Skip to main content

District plans are being prepared for each of Sydney’s six districts and public exhibition of these plans will commence exhibition before 27 January 2017. 

A draft district plan must include or identify the following:

  • the basis for strategic planning in the district, having regard to economic, social and environmental matters,
  • the planning priorities for the district that are consistent with the objectives, strategies and actions specified in the regional plan for the region in respect of which the district is part,
  • the actions required for achieving those planning priorities,
  • the basis on which the relevant strategic planning authority is to monitor and report on the implementation of those actions,
  • areas of State, regional or district significance, including priority growth areas,
  • such other matters as the relevant strategic planning authority considers relevant to planning for the district


Evidence base for district planning 

The Greater Sydney Commission has released the first stage of evidence base studies that provide detailed context on how Sydney is working, what the latest trends are, and what we can expect for the future.

This suite of documents and reports was developed by the Department of Planning and Environment and external consultants to provide data and analysis to inform district planning. The reports draw on extensive data and trends, provide facts and figures about each of the districts, and analysis of the drivers and barriers to economic and employment growth. 

The Stage 1 Evidence Base addresses:

Urban Growth has released a tranch of evidence regarding Parramatta Road Urban Transformation. This evidence is available here.

Note: The consultant reports were prepared in 2015 for the NSW Department of Planning and Environment to inform district planning. No representation is made about the accuracy, completeness or suitability of the information in these documents for any particular purpose, nor should it be assumed that the contents of the documents represent the views of the NSW Government. The NSW Government, its agents, consultants or employees shall not be liable for any damage which may occur to any person or organisation taking action or not on the basis of these publications. Readers should seek appropriate advice when applying the information to their specific needs. These documents may be subject to revision without notice.

walkers at beach thumbnail 430 x 331

Sydney districts

Read More
man with dog thumbnail 430x331

Overview and analysis

Read more
man with surfboard_thumbnail 430 x 331

Economy and employment

Read more
children with soccerball_thumbnail 430 x 331


Read more
men drinking tea_ thumbnail 430 x 331


Read more