Commission to collaborate with community at upcoming Citizens’ Panel

05 Oct 2018
News | Residents from across Greater Sydney are being invited to participate in a Citizens’ Panel to develop measures for tracking progress of the Greater Sydney Region Plan, A Metropolis of Three Cities.

A panel of 100 Sydneysiders, representing a wide cross section of the community, will work alongside the Commission to provide input into how it can best track and evaluate the implementation and outcomes of the Region Plan.

Chief Executive Officer, Sarah Hill, said the project, which has attracted more than 200 expressions of interest this week, was part of the Commission’s ongoing commitment to listening to Sydneysiders.

“A Metropolis of Three Cities was released in March this year, after two years of extensive collaboration and engagement with over 30,000 Sydneysiders,” Ms Hill said.

“Having co-created the vision with us, community and stakeholder groups told us they were also keen to follow its progress.

“It’s incredibly encouraging to see that enthusiasm come through in the feedback we received. People want to see this Plan implemented and they want to be involved in that process.

“We’re looking for people of all ages, including those from CALD backgrounds, Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander and people with disability. We have such bright, passionate and innovative minds right across our three cities. I look forward to working alongside them to track the delivery of this Plan.

“We’ve long said that our Plan will not sit on a shelf. It’s fantastic that we have a vision for a more liveable, productive and sustainable Greater Sydney that’s been adopted by the NSW Government. Now it’s time to make that vision a reality,” she said.

The Citizens’ Panel will be convened on two Saturdays in November 2018.

Expressions of interests are now open and must be submitted by 5pm Sunday 14 October 2018.

For more information, please visit https://www.greater.sydney/citizens-panel.

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