Sydney 2050 citizens jury

Sydney 2050 citizens jury

Meeting dates

  • 24 August
  • 7 September
  • 21 September
  • 26 October
  • 9 November
  • 23 November

Everyday people from the community

Since November 2018, we've undertaken extensive community consultation to help inform the vision for a new plan for Sydney to 2050

The next phase in developing the plan includes a citizens jury of 50 everyday people to consider and make recommendations on:

What concepts should be implemented in Sydney by 2050 so that the community’s vision for the city is realised?

Our partnership with newDemocracy

A citizens jury includes everyday people directly in the process of decision making. It’s made up of people from the community who bring their local knowledge to develop a consensus on the recommendations they will present to Council.

The City has partnered with newDemocracy, a leading foundation that works in citizen participation, to design and oversee the jury process.

How the citizens jury works

The jury is made up of 50 randomly selected citizens who live, work or visit the city. It will meet periodically between August and November 2019 to deliberate and form a response to the question. The outcomes from the jury will be acknowledged and incorporated in the plan for Sydney to 2050.

Citizens juries work because they are run by the citizens with independent facilitators. Jury members have access to information and detailed evidence, and they can request to hear from subject-matter experts of their own choosing.

Observers at jury meetings are welcome

If you would like to attend a citizens jury meeting, please contact Kyle Redman at newDemocracy:

Observers will be asked to abide by the observer code of conduct.

Community research panel

To stay informed about this project sign up for our community research panel, which represents the diversity of our city. It includes residents, visitors, business owners, ratepayers and students.

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Last updated: Wednesday, 4 September 2019