North District

The North District is a place of coastline suburbs, harbour communities and bushland neighbourhoods located around vibrant urban centres with lively high streets, busy shopping districts and employment hubs.


North District  aerial view

District Commissioner: Dr Deborah Dearing

Headshot of North District Commissioner Dr Deborah Dearing

Dr Deborah Dearing is widely recognised for her leadership in improving the design quality of cities and communities. She has over 30 years of international experience in urban design, strategic land-use planning, heritage conservation, affordable housing and property development in both public and private sectors.

Dr Dearing has held senior executive roles with the NSW Department of Planning, Architectus and Stockland, and board positions with the Australian Institute of Architects, City West Housing, Livable Housing Australia and the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust.

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Facts and Figures

Infographic 886,550 people live in the district
Infographic 483,300 jobs in 2016
Infographic 52 per cent of land is open space