Since our establishment in January 2016, a critical element of our ongoing work at the Greater Sydney Commission has been collaboration and engagement with the wider community to plan for a more productive, liveable and sustainable Greater Sydney. We will continue our conversations and engagement with stakeholders as we move into the next phase of implementing our plans.
If you are a third-party lobbyist or business contact (including peak industry group or a representative of a community group) and would like to request a meeting with a representative of the Commission, please complete the relevant form below, or call us on 1800 617 681 for more information.
If you are a community member, please call us on 1800 617 681 to request a meeting.
Request a meeting
The Greater Sydney Commission has adopted the Department of Planning and Environment’s policy, Engaging with Lobbyists & Business Contacts.
If you would like to request a meeting with the Commission, then please complete the Third-Party and Other Lobbyist Meeting Request Form (DOC, 112 KB) or the Business Contact Meeting Request Form (DOC, 97 KB), print out, sign the acknowledgement, then scan the relevant document and return it via email to email@example.com at least 7 working days in advance of the meeting date. A meeting date and time will be arranged by the Commission.
Meetings with the Commission should generally be to provide information to the Commission on issues relevant to strategic planning in the Greater Sydney Region. Please note that the Commission does not have a role with regard to site specific developments requiring decisions or planning proposals. If your query is in relation to such matters then you should contact the relevant local council or Department of Planning and Environment.
If a meeting occurs then it will generally be attended by a representative of the Commission and a probity officer. If a meeting with a registered lobbyist occurs then it will be attended by at least two Commission representatives and a probity officer.
The policy Engaging with Lobbyists & Business Contacts applies to persons who are required to be registered on the NSW Electoral Commission’s register of Third-Party Lobbyists. The Lobbying of Government Officials Act 2011 and Premier's Memorandum M2014-13 NSW Lobbyists Code of Conduct, governs the interactions between NSW Government officials and lobbyists.
In accordance with the policy Engaging with Lobbyists & Business Contacts, the Commission will make a record of contact with Third-Party Lobbyists, information from which is published on the Registered Lobbyists Contact Register January 2019 (PDF, 74 KB) on the Commission's website.
All contact with lobbyists that are not Third-Party Lobbyists is recorded by the Commission.
A Business Contact includes any person or organisation that communicates with the Commission about any development matter, but who is not a Third-Party Lobbyist or Other Lobbyist. For the purposes of any communication with the Commission, development matter includes any subject relating to strategic planning, the Greater Sydney Region Plan and the District Plans.
The Department of Planning and Environment’s policy also applies to persons who are not registered lobbyists, but wish to discuss development matters with the Commission.
All contact with Business Contacts is recorded on a Meeting Record Form.
If you have any queries regarding meeting requests, please contact the Commission at firstname.lastname@example.org.