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Ten Directions for a metropolis of the three cities and the Western City District

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  • Infrastructure
  • Liveability
  • Productivity
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A city supported by infrastructureInfrastructure
A collaborative cityCollaboration
A city for peoplePeople
Housing the cityHousing
A city of great placesPlaces
A well connected cityConnected
Jobs and skills for the cityJobs
A city in its landscapeLandscape
An efficient cityEfficiency
A resilient cityResilience

A city supported by infrastructureInfrastructure supporting new developments

Potential indicators*:Increased 30-minute access to a metropolitan centre/cluster
Planning Priority W1:
Planning for a city supported by infrastructure

A collaborative cityWorking together to grow a Greater Sydney

Potential indicators*:Increased use of public resources such as open space and community facilities
Planning Priority W2:
Working through collaboration

A city for peopleCelebrating diversity and putting people at the heart of planning

Potential indicators*:Increased walkable access to local centres
Planning Priority W3:
Providing services and social infrastructure to meet people's changing needs
Planning Priority W4:
Fostering healthy, creative, culturally rich and socially connected communities

Housing the cityGiving people housing choices

Potential indicators*:Increased housing completions (by type)
Planning Priority W5:
Providing housing supply, choice and affordability, with access to jobs, services and public transport

A city of great placesDesigning places for people

Potential indicators*:Increased access to open space
Planning Priority W6:
Creating and renewing great places and local centres, and respecting the District's heritage

A well-connected cityDeveloping a more accessible and walkable city

Potential indicators*:Percentage of dwellings located within 30 minutes by public transport of a metropolitan centre/cluster
Planning Priority W7:
Establishing the land use and transport structure to deliver a liveable, productive and sustainable Western Parkland City

Jobs and skills for the cityCreating the conditions for a stronger economy

Potential indicators*:Increased jobs in metropolitan and strategic centres
Planning Priority W10:
Maximising freight and logistics opportunities and planning and managing industrial and urban services land
Planning Priority W11:
Growing investment, business opportunities and jobs in strategic centres
Planning Priority W8:
Leveraging industry opportunities from the Western Sydney Airport and Badgerys Creek Aerotropolis
Planning Priority W9:
Growing and strengthening the metropolitan cluster

A city in its landscapeValuing green spaces and landscape

Potential indicators*:Increased urban tree canopy
Planning Priority W12:
Protecting and improving the health and enjoyment of the District's waterways
Planning Priority W13:
Creating a Parkland City urban structure and identity, with South Creek as a defining spatial element
Planning Priority W14:
Protecting and enhancing bushland and biodiversity
Planning Priority W15:
Increasing urban tree canopy cover and delivering green grid connections
Planning Priority W16:
Protecting and enhancing scenic and cultural landscapes
Planning Priority W17:
Better managing rural areas
Planning Priority W18:
Delivering high quality open space

An efficient cityUsing resources wisely

Potential indicators*:Reduced transport related greenhouse gas emissions
Planning Priority W19:
Reducing carbon emissions and managing energy, water and waste efficiently

A resilient cityAdapting to a changing world

Potential indicators*:Number of councils with standardised statewide natural hazard information
Planning Priority W20:
Adapting to the impacts of urban and natural hazards and climate change


Planning Priority W21
Preparing local strategic planning statements informed by local strategic planning
Planning Priority W22
Monitoring and reporting on the delivery of the plan