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Ten Directions for a metropolis of three cities and the North District

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A city supported by infrastructureInfrastructure
A collaborative cityCollaboration
A city for peoplePeople
Housing the cityHousing
A city of great placesPlaces
A well connected cityConnected
Jobs and skills for the cityJobs
A city in its landscapeLandscape
An efficient cityEfficiency
A resilient cityResilience

A city supported by infrastructureInfrastructure supporting new developments

Potential indicators*:Increased 30-minute access to a metropolitan centre/cluster
Planning Priority N1:
Planning for a city supported by infrastructure

A collaborative cityWorking together to grow a Greater Sydney

Potential indicators*:Increased use of public resources such as open space and community facilities
Planning Priority N2:
Working through collaboration

A city for peopleCelebrating diversity and putting people at the heart of planning

Potential indicators*:Increased walkable access to local centres
Planning Priority N3:
Providing services and social infrastructure to meet people's changing needs
Planning Priority N4:
Fostering healthy, creative, culturally rich and socially connected communities

Housing the cityGiving people housing choices

Potential indicators*:Increased housing completions (by type)
Planning Priority N5:
Providing housing supply, choice and affordability, with access to jobs, services and public transport

A city of great placesDesigning places for people

Potential indicators*:Increased access to open space
Planning Priority N6:
Creating and renewing great places and local centres, and respecting the District's heritage

A well-connected cityDeveloping a more accessible and walkable city

Potential indicators*:Percentage of dwellings located within 30 minutes by public transport of a metropolitan centre/cluster
Planning Priority N12:
Delivering integrated land use and transport planning and a 30-minute city
Planning Priority N14:
Leveraging inter-regional transport connections

Jobs and skills for the cityCreating the conditions for a stronger economy

Potential indicators*:Increased jobs in metropolitan and strategic centres
Planning Priority N10:
Growing investment, business opportunities and jobs in strategic centres
Planning Priority N11:
Retaining and managing industrial and urban services land
Planning Priority N13:
Supporting growth of targeted industry sectors
Planning Priority N7:
Growing a stronger and more competitive Harbour CBD
Planning Priority N8:
Eastern Economic Corridor is better connected and more competitive
Planning Priority N9:
Growing and investing in health and education precincts

A city in its landscapeValuing green spaces and landscape

Potential indicators*:Increased urban tree canopy
Planning Priority N15:
Protecting and improving the health and enjoyment of Sydney Harbour and the District's waterways
Planning Priority N16:
Protecting and enhancing bushland and biodiversity
Planning Priority N17:
Protecting and enhancing scenic and cultural landscapes
Planning Priority N18:
Better managing rural areas
Planning Priority N19:
Increasing urban tree canopy cover and delivering Green Grid connections
Planning Priority N20:
Delivering high quality open space

An efficient cityUsing resources wisely

Potential indicators*:Reduced transport related greenhouse gas emissions
Planning Priority N21:
Reducing carbon emissions and managing energy, water and waste efficiently

A resilient cityAdapting to a changing world

Potential indicators*:Number of councils with standardised statewide natural hazard information
Planning Priority N22:
Adapting to the impacts of urban and natural hazards and climate change


Planning Priority N23
Preparing local strategic planning statements informed by local strategic planning
Planning Priority N24
Monitoring and reporting on the delivery of the Plan