The Greater Sydney Commission has commenced an Assurance Review of planning in the Ryde Local Government Area (LGA), with a particular focus on the Macquarie Park Investigation Area and its broader impact on the Ryde LGA.
Assurance Reviews are designed to support the effective implementation of strategic plans and optimise outcomes for the community and the environment. They will consider issues such as relevant policies on housing and industrial lands; and the provision of infrastructure, including education, transport, roads and open space. The Assurance Review is being undertaken on the request of the Premier and in accordance with the Commission’s functions under the Greater Sydney Commission Act 2015 – to provide advice and make recommendations to the Premier on matters relating to planning and development in the Greater Sydney Region.
The Commission will work with the Department of Planning and Environment, other relevant state and local agencies, Council, stakeholders and the community. The Assurance Review will identify key planning matters and options to address these going forward.
The Assurance Review will be led by a Panel of Commissioners chaired by the Chief Commissioner Lucy Turnbull AO and including the Deputy Chief Commissioner and Economic Commissioner Geoff Roberts.
The Commission is inviting community members, groups and stakeholders to register expressions of interest to speak with the Assurance Panel at Panel Listening Sessions on the evenings of Tuesday 5 and Thursday 7 February 2019. People also have the option of lodging a short summary of their views online.
While the Assurance Panel will try to hear from as many people as possible, it may not be possible for everyone who wishes to speak to have the opportunity to do so. We may therefore use the information provided by you in your expression of interest to prioritise speakers whose concerns most closely relate to the Assurance Review Terms of Reference or select a speaker to represent common issues or themes.
If the Panel is unable to hear from everyone, they will give consideration to all written submissions provided in the Expression of Interest.
Expressions of Interest close on Tuesday 29 January 2019. Applicants will be informed of the status of their request to speak with the Panel on 31 January 2019.
To request to attend as an observer, click here.
Please note, spaces are limited. We will endeavour to accommodate as many interested parties as possible.