Central Sydney planning strategy

Central Sydney planning strategy

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Planning for development in central Sydney means planning Sydney's ongoing competitiveness, attractiveness and resilience.

The draft Central Sydney planning strategy supports opportunities for additional height and density in the right locations balanced with environmental sustainability and urban design excellence. 

These opportunities are presented in stages – short-term, medium-term and ongoing. They align with planned developments in infrastructure and technology for an economically, environmentally and socially successful city.

The draft strategy reviewed the current planning controls against the City’s Sustainable Sydney 2030 program.

Council has endorsed the draft strategy and relevant documents for a non-statutory public exhibition.

Next steps

The strategy and relevant documents will be placed on public exhibition for a minimum of 2 months.

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10 key moves

  1. Prioritise employment growth and increase capacity.
  2. Ensure development responds to context.
  3. Consolidate and simplify planning controls.
  4. Provide for employment growth in new tower clusters.
  5. Ensure infrastructure keeps pace with growth.
  6. Move towards a more sustainable city.
  7. Protect, enhance and expand Central Sydney's heritage, public places and spaces.
  8. Move people more easily.
  9. Reaffirm commitment to design excellence.
  10. Monitor outcomes and respond.

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Last updated: Wednesday, 20 March 2019