Who we are


The Greater Sydney Commission is leading metropolitan planning to make Greater Sydney more productive, sustainable and liveable. Greater Sydney is growing fast. The region will be home to about 1.6 million more people over the next 20 years.

The Commission was established by an Act of Parliament with specific roles and responsibilities for planning for Greater Sydney. We have a direct reporting line to the NSW Government.

On 26 June 2018, the Premier announced she and the Chief Commissioner had agreed a new set of priorities for the Greater Sydney Commission.

These replace the original Statement of Priorities the Commission had agreed with the Minister for Planning for the Commission’s inaugural period from January 2016 to October 2018. Those priorities were completed in early 2018.

Our role is to coordinate and align the planning that will shape the future of Greater Sydney. We’re taking a collaborative "one government" approach to this, so we can lead and guide the planning for development, transport and housing so that Greater Sydney will be a productive, liveable and sustainable city for all.


The Greater Sydney Commission leadership comprises:

  • Four Greater Sydney Commissioners: Chief Commissioner, Economic Commissioner and Deputy Chief Commissioner, Environment Commissioner and Social Commissioner.
  • Four District Commissioners responsible for the five districts within Greater Sydney – Western City, Central City, Eastern City, North and South.
  • Ex-officio members: As ex-officio members of the Greater Sydney Commission, relevant State Government Secretaries attend full Commission meetings.
  • The Chief Executive Officer who is responsible for the day-to-day leadership of the Commission.


As an independent organisation funded by the NSW Government, strong and accountable governance is core to our duty to transparently and responsibly serve the public interest.

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Partner organisations

In addition to representation as ex-officio members and observers, key government agencies and departments work in partnership with Greater Sydney Commission at a strategic and operational level.

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