An eye on the dashboard and a finger on the pulse

GS dashboard
10 Dec 2019
The Greater Sydney Region Plan has a 20-year focus, so it’s important we track progress along the way.

The Greater Sydney Dashboard brings together, in one place and for the first time, the data that lets us do that.

The Dashboard complements The Pulse of Greater Sydney, the Commission’s annual review of progress towards a Metropolis of Three Cities. This is the first time a metropolitan plan for Greater Sydney is being measured using performance indicators, giving everyone an opportunity to see and understand the changes taking place, and holding accountable those delivering the vision.

The Dashboard and The Pulse of Greater Sydney use data from a range of government agencies, focusing on four key indicators:

  1. Access to jobs, education and housing - looks at where these are located, and helps identify opportunities to improve access as Greater Sydney grows;
  2. 30-minute city - measures the proportion of residents able to reach their nearest metropolitan centre/cluster or strategic centre using public transport and/or walking within 30 minutes;
  3. Walkable places - measures the provision of more convenient walking and cycling access to schools, shops, public transport and open space; and
  4. Addressing urban heat - tracks the contribution that increasing the urban tree canopy can make to the quality of public places, streets and open spaces which improve amenity.

These indicators are what our 100-member Citizens Panel, local councils, peak groups, industry representatives and State Government agencies told us measured the things people value most. The Pulse of Greater Sydney can be downloaded at and The Dashboard can be viewed at

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