Greater Sydney Commission’s draft Towards Our Greater Sydney 2056

Greater Sydney Commission’s draft Towards Our Greater Sydney 2056 – EDO NSW submission

March 2017 – Download PDF

We welcome the Greater Sydney Commission’s efforts to better integrate environmental and social considerations into its economic vision for Greater Sydney, such as through its proposed Liveability Framework. However, our analysis shows that planning for Greater Sydney faces a number of key limitations, including:

  • the risk that specific economic aims will eclipse generic environmental aims;
  • a lack of State environmental goals, targets or data to assist decision-making;
  • limited community awareness, engagement, or clarity on the Commission’s role and influence; and
  • limited coordination and resources within and between governments to genuinely integrate environmental goals and policies to achieve ecologically sustainable development.

We argue that these limitations need to be addressed for planning to bring the best long-term outcomes for Greater Sydney.

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