Media releases

Greater Sydney Commission sets clear “Directions” for our city’s future growth

17 July 2017

Future planning for land use and infrastructure across Greater Sydney will be guided by ten “Directions”, launched today by the Greater Sydney Commission.

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Planning cities to improve mental health

24 Feb 2017

The Greater Sydney Commission is to host leading international mental health experts who are looking at how better-planned cities can improve people’s mental health.

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Winners announced for inaugural Greater Sydney Planning Awards

24 Feb 2017

The Greater Sydney Commission tonight announced the six winners of the inaugural Greater Sydney Planning Awards, highlighting excellence in planning.

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Parramatta Light Rail a new connector for GPOP

17 Feb 2017

The Greater Sydney Commission’s Chief Commissioner, Lucy Turnbull AO, today welcomed the announcement of the Stage One route for the Parramatta Light rail as a vital addition to public transport in Greater Parramatta and the Olympic Peninsula (GPOP).

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New ways to give feedback on planning for Greater Sydney

2 Feb 2017

The Greater Sydney Commission today launched new tools and activities to help residents, community groups, businesses and other stakeholders prepare submissions on the six Draft District Plans for Greater Sydney.

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Building better green spaces for Sydney and the Central Coast

17 Jan 2017

New and improved open greenspace areas will be created with a new round of Metropolitan Greenspace Program funding from the NSW Government.

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Creating a more liveable Greater Sydney for all

21 Nov 2016

Today, the Greater Sydney Commission has put on public exhibition the 40-year vision, Towards our Greater Sydney 2056, and the first ever 20 year draft District Plans, one for each of Greater Sydney’s six Districts.

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GSC releases new vision for Greater Parramatta and the Olympic Peninsula now known as GPOP

19 Oct 2016

Lucy Turnbull sets out how GPOP will create Sydney’s Central City.

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Lucy Turnbull sets vision of three great cities at annual Bradfield Oration

19 Oct 2016

Greater Sydney Chief Commissioner Lucy Turnbull sets vision of three great cities at annual Bradfield Oration.

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Submissions invited for inaugural Greater Sydney Planning Awards

21 Sep 2016

Submissions are now open across six categories for the inaugural Greater Sydney Planning Awards. Nominations close 4 November 2016.

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NSW booms on back of strong economy

12 Sep 2016

NSW is the most popular state in the country to live and work, with fewer people leaving than ever before.

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Census day coincides with collaboration of Sydney's data collectors

8 Aug 2016

People who harvest and curate data will gather in Sydney tomorrow to share ideas on how they can work more collaboratively, as part of a Greater Sydney Commission initiative.

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Parramatta North Heritage repairs begin

28 Jul 2016

Works have now begun to repair and protect heritage buildings in Parramatta North, with archaeological testing also getting underway at the site.

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New picnic site on Lake Parramatta

27 Jul 2016

A new lakeside picnic area in Parramatta will be created with barbecues, park furniture, walkways and improved swimming access, using a $150,000 Metropolitan Greenspace Program grant.

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Linking Sydney's green spaces

27 Jul 2016

Connecting existing parks and public areas with new greenspace corridors and enhanced tree canopies will be a new priority funded by the NSW Government to develop the city’s Green Grid.

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Gannon's Park Wetland works

27 Jul 2016

Gannon’s Park in Peakhurst will receive $250,000 in NSW Government funding to restore and protect Upper Boggywell Creek and associated environmental assets.

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Sydney High School students help shape the future of their area

25 Jul 2016

Sydney high school students are being given the opportunity to name the ways in which the Sydney of the future could be improved in a new targeted school engagement program.

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Talk Bus to visit Bankstown Bites Food Festival

22 Jul 2016

Have an idea to make Sydney greater? Share it! Talk Bus to visit Bankstown Bites Food Festival.

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Balance is required for Sydney's second CBD

12 Jul 2016

Chief Commissioner Lucy Turnbull champions a considered approach to grow the city of Parramatta.

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Morris Iemma and Sheridan Dudley to join Greater Sydney Commission

13 May 2016

Planning Minister Rob Stokes today announced the Hon. Morris Iemma and Sheridan Dudley as the final two District Commissioners for the Greater Sydney Commission.

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Greater Sydney Commission CEO, Sarah Hill, wins top national planning award

12 May 2016

Sarah Hill MPIA has been named Planner of the Year at the Planning Institute of Australia 2016 National Awards for Planning Excellence.

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