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A Metropolis of Three Cities

Benefits of growth realised by collaboration of governments, community and business

Objective 5

Collaboration between the three tiers of government and across State agencies is essential for coordinating land use and infrastructure planning and delivery.

Engagement with the community and stakeholders is central to all collaboration and is addressed in Objective 6 and Objective 39.

The complexities of a growing region mean different approaches are required depending on the context, including nationally significant investment, corridors of renewal and land release, or a focus on a specific strategic centre or precinct. The role of the collaboration also varies. It may be for the development of an integrated strategy where alignment of agencies is critical; for coordination of investment across different tiers of government to achieve land use outcomes; or for the delivery of specific projects. The current suite of approaches supporting land use and infrastructure planning and delivery are outlined in Table 1.

Western Sydney City Deal

The delivery of the Western Sydney Airport and Badgerys Creek Aerotropolis will be driven by a Western Sydney City Deal. It will transform the Western Parkland City into a thriving, productive and sustainable area, with the Western Sydney Airport as the economic catalyst. This will require collaboration of all tiers of government with the Australian and NSW governments working with local governments across the Blue Mountains, Camden, Campbelltown, Fairfield, Hawkesbury, Liverpool, Penrith and Wollondilly.

The Western Sydney City Deal will be the single largest planning, investment and delivery partnership in the history of the nation, maximising the advantages of the region to support the emerging Western Parkland City. The City Deal will build on the Australian Government’s commitment to deliver a Western Sydney Airport and leverage other key infrastructure investments to catalyse jobs growth and better transport links (refer to Objective 20).

Collaboration Areas

Collaboration Areas are a place-based process led by the Greater Sydney Commission to address complex issues that require cross-stakeholder solutions. This may involve the alignment of the activities of councils and agencies at the NSW and/or Australian Government level, and a range of public and private stakeholders such as hospitals, universities and research institutions to deliver significant regional and district liveability, productivity and sustainability outcomes.

Each Collaboration Area starts with a Collaboration Area Agreement. The Agreement is a governance tool that sets out the shared vision and purpose, outputs and membership of each Collaboration Area. The collaborative process is characterised by:

  • transparency: share information openly
  • consistency: speak with one voice about the Collaboration Area
  • respect: everyone has a view to contribute
  • early involvement: involve stakeholders throughout the process
  • exploration: explore and understand all perspectives before finalising recommendations.

Table 1: Approaches to supporting land use and infrastructure planning and delivery

Collaboration Agency Focus
Western Sydney City Deal Australian; NSW and local government

City Deal commitments:

  • connectivity
  • jobs for the future
  • skills and education
  • liveability and environment
  • planning and housing
  • implementation and governance
Collaboration Areas Greater Sydney Commission

Place-based process including:

  • identification and resolution of impediments to deliver the region and district plans
  • strategy drivers: productivity, liveability and sustainability
  • coordinated investment and infrastructure alignment
  • whole-of-government considerations
  • issue-specific demonstration focus
Growth Areas Urban Renewal Corridors NSW Department of Planning and Environment

Transformative corridor delivery including:

  • new land release areas
  • city-shaping transport investment and urban renewal
  • infrastructure schedules and funding options
Planned Precincts NSW Department of Planning and Environment

Transformative precinct delivery:

  • targeted development focused on housing diversity around a centre and transit node/rail station
  • infrastructure schedules and funding options
Urban Transformation UrbanGrowth NSW Development Corporation and Landcom

Project delivery:

  • unlocking development opportunities

A tailored approach for each Collaboration Area is established through the following steps:

  • establish a vision for the area
  • identify impediments and opportunities
  • agree to priorities for the Collaboration Area
  • identify projects and initiatives to deliver the vision.

These elements will be documented in a Place Strategy supported by a suite of strategies that best deliver outcomes.

The Greater Sydney Commission has facilitated a collaborative process with key stakeholders to establish a shared vision and whole-of-government approach to the Greater Parramatta and the Olympic Peninsula (GPOP) and is piloting a growth infrastructure compact (refer to Objective 2 and Objective 15). The growth infrastructure compact will provide greater context for the NSW Department of Planning and Environment’s Greater Parramatta Interim Land Use and Infrastructure Implementation Plan on issues such as optimal integration of land use and transport through staging and sequencing.

Other collaboration roles by the Commission include providing expert advice on significant regional and district collaborations led by other government agencies such as NSW Department of Planning and Environment’s Planned Precincts at St Leonards, Frenchs Forest and Macquarie Park.

The current program for the region’s priority Collaboration Areas is outlined in Table 2 and shown on Figure 9. The roles of the Western Sydney City Deal, Collaboration Areas and Planned Precincts and Growth Areas are highlighted throughout this Plan and the District Plans.

Table 2: Program for Collaboration Areas

Timing Collaboration Area Local Government Area
2017–18 Liverpool and environs Liverpool
  Greater Penrith Penrith
  Camperdown-Ultimo health and education precinct Sydney
  Randwick health and education precinct Randwick
  Rhodes East precinct Canada Bay
2018–19 Kogarah health and education precinct Georges River and Bayside
  Campbelltown-Macarthur Campbelltown
  Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) research and innovation precinct Sutherland
  Bankstown health and education precinct and Bankstown Airport/Milperra industrial and urban services precinct Canterbury-Bankstown

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Figure 9: Location of Collaboration Areas
Figure 9: Map showing location of Greater Penrith, Rhodes-East, Camperdown-Ultimo, Liverpool and Randwick Collaboration Areas.
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Action 1

Identify, prioritise and deliver Collaboration Areas

The Greater Sydney Commission to continue to identify, prioritise and lead Collaboration Areas across Greater Sydney.
The Commission will annually review the Collaboration Area program and priorities.

Action 2

Coordinate land use and infrastructure for the Western City District

The implementation and governance commitments of the Western Sydney City Deal identify that the Greater Sydney Commission will coordinate land use and infrastructure for the Western City District.

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