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A Metropolis of Three Cities

Ten Directions for the metropolis of three cities

A liveability, productivity and sustainability framework


Delivering and monitoring the Plan – objectives and indicators

A city supported by infrastructureInfrastructure supporting new developments

Potential indicators*:Increased 30-minute access to a metropolitan centre/cluster
Objective 1
Infrastructure supports the three cities
Objective 2
Infrastructure aligns with forecast growth – growth infrastructure compact
Objective 3
Infrastructure adapts to meet future needs
Objective 4
Infrastructure use is optimised

A collaborative cityWorking together to grow a Greater Sydney

Potential indicators*:Increased use of public resources such as open space and community facilities
Objective 5
Benefits of growth realised by collaboration of governments, community and business

A city for peopleCelebrating diversity and putting people at the heart of planning

Potential indicators*:Increased walkable access to local centres
Objective 6
Services and infrastructure meet communities’ changing needs
Objective 7
Communities are healthy, resilient and socially connected
Objective 8
Greater Sydney’s communities are culturally rich with diverse neighbourhoods
Objective 9
Greater Sydney celebrates the arts and supports creative industries and innovation

Housing the cityGiving people housing choices

Potential indicators*:Increased housing completions (by type), Number of councils that implement Affordable Rental Housing Target Schemes
Objective 10
Greater housing supply
Objective 11
Housing is more diverse and affordable

A city of great placesDesigning places for people

Potential indicators*:Increased access to open space
Objective 12
Great places that bring people together
Objective 13
Environmental heritage is identified, conserved and enhanced

A well-connected cityDeveloping a more accessible and walkable city

Potential indicators*:Percentage of dwellings located within 30 minutes by public transport of a metropolitan centre/cluster, Percentage of dwellings located within 30 minutes by public transport of a strategic centre
Objective 14
A Metropolis of Three Cities – integrated land use and transport creates walkable and 30-minute cities
Objective 15
The Eastern, GPOP and Western Economic Corridors are better connected and more competitive
Objective 16
Freight and logistics network is competitive and efficient
Objective 17
Regional connectivity is enhanced

Jobs and skills for the cityCreating the conditions for a stronger economy

Potential indicators*:Increased jobs in metropolitan and strategic centres
Objective 18
Harbour CBD is stronger and more competitive
Objective 19
Greater Parramatta is stronger and better connected
Objective 20
Western Sydney Airport and Badgerys Creek Aerotropolis are economic catalysts for Western Parkland City
Objective 21
Internationally competitive health, education, research and innovation precincts
Objective 22
Investment and business activity in centres
Objective 23
Industrial and urban services land is planned, retained and managed
Objective 24
Economic sectors are targeted for success

A city in its landscapeValuing green spaces and landscape

Potential indicators*:Increased urban tree canopy, Expanded Greater Sydney Green Grid
Objective 25
The coast and waterways are protected and healthier
Objective 26
A cool and green parkland city in the South Creek corridor
Objective 27
Biodiversity is protected, urban bushland and remnant vegetation is enhanced
Objective 28
Scenic and cultural landscapes are protected
Objective 29
Environmental, social and economic values in rural areas are protected and enhanced
Objective 30
Urban tree canopy cover is increased
Objective 31
Public open space is accessible, protected and enhanced
Objective 32
The Green Grid links parks, open spaces, bushland and walking and cycling paths

An efficient cityUsing resources wisely

Potential indicators*:Reduced transport related greenhouse gas emissions, Reduced energy use per capita
Objective 33
A low-carbon city contributes to net-zero emissions by 2050 and mitigates climate change
Objective 34
Energy and water flows are captured, used and re-used
Objective 35
More waste is re-used and recycled to support the development of a circular economy

A resilient cityAdapting to a changing world

Potential indicators*:Number of councils with standardised statewide natural hazard information
Objective 36
People and places adapt to climate change and future shocks and stresses
Objective 37
Exposure to natural and urban hazards is reduced
Objective 38
Heatwaves and extreme heat are managed


Objective 39
A collaborative approach to city planning
Objective 40
Plans refined by monitoring and reporting
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A city supported by infrastructureInfrastructure
A collaborative cityCollaboration
A city for peoplePeople
Housing the cityHousing
A city of great placesPlaces
A well connected cityConnected
Jobs and skills for the cityJobs
A city in its landscapeLandscape
An efficient cityEfficiency
A resilient cityResilience