner Lucy Turnbull and Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Andrew Constance at the launch of the draft Greater Sydney Region Plan.
Greater Sydney will become three connected cities over the next 40 years, linked by new public transport, giving more communities access to job opportunities, new homes and services within 30 minutes.
The draft Plan, prepared by the Greater Sydney Commission (GSC) was launched for public comment together with Transport for NSW’s Future Transport 2056.
Chief Commissioner Lucy Turnbull AO said the plans were the first long-term land use and transport strategies to be developed both collaboratively and concurrently.
“The three cities vision is also at the heart of Future Transport 2056 and I’m delighted to see the close collaboration between our agencies bring this vision to life,” Ms Turnbull said.
“Reshaping Greater Sydney as a metropolis of three cities – the Western Parkland City, Central River City and Eastern Harbour City will rebalance it, fostering jobs, improving housing choice and affordability, easing congestion and enhancing our enviable natural environment across the entire region.
“This is particularly exciting for Sydney’s west, with an entirely new city to emerge west of the M7, where the new Western Sydney Airport and Badgery’s Creek Aerotropolis will support tens of thousands of jobs.
“Penrith, Liverpool and Campbelltown will become university towns, which means even greater opportunity for young people growing up in the West.
“This draft Plan has been developed with the input of thousands of Sydneysiders and I’d like to thank everyone who has helped us shape this Plan. I now encourage everyone to read the draft Plan and give us their feedback,” she said.
The draft Greater Sydney Region Plan is on exhibition until 15 December. Read the draft Greater Sydney Region Plan and make a submission.
MORE JOBS AND INFRASTRUCTURE FOR GREATER SYDNEY
Sunday 22 October 2017: Media Release – NSW Minister for Planning and Housing Anthony Roberts, and NSW Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Andrew Constance
Greater Sydney will become three connected cities over the next 40 years, linked by new public transport, giving more communities access to job opportunities, new homes and services within 30 minutes. Minister for Planning and Housing Anthony Roberts, and Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Andrew Constance, today launched the Greater Sydney Commission’ draft Regional Plan and Transport for NSW’s Future Transport strategy for metropolitan Sydney for public comment. GSC Chief Commissioner Lucy Turnbull, said the plans are the first long-term land use and transport strategies to be developed in direct collaboration.
“Reshaping Greater Sydney as a metropolis of three cities – Eastern, Central and Western – will rebalance it, fostering jobs, improving housing affordability, easing congestion and enhancing our enviable natural environment across the entire region,” Ms Turnbull said.
“This is particularly exciting for Sydney’s west, with an entirely new city to emerge west of the M7, where the new Western Sydney Airport and the surrounding a metropolis will support tens of thousands of jobs. Penrith, Liverpool and Campbelltown will become university towns, which means even greater opportunity for young people growing up in Greater Sydney’s west.”
Mr Roberts said Greater Sydney’s continued growth and success, as a 21st century global city required a transformative approach to its planning.
“Greater Sydney is destined to become one of the world’s top 10 cities and as its population grows to an estimated eight million people over the next 40 years, we need these plans to ensure we deliver the housing, jobs, transport services, schools and medical facilities Sydneysiders will need,”
Minister Roberts said. “I congratulate the Chief Commissioner and her team on developing a compelling vision for the future of Greater Sydney and collaborating across government to align land use planning with future transport services and infrastructure.”
Mr Constance said it was important for planning and transport to work closely 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.
“The release of our Future Transport 2056 strategy together with the blueprint developed by the Greater Sydney Commission – means new communities can be connected within 30 minutes at a time when more people want to call Sydney home. “The plans will ultimately work together, so as Sydney grows, so too does the transport network.
“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. The draft Greater Sydney Region Plan and the Future Transport Strategy can be viewed at www.greater.sydney and https://future.transport.nsw.gov.au.
The Future Of The North District
The vision for Greater Sydney as a metropolis of three cities – the Western Parkland City, the Central River City and the Eastern Harbour City – means residents in the North District will have quicker and easier access to a wider range of jobs, housing types and activities.
The North District is part of the Eastern Harbour City. Its expansive national parks, waterways and beaches provide a natural setting for its vibrant, productive centres and strong community connections.
The District comprises geographically diverse, economically strong and environmentally aware communities who value and embrace progress, the local landscape and a great quality of life.
The draft North District Plan guides the growth of the District within the context of the metropolis of three cities to improve the District’s social, economic and environmental assets.
The draft Plan guides this growth by protecting the District’s many lifestyle assets – from the bush, to its world-class beaches and Sydney Harbour, its vibrant local centres and heritage.
