Governance

As an independent organisation funded by the NSW Government, strong and accountable governance is core to our duty to transparently and responsibly serve the public interest.


The Greater Sydney Commission’s three committees are established by the Greater Sydney Commission Act. They are:

1. Strategic Planning Committee

To lead metropolitan planning for the Greater Sydney Region.

Membership

  • Chief Commissioner
  • Economic Commissioner
  • Environment Commissioner
  • Social Commissioner
  • All District Commissioners.

 

2. Infrastructure Delivery Committee

The Infrastructure Delivery Committee’s role is to provide information, advice and regular reports on the infrastructure requirements needed to support housing and employment opportunities in the Greater Sydney region and to advise and assist the Commission in regard to any of its other functions. 

Membership

  • Chief Commissioner
  • Economic Commissioner
  • Environment Commissioner
  • Social Commissioner
  • Chief Executive Officer.

The Secretaries of the following state government departments:

  • Permier and Cabinet
  • Planning, Industry and Environment
  • Transport for NSW
  • NSW Treasury
  • NSW Ministry of Health
  • Department of Education.

District Commissioners can also be invited to discuss matters relating to their districts.

 

3. Finance and Governance Committee

This committee:

  • Advises and assists the Commission on any of its functions
  • Advises and assists the Premier on Greater Sydney’s environmental, social and economic performance
  • Develops clear metrics to monitor and report on Greater Sydney’s environmental, social and economic performance (called the ‘the Dashboard’)

Membership

  • Chief Commissioner
  • Economic Commissioner
  • Environment Commissioner
  • Social Commissioner
  • Chief Executive Officer.

Greater Sydney Commission meeting minutes

The Greater Sydney Commission is required to publish minutes of its full Commission meetings. Minutes are endorsed at the next Commission meeting, prior to publication.

Minutes of the 15 December 2020 meeting of the Greater Sydney Commission (PDF, 144 KB).
Minutes of the 8 September 2020 meeting of the Greater Sydney Commission (PDF, 158 KB).
Minutes of the 7 July 2020 meeting of the Greater Sydney Commission (PDF, 168 KB).
Minutes of the 24 March 2020 meeting of the Greater Sydney Commission (PDF, 165 KB)
Minutes of the 10 December 2019 meeting of the Greater Sydney Commission (PDF, 178 KB)
Minutes of the 17 September 2019 meeting of the Greater Sydney Commission (PDF, 243 KB)
Minutes of the 25 June 2019 meeting of the Greater Sydney Commission (PDF, 76 KB)
Minutes of the 26 February 2019 meeting of the Greater Sydney Commission (PDF, 96 KB)
Minutes of the 5 December 2018 meeting of the Greater Sydney Commission (PDF, 92 KB)
Minutes of the 18 September 2018 meeting of the Greater Sydney Commission (PDF, 75 KB)
Minutes of the 26 June 2018 meeting of the Greater Sydney Commission (PDF, 80 KB)
Minutes of the 9 February 2018 meeting of the Greater Sydney Commission (PDF, 192 KB)
Minutes of the 5 September 2017 meeting of the Greater Sydney Commission (PDF, 284 KB)
Minutes of the 9 May 2017 meeting of the Greater Sydney Commission (PDF, 551 KB)
Minutes of the 14 February 2017 meeting of the Greater Sydney Commission (PDF, 577 KB)
Minutes of the 18 November 2016 meeting of the Greater Sydney Commission (PDF, 667 KB)
Minutes of the 13 September 2016 meeting of the Greater Sydney Commission (PDF, 394 KB)
Minutes of the 13 July 2016 meeting of the Greater Sydney Commission (PDF, 187 KB)
Minutes of the inaugural meeting of the Greater Sydney Commission - 2 May 2016 (PDF, 205 KB)

Greater Sydney Commission Quarterly Reports to the Minister for Planning

Between July 2016 and March 2018, prior to the release of the Greater Sydney Region and District Plans, the Commission provided quarterly progress reports on Greater Sydney Region and District Plan preparation on the request of the Minister for Planning. See more on the implementation progress of the Region and District Plans in the Pulse of Greater Sydney reporting.

Quarterly Report to the Minister for Planning No. 8 - for the period ending 31 March 2018 (PDF, 212 KB)
Quarterly Report to the Minister for Planning No. 7 - for the period ending 31 December 2017 (PDF, 71 KB)
Quarterly Report to the Minister for Planning No. 6 - for the period ending 30 September 2017 (PDF, 170 KB)
Quarterly Report to the Minister for Planning No. 5 - for the period ending 30 June 2017 (PDF, 125 KB)
Quarterly Report to the Minister for Planning No. 4 - for the period ending 31 March 2017 (PDF, 231 KB)
Quarterly Report to the Minister for Planning No. 3 - for the period ending 31 December 2016 (PDF, 546 KB)
Quarterly Report to the Minister for Planning No. 2 - for the period ending 31 October 2016 (PDF, 368 KB)
Quarterly Report to the Minister for Planning No. 1 - for the period ending 31 July 2016 (PDF, 4 MB)

Greater Sydney Commission Annual Report

Greater Sydney Commission Annual Report 2019/2020 (PDF, 8 MB)
Greater Sydney Commission Annual Report 2018/2019 (PDF, 9 MB)
Greater Sydney Commission Annual Report 2017/2018 (PDF, 9 MB)
Greater Sydney Commission Annual Report 2016/2017 (PDF, 5 MB)
Greater Sydney Commission Annual Report 2015/2016 (PDF, 5 MB)


At the Greater Sydney Commission the decisions, behaviours and actions of our staff are guided by a comprehensive range of policies and procedures. This allows us to maintain effective, efficient and consistent operations throughout the organisation.

The Greater Sydney Commission has its own Code of Ethics and Conduct policy that applies specifically to the Greater Sydney Commission members.

The Commission makes available on request any policy that affects or is likely to affect members of the public.

Lobbyists & Business Contacts meeting requests

The Greater Sydney Commission's interactions with Lobbyists and Business Contacts is guided by its policy on Engaging with Lobbyists & Business Contacts. The policy aligns with legislative requirements and NSW Government guidelines.

Read more about Lobbyists & Business Contacts meeting requests