The population of Greater Sydney is expected to double in the next 40 years. The pressure is therefore to ensure that Greater Sydney is a more socially just and inclusive city. If we are to build a liveable and productive Sydney for 8 million, it cannot be based on the sprawl model of development – business as usual will simply not be able deliver a dynamic and sustainable Sydney. We have to design a future for Sydney which is about ‘density done well’ – a Sydney of smaller homes, great shared spaces, and bigger lifestyles.
The strategic planning, housing and governance of Sydney are key issues for the future of the city. This Taskforce brings together the Committee’s development, property, consulting, design, architecture, Community Housing Provider, and State and Local Government members.
The Taskforce focuses on developing research and policy frameworks to develop Sydney’s affordable housing offer, promote metropolitan governance for Greater Sydney, including through Local Government Reform, and to support Sydney’s emerging polycentricity – particularly the Western Sydney centres of Parramatta, Penrith and Liverpool.
The Planning Taskforce leads the Density Done Well project and has driven the Committee’s housing affordability agenda. This Taskforce also works closely with the Transport Taskforce on the better integration of Sydney’s land-use planning and transport projects.
Chair: Bruce Taper, Kinesis