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In 2016 the Greater Sydney Commission invited representatives of peak organisations in the social and environmental fields to form two independent advisory panels. Panel members were asked to advise the Commission on high level strategic directions related to preparing six draft District Plans.

Both Panels prepared advisory papers which gave advice to the Commission on strategic environmental and social priorities. Both the Environment Advisory Paper (PDF, 7 MB) and Social Advisory Paper (PDF, 4 MB) were finalised in November 2016. The Commission used the Advisory Papers as input to the draft District Plans, released for consultation in November 2016.

The Commission holds ongoing roundtable meetings with peak social and environmental groups to discuss key social and environmental planning priorities as the Plans are put into action. The range of groups we meet with is listed below.


  • 100 Resilient Cities
  • 202020
  • Australian Institute of Architects (NSW Chapter)
  • Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA NSW)
  • Better Planning Network
  • Committee for Sydney
  • CRC Low Carbon Living Ltd, University of NSW
  • Environmental Defenders Office NSW
  • Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA)
  • Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia
  • Institute of Sustainable Futures
  • National Parks Association of NSW
  • Nature Conservation Council
  • NSW Local Aboriginal Land Councils
  • Parks and Leisure Australia
  • Planning Institute of Australia
  • Stormwater NSW
  • Sydney Coastal Councils Group Inc
  • Sydney Institute Marine Science (SIMS), University of Sydney
  • Sydney Peri-Urban Network (SPUN)
  • The National Trust of Australia (NSW)
  • Total Environment Centre
  • Western Sydney Coordinator Youth Action



  • Bankstown Arts Centre
  • Being
  • Better Planning Network
  • BicycleNSW
  • Campbelltown Arts Centre
  • Carriageworks
  • Churches Community Housing
  • Combined Pensioners & Superannuants Association
  • Committee for Sydney
  • Council on the Ageing NSW (COTA)
  • Disability Council NSW
  • Diversity Arts Australia
  • Ethnic Communities Council (ECCNSW)
  • Guide Dogs NSW
  • Heart Foundation
  • Mental Health Coordinating Council
  • National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA)
  • NSW Council of Social Services
  • NSW Local Aboriginal Land Councils
  • People with Disability Australia
  • Plan International
  • Settlement Services International (SSI)
  • Shelter NSW
  • Sport NSW
  • Sydney Alliance
  • Sydney Arts Management Advisory Group (SAMAG)
  • Sydney Festival
  • Western Sydney Community Forum
  • Youth Action Network



Environment Advisory Paper November 2016 (PDF, 7 MB)
Social Advisory Paper November 2016 (PDF, 4 MB)

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