The District will attract even more local, domestic and international visitors as this thriving modern economy grows and coexists within beautiful, natural landscapes.
Housing and jobs will be targeted in the right places, aligned to new and enhanced infrastructure. Sydney Metro will create fast and efficient rail connections to both the Harbour CBD in the south and the growing communities in the northwest, while re-energising centres along its corridor.
Economic growth and a greater diversity of jobs will be targeted in the strategic centres of St Leonards, Chatswood, Macquarie Park, Brookvale-Dee Why, Hornsby and in Manly and Mona Vale as required. The Northern Beaches Hospital at Frenchs Forest will significantly boost the District’s businesses and jobs in the health sector.
North Sydney’s commercial core will be enhanced to strengthen the District’s economic links to the Harbour CBD and its role in the Eastern Economic Corridor. North Sydney’s neighbourhoods and lifestyle assets will continue to provide housing close to jobs, services and infrastructure, and give the area a unique character.
The North District will have new networks for walking and cycling both within and between strategic centres, along main roads, and along the coast from Manly through to Palm Beach. It will also have networks of open space and urban tree canopy as the Greater Sydney Green Grid is developed.
Revised draft North District Plan
The revised draft North District Plan provides a 20-year plan to manage growth and achieve the 40-year vision, while enhancing Greater Sydney’s liveability, productivity and sustainability into the future. It is a guide for implementing the draft Greater Sydney Region Plan at a District level and is a bridge between regional and local planning. Download and read the full draft North District Plan (PDF 11MB).
How to be involved
This revised draft North District Plan replaces the draft North District Plan, released in November 2016. You can read the entire draft District Plan atwww.greater.sydney
This draft District Plan is on formal public exhibition until 15 December 2017.
You can make a submission: by visiting: www.greater.sydney/submissions by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org by post to: Greater Sydney Commission Draft North District Plan PO Box 257 Parramatta NSW 2124
Before making a submission, please read the Privacy Statement at www.greater.sydney/privacy.
If you provide a submission in relation to this document using any of the above addresses, you will be taken to have accepted the Privacy Statement.
Please note that all submissions and comments will be treated as public and will be published in a variety of mediums.
A few extracts
Economic growth and a greater diversity of jobs will be targeted in the strategic centres of St Leonards, Chatswood, Macquarie Park, Brookvale-Dee Why, Hornsby and in Manly and Mona Vale as required.
The Northern Beaches Hospital at Frenchs Forest will significantly boost the District’s businesses and jobs in the health sector.
Centre job target ranges 2016 2036
Brookvale-Dee Why 20,000 23,000–26,000
Chatswood 24,700 31,000–33,000
Frenchs Forest 9,300 12,000–13,000
Hornsby 14,300 18,000–22,000
Macquarie Park 58,500 73,000–79,000
Manly 5,000 6,000–6,500
Mona Vale 4,300 5,000–6,000
New communities in land release areas
The Priority Growth Area programs of the NSW Department of Planning and Environment guide the development of new communities in land release areas. The current program includes the Priority Growth Area of Ingleside with the potential for a new community of 3,400 dwellings.
0–5 year housing supply targets: 2016–2021
Hunter’s Hill 150
Lane Cove 1,900
North Sydney 3,000
Northern Beaches 3,400
North District Total 25,950
Planning Priority N10
Growing investment, business opportunities and jobs in strategic centres
• Strategic centres: Brookvale-Dee Why, Chatswood, Hornsby, Manly, Mona Vale, St Leonards, Frenchs Forest and Macquarie Park (for the latter three, refer to Planning Priority N9)
Mona Vale strategic centre is a mixed use area including retail, commercial, community, light industrial and residential uses. It is a thriving centre during business hours, providing amenity, convenience and a sense of community for residents.
Mona Vale’s connectivity to Brookvale-Dee Why and the Harbour CBD will be improved with the commencement of the B-Line bus service.
42. Strengthen Mona Vale through approaches that:
a. protect and enhance the commercial and retail function of the centre to provide
employment growth and maintain high job containment
b. ensure sufficient retail and commercial floor space is provided to meet future demand
c. leverage Mona Vale’s role as a north-south and east-west bus interchange to facilitate a greater diversity of employment and mixed uses in the centre
d. improve access and linkages to local destinations, such as Mona Vale Hospital, through priority pedestrian networks
e. promote walking and cycling to and within the centre
f. retain and protect the industrial precinct to the north of the centre to serve the growing population
g. prioritise place making and urban activation, including enlivening the centre.
Urban activation: ‘Urban activation precincts aim to deliver more homes in places with access to infrastructure, transport, services and jobs.’