Senior Specialist Planner
A 20-year land use vision that links state and local strategies with our planning controls to guide development.
As one of Australia’s global cities, Sydney will continue to attract people wanting to live, work, visit and invest. Over the next 20 years, the city’s people, economy and environment will change. By 2030, there will be around 1.7 million people in the city each day.
Our local strategic planning statement sets out a 20-year land use vision, balancing the need for housing and economic activities while protecting and enhancing local character, heritage, public places and spaces. It links state and local strategic plans with our planning controls to guide development.
The planning statement sets 13 priorities and a series of actions to achieve the vision and guide future changes to our planning controls:
Housing and jobs targets are also proposed in response to the NSW Government’s eastern city district plan.
The planning statement responds to the 10 strategic directions of our community strategic plan, Sustainable Sydney 2030, and has been informed by our other social, environmental, economic and cultural plans and strategies.
It is a legal requirement and must be reviewed at least every 7 years. It was finalised with the Greater Sydney Commission’s support. Any changes to planning controls must give effect to our planning statement.