Monitoring and reporting will provide transparency to the community and other stakeholders. Action 13 in A Metropolis of Three Cities proposes that performance indicators be developed in consultation with State agencies and councils based around the 10 Directions that provide an integrated framework for both region and district plans. Performance indicators will also be used to monitor the performance of each district plan. This means the line of sight between the region and district plans will be underpinned by coordinated monitoring and it presents the opportunity for coordination with local planning.
It is intended that this common set of indicators enables a regional, and district, and local understanding of the performance of the plans. In this way evidence-based data can assist in the coordination of State and local planning decisions, a major issue raised in submissions to the draft region and district plans.
Developing indicators in consultation with agencies and councils would provide an opportunity to identify indicators that can also assist councils in their monitoring and reporting requirements of local strategic planning statements. Councils may also tailor monitoring and reporting appropriate to their local planning context.
As part of reporting on the implementation of the district plans, the Commission will also provide an annual report to the NSW Government on the status of the Actions in each district plan.