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The Greater Cities Commission and its three committees are established by the Greater Cities Commission Act 2022.


Greater Cities Commission

Membership

  • Chief Commissioner
  • Economic Commissioner
  • Environment Commissioner
  • Social Commissioner
  • City Commissioners (6):
    • Central Coast City Commissioner
    • Central River City Commissioner
    • Eastern Harbour City Commissioner
    • Illawarra-Shoalhaven City Commissioner
    • Lower Hunter and Greater Newcastle City Commissioner
    • Western Parkland City Commissioner
  • four ex-officio members
    • Secretary of the Department of Premier and Cabinet
    • Secretary of the Department of Planning and Environment
    • Secretary of the Department of Transport
    • Secretary of the Treasury

 

Strategic Planning Committee

Membership

  • Chief Commissioner
  • Economic Commissioner
  • Environment Commissioner
  • Social Commissioner
  • City Commissioners (6):
    • Central Coast City Commissioner
    • Central River City Commissioner
    • Eastern Harbour City Commissioner
    • Illawarra-Shoalhaven City Commissioner
    • Lower Hunter and Greater Newcastle City Commissioner
    • Western Parkland City Commissioner

 

Finance and Governance Committee

Membership

  • Chief Commissioner
  • Economic Commissioner
  • Environment Commissioner
  • Social Commissioner
  • one or more of the City Commissioners appointed by the Commission

Infrastructure Delivery Committee

Membership

  • Chief Commissioner
  • Economic Commissioner
  • Environment Commissioner
  • Social Commissioner
  • one or more of the City Commissioners appointed by the Commission
  • Secretary of the Department of Premier and Cabinet
  • Secretary of the Department of Planning and Environment
  • Secretary of the Department of Transport
  • Secretary of the Treasury
  • Secretary of the Ministry of Health
  • Secretary of the Department of Education
  • Secretary of the Department of Communities and Justice

Progress & Reporting

The Greater Cities Commission is required to publish minutes of its full Commission meetings. Minutes are endorsed at the next Commission meeting, prior to publication. 

Operational policies

At the Greater Cities Commission the decisions, behaviours and actions of our staff are guided by a comprehensive range of policies and procedures. This allows us to maintain effective, efficient and consistent operations throughout the organisation.

The Greater Cities Commission has its own Code of Ethics and Conduct that applies specifically to the Greater Cities Commission members.

The Commission makes available on request any policy that affects or is likely to affect members of the public. To request access to a Commission Policy you can contact us at governancelegal@gcc.nsw.gov.au.

Lobbyists & Business Contacts meeting requests

The Greater Cities Commission's interactions with Lobbyists and Business Contacts is guided by its policy on Engaging with Lobbyists & Business Contacts. The Policy aligns with legislative requirements and NSW Government guidelines.

Read more about Lobbyists & Business Contacts policy and meeting requests