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Greater Sydney Commission - North District Plan

Consultation closed on 31 March 2017

We encourage you to get involved with the Greater Sydney Commission’s work.

Draft North District Plan on Public Exhibition

The Greater Sydney Commission (GSC) has prepared a draft North District Plan for community comment. The plan includes priorities and actions for planning the future of the District.

Click here to view a copy of the Draft North District Plan

The North District Plan is on public exhibition from Monday 21 November 2016 through to Friday 31 March 2017.

The metropolitan area is divided into six districts and the City of Ryde forms part of the North District, which comprises Hornsby, Hunters Hill, Ku-ring-gai, Lane Cove, Northern Beaches, Mosman, North Sydney, Ryde and Willoughby local government areas.

Have Your Say 

Submissions can be made to the Greater Sydney Commission, please see their website for details on how you can make your submission. 

In December 2016, there was a community drop-in session in our district to find out more about the draft District Plans.

In 2017 The Greater Sydney Commission are launching some new tools to help you make submissions on the draft North District Plan. The new engagement activities over the next two months are planned to encourage and receive formal submissions from all interested Greater Sydneysiders.

These activities will include District Dialogues, Live Online, Dialogue in a Box and new submission forms. Click on the links for information about:

District Dialogues – Facilitated workshops will give locals who register, invited community groups, and a representative selection of each district’s population an opportunity to workshop priorities and actions.

Live Online – from next week the weekly live online chat is where you can ask the Commission questions to help you lodge a formal submission.

Dialogue in a box – a toolkit designed to help you and a group of friends, family, neighbours, colleagues or members of an interest group to make a submission.

Online Submission Forms – There are two new ways to make online submissions: one short and sharp for people who are keen but don’t have much time; and the other, more detailed - likely best suited to expert groups and councils. These new forms will be in addition to the current open submission form. 

 Click here to find out more about the above tools.

If you have any questions about the sessions, please contact 1800 617 681 or

You can also join the conversation by visiting the GSC website, or their social media pages on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn – search for Greater Sydney Commission.

The Greater Sydney Commission look forward to your group’s participation in shaping the District Plans over the coming months.  

Latest Updates

Have Your Say is now closed

Published on 31 March 2017

Have Your Say for the draft North District Plan is now closed. 

The GRS has launched new tools to make submissions

Published on 21 February 2017

The Greater Sydney Commission launched some new tools to help Ryde residents, community groups and businesses make submissions on the draft North District Plan. Submissions are open until 31 March 2017.

Have Your Say is now open

Published on 25 November 2016

The draft North District Plan is currently open for feedback until Friday 31 March 2017. 

PAST - Community Group Briefing

Expression of interest to attend draft District Plans – inaugural community group briefing

The Greater Sydney Commission was established in January 2016 to lead metropolitan planning for Greater Sydney.

Since our establishment, we have been talking with and listening to people with a vast range of expertise and interests. We have connected with more than 7,500 individuals and groups representing local councils, state government agencies, peak bodies, community interests and the general public.

This collaboration has informed our preparation of draft District Plans that will connect local planning with metropolitan planning for Greater Sydney. We will soon release these plans as drafts for discussion and feedback, and they will be on an extended public exhibition until the end of March 2017.

Our reach is broad, and our work will affect many people. Our ambition is to create a strong global city that is a great place to live. By this we mean Greater Sydney becomes more liveable, productive and environmentally sustainable.

The Greater Sydney Commission is taking the opportunity to brief representatives of community groups on the draft District Plans. The briefing will provide attendees with information on the plans, as well as the ways you can encourage all Sydneysiders to get involved in shaping planning for a greater Sydney.

 A representative from your organisation is warmly invited to express an interest (EOI) to attend the inaugural community group briefing to be held on day one of our briefing program. This is an opportunity for your organisation to be amongst the first to be briefed about the draft District Plans.

The details are: Monday 21 November 6pm – 8pm, at a Parramatta venue

To ensure that groups from across Greater Sydney are able to attend the briefing, we will allocate all of the 200 seats that we have capacity for. We will work with the EOIs we receive to allocate places fairly to ensure an equitable spread of representation as possible from across Greater Sydney.

To register your interest in attending, please click on this link. Registrations close Friday 4 November at 5pm.

Community Drop-In Session

Community drop in sessions in each district across Greater Sydney

The community drop in sessions are an opportunity for you to find out more about the draft District Plans, and ask questions and discuss feedback with members of the district planning team. All members of the community are welcome to drop in any time during the sessions listed below:

North District
Saturday, 3 December 2016
Time: 10am - 1pm
Location: Dougherty Centre, 7 Victor Street, Chatswood

For more information please see the Greater Sydney Commission website

Last updated on 11 September 2017