Draft plan to divide Sydney into three precincts


The Greater Sydney Commission has released its draft Greater Sydney Region Plan, outlining a 40-year vision to organise the region into three specialised precincts: the Sydney CBD, Paramatta and Badgerys Creek where the Western Sydney Airport will be built.

The aim is to create three cities within the metropolis, enabling most people to commute by public transport to their city centre within 30 minutes.

Chief Commissioner, Lucy Turnbull, said the plan is 'people-based'.

“Its strategies will foster jobs, services, cycling and walking paths and quality public spaces within easier reach of people’s homes which will ease congestion, take the pressure off housing affordability and maintain and enhance our natural resources.”

The launch of the draft Plan coincides with the launch of Future Transport 2056 Draft Strategy, which is made up of three draft documents – the draft Future Transport Strategy, the Greater Sydney Services and Infrastructure Plan and the Regional NSW Services and Infrastructure Plan.

The three cities vision developed in the draft Greater Sydney Region Plan is also at the heart of Future Transport 2056.

The draft Greater Sydney Region Plan is on exhibition and open for submissions until 15 December.

The Future Transport 2056 Strategy is open for feedback until 3 December 2017.

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