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Sydney's City Plan 2036 open for viewing

To enhance its reputation and global status, the Australian city wants to accommodate 200,000 new jobs and 56,000 new homes by the plan’s target year.

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Sydney outlines 10 key moves in its City Plan 2036
Sydney outlines 10 key moves in its City Plan 2036

Sydney, Australia, is proposing two strategic plans that will accommodate 200,000 new jobs and 56,000 new homes in the city by 2036.

 

Every council in Sydney is required to submit a local strategic planning statement and housing strategy to the Greater Sydney Commission.

 

20-year vision

 

The documents, which set out a 20-year vision for land use in the city, are open for public comment.

 

The 10 key moves outlined in city plan 2036 are:

  • strengthen central Sydney’s economic role;
  • build internationally competitive and knowledge-intensive business clusters stretching through Pyrmont, Ultimo, Redfern, Camperdown and the western edge of the CBD;
  • protect and evolve business in the Southern Enterprise Area of Alexandria and Rosebery;
  • support creative and cultural industries around Surry Hills and East Sydney;
  • make great places through heritage conservation, design excellence and supporting local high streets;
  • new and diverse housing across the city of Sydney area;
  • movement for walkable neighbourhoods and a connected city;
  • greening the city and pathways to net zero carbon emissions;
  • aligning development with infrastructure;
  • collaborate and plan for a shared vision.

According to the city authorities, more than $130bn of economic activity was generated in our local area in 2017-2018, accounting for seven per cent of Australia’s economy.

“We have a proven track record of delivering growth while maintaining and indeed improving liveability, by investing in community facilities, green open spaces and heritage protection”

The city claims its forecasts for 115,000 additional residents and 200,000 additional jobs are sustainable targets and will enhance its status as Australia’s global city and leading knowledge-based economy.

 

“Sydney is one of the world’s most attractive places to live and do business, and our draft strategic plans balance the need for more housing and jobs while protecting all the things we love about our city,” said Clover Moore, lord mayor of Sydney.

 

“We have a proven track record of delivering growth while maintaining and indeed improving liveability, by investing in community facilities, green open spaces and heritage protection.”

 

She continued: “We already have the right planning controls in place to provide the 56,000 homes for those residents and we have proposals and actions to help us achieve the 200,000 jobs target. We are currently approving some of the tallest buildings that federal aviation authorities will permit, including 505 George Street, Circular Quay Tower and Greenland Tower.”

 

Members of the public can view the plans in full detail and make a submission on sydneyyoursay.com.au from Friday 30 August to 5pm Friday 11 October.

 

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