The Greater Sydney Commission is now in the process of preparing district plans that will manage growth and articulate A Plan for Growing Sydney at the district level to inform the preparation of Local Environmental Plans.
In line with this, Urbis was commissioned by the NSW Department of Planning and Environment (DP&E) to provide detailed insights into the following:
- Specific barriers to economic growth for each centre that is supported by more detailed evidence and research
- Document centre specific actions identified in consultation with local councils, property developers, businesses and other stakeholders to facilitate potential investments and promote business activity in each centre and the subregion.
A multidisciplinary team comprised of property economists, social infrastructure planners, GIS analysts, planners and urban designers delivered this significant project.
The team evaluated 13 centres and three transport gateways through a rigorous review which involved undertaking the following seven steps:
- Document review and baseline research
- Field work
- Market sounding
- Consulting government
- GIS analysis
- Town planning assessment
- Urban design assessment
In doing so, Urbis was able to develop detailed profiles on the centres and gateways, which provided insights on the following areas:
- Key statistics and outcomes
- Employment outcomes
- Planning context
- Urban design
The multi-disciplinary Urbis team behind this significant report: