Commissioner, Lucy Turnbull AO, says the Commission will consult with the Premier and the local councils of South District on interim arrangements to replace Mr Iemma.
Ms Turnbull thanked Mr Iemma for his contribution to the Commission’s work, particularly on the development of the South District Plan and the Collaboration Areas program.
“The Commission has benefited greatly from Morris’ professional experience and love for the South District. He was one for the foundation District Commissioners, appointed in 2016 and reappointed in September last year.
“His contribution will live on through the great opportunities and enhanced liveability that will be provided to the people of the District,” she said.
Mr Iemma said he had thoroughly enjoyed his time on the Greater Sydney Commission, but additional private work commitments have meant the best course of action was to step down.
“In recent times, my existing commitments outside the GSC have increased and this, coupled with new ventures, has impacted on my schedule. Given the GSC's role, the best course of action is to relinquish my position as South District Commissioner.
“The Commission can be justifiably proud of its achievements and I wish it well,” Mr Iemma said.