What we've heard

Our conversations with the community through early engagement have provided valuable insights into what the community values about their district.

We have sought to understand these inputs in the draft District Plans. You can read the full draft District Plans and Engagement Report for feedback received prior to the publication of the draft District Plans.

Panels and roundtables

Social, environment and business groups representing their sectors have been engaging with the Greater Sydney Commission as we develop six draft District Plans for Greater Sydney.

The panels and roundtables have been an opportunity for peak organisations to articulate priorities and actions for consideration in the draft District Plans and to inform our review of the Greater Sydney Region Plan in 2017.

Social and Environment Panel members and representatives of the business and urban development industries that attended the business roundtables were brought together in November 2016 to discuss the integration of social, environmental and economic imperatives as Greater Sydney grows.

A woman and young girl on the steps of a Talk bus at a community consultation event.

About the panels

NCOSS co-convened the Social Panel comprising of 15 peak bodies, social sector and community organisations identifying seven key social issues for Greater Sydney that collectively represent over 1600 member organisations. Members include:

  • Western Sydney Community Forum
  • Sydney Alliance
  • Combined Pensioners & Superannuants Association
  • Settlement Services International (SSI)
  • Youth Action 
  • Better Planning Network
  • Committee for Sydney
  • Carriageworks
  • Churches Community Housing
  • Ethnic Communities Council (ECCNSW)
  • Shelter NSW
  • Heart Foundation
  • People with Disability
  • Bicycle NSW
  • Sydney Arts Management Advisory Group (SAMAG).

Total Environment Centre co-convened the Environment Panel comprising of 17 peak NGO, professional and academic organisations, identifying 14 prime environmental considerations. Members include:

  • Sydney Peri-Urban Network
  • 100 Resilient Cities
  • National Trust of Australia NSW
  • CRC Low Carbon Living, University of NSW
  • Committee for Sydney
  • Sydney Coastal Councils Group
  • 202020
  • National Parks Association of NSW
  • Nature Conservation Council
  • Youth Action NSW
  • Australian Institute of Landscape Architects NSW
  • Sydney Institute Marine Science, University of Sydney
  • Environmental Defenders Office NSW
  • Better Planning Network
  • Stormwater NSW
  • Green Building Council of Australia
  • Institute of Sustainable Futures, University of Technology Sydney.



Document title
Report on initial phase of community and stakeholder engagement