THE NSW Department of Planning has announced that a review of Sydney's Metropolitan Strategy is underway.
The Department released a discussion paper, 'Sydney Towards 2036', as a first step in the review. The discussion paper states that "it is crucial that the Strategy [City of Cities: A Plan for Sydney's Future (2005)] is kept up to date and relevant, responsive to new events and challenges and maintains a long term planning view."
The discussion paper highlights key challenges including jobs growth in Western Sydney, making Sydney climate change-ready, placing new homes close to services and infrastructure and revitalising our centres. Other challenges include integrating land use planning with transport and Sydney's growing population, with forecasts predicting 5.7 million people by 2031 and 6 million by 2036 in Sydney (including the Central Coast).
- Written by Urbanalyst