Discover our Six Cities Region

By the middle of this century, the communities, industries, businesses and governments of the six cities will have collectively built a globally leading multi-city region.

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Who we are

The Greater Cities Commission is driving Australia’s first global city region – the Six Cities Region in NSW. We’re doing this to deliver the benefits of global economic scale and local liveability for everyone who lives here.

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Meet our Youth Advisory Panel

An embedded youth voice in our work.

Partnering with First Nations communities in city and regional planning

Explore the Plans

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Region Plan

Setting a strategic planning framework to deliver global competitiveness and local liveability.

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City Plans

A collaborative effort to focus on city-shaping initiatives at the city level.

Monitoring the Plans

Tracking the implementation of strategic planning progress.


City-shaping thought leadership is a key pillar of the Greater Cities Commission's work. It involves taking ideas and research to drive the strategic planning for our city.

Latest news
Eric Avery performs during the opening ceremony for SXSW Sydney (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images for SXSW Sydney)

SXSW Sydney has brought the creative and entrepreneurial spirit of SXSW to Sydney in a big way!

We are excited that SXSW chose Tech Central as its home for the first ever SXSW outside of Austin, and the response from visitors to the inaugural event has been outstanding.

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This week the Central Coast City will host senior leaders from the Greater Cities Commission (the Commission) for a meeting of the Commission’s Strategic Planning and Finance and Governance Committees, highlighting the region’s important role in the development of Australia’s first global multi-city region.

Headshot of man, Geoff Roberts

The Greater Cities Commission confirmed today that its Chief Commissioner Geoff Roberts AM will be leaving the Commission once his term expires on 30 June 2023.