A Metropolis of Three Cities the region plan for Greater Sydney is built on a vision of three cities where most residents live within 30 minutes of their jobs, education and health facilities, services and great places – Western Parkland City, Central River City and Eastern Harbour City. This vision seeks to rebalance the economic and social opportunities and deliver a more equal and equitable Greater Sydney.
Greater Sydney’s three cities reach across five districts: Western City District, Central City District, Eastern City District, North District and South District.
The North District forms a large part of the Eastern Harbour City, and its economy leans to the Harbour CBD, which is the North District’s metropolitan centre. The Harbour CBD includes North Sydney and contains half a million jobs, making it the largest office market in the region.
The District’s strategic centres of Macquarie Park, Chatswood and St Leonards are part of the State’s greatest economic asset – the Eastern Economic Corridor – which contributed two-thirds of NSW’s economic growth in the 2015–16 financial year.
Frenchs Forest is an emerging strategic centre focused on growing jobs around the Northern Beaches Hospital.
Road and rail investments such as the Sydney Metro Northwest, Sydney Metro City & Southwest and Western Harbour Tunnel and Beaches Link will provide faster access to the Harbour CBD to bolster business and jobs growth.