Greater Sydney is Australia's global city; an economic powerhouse of 4.7 million people, endowed with the natural beauty of Sydney Harbour, bushland, beaches and the Blue Mountains. Greater Sydney's people have embraced this place for its opportunities and its potential.
The Greater Sydney Region Plan, A Metropolis of Three Cities is built on a vision of three cities where most residents live within 30 minutes of their jobs, education and health facilities, services and great places. This is consistent with the 10 Directions in Directions for a Greater Sydney. which establish the aspirations for the region over the next 40 years and a measure of the Plan's performance.
To meet the needs of a growing and changing population, the Plan transformed Greater Sydney into a metropolis of three cities:
- the Western Parkland City
- the Central River City
- the Eastern Harbour City.
The plan brought new thinking to land use and transport patterns to boost Greater Sydney's liveability, productivity and sustainability, by spreading the benefits of growth.