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Revised Draft North District Plan

The revised draft North District Plan provides a 20-year plan to manage growth and achieve the 40-year vision, while enhancing Greater Sydney’s liveability, productivity and sustainability into the future.

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20 Infrastructure and collaboration Planning Priority N2 Working through collaboration In giving effect to the draft Greater Sydney Region Plan, this Planning Priority delivers on Objective 5: Benefits of growth realised by collaboration of governments, community and business and the corresponding action. Collaboration in the planning and delivery of infrastructure, housing, jobs and great places is essential to realise the full benefits of growth. The complexities of a growing region mean different approaches are required depending on the context. This ranges from nationally significant investment, corridors of renewal and land release, to a focus on a specific strategic centre or precinct. The role of the collaboration also varies: it may be for the development of an integrated strategy where alignment of agencies is critical, for coordination of investment across different tiers of government to achieve land use outcomes, or for the delivery of specific projects. Table 1 outlines the approaches supporting land use and infrastructure planning and delivery. The suite of Collaboration Areas, Priority Growth Areas and Priority Precincts are highlighted throughout this draft District Plan. The Commission’s facilitation role in bringing together various parties with an interest in the District’s future and channelling their collective energy into improved planning outcomes, is demonstrated by its Collaboration Areas. This collaborative approach is underpinned by Directions for a Greater Sydney and is central to the way the Commission works. The responsibility for creating great places does not rest with any one organisation. As a non-statutory initiative, Collaboration Areas offer a new way of working to deliver collective responses that support growth and change. This will be undertaken by identifying and aligning the activities and investments of government and stakeholders, based on evidence, to respond to unprecedented growth and investment. The outputs of the collaborations are a Place Strategy and an Infrastructure Plan that provide certainty to the community and the private sector, and direct the NSW Government’s investment and policies to achieving great places. In the North District, the following areas have been identified as Collaboration Areas: • St Leonards health and education precinct and Priority Precinct, led by the NSW Department of Planning and Environment, which will bring together the Commission, North Sydney Council, Lane Cove Council, Willoughby City Council, Transport for NSW and NSW Health, to grow jobs, housing and infrastructure within the precinct. • Macquarie Park health and education precinct and Priority Precinct, led by the NSW Department of Planning and Environment, which will bring together the Commission, City of Ryde Council, NSW Health and Transport for NSW to grow jobs and infrastructure within the precinct. • Frenchs Forest health and education precinct and Priority Precinct, led by the NSW Department of Planning and Environment, which will bring together the Commission, Northern Beaches Council, UrbanGrowth NSW Development Corporation, NSW Health and Transport for NSW to grow jobs, housing and infrastructure within the precinct. Other collaborative processes include: • Cherrybrook Priority Precinct, led by the NSW Department of Planning and Environment, as part of the Sydney Metro Northwest Priority Urban Renewal Corridor, which will bring together Hornsby Shire Council, The Hills Shire Council, Transport for NSW and other State agencies to maximise the land use benefits of Sydney Metro Northwest. Greater Sydney Commission | Draft North District Plan

21 • Ingleside Priority Growth Area, led by the NSW Department of Planning and Environment which will bring together the Northern Beaches Council, UrbanGrowth NSW Development Corporation and other State agencies to plan for new housing and infrastructure. • Ivanhoe Estate Communities Plus program, led by Land and Housing Corporation will bring together State agencies to lead housing initiatives and provide an integrated community including social housing. The Priority Precincts will be consistent with the objectives and strategies of the Greater Sydney Region Plan and the relevant District Plans to enhance liveability, sustainability and productivity. These projects will be well planned and designed and will be delivered in collaboration with councils and informed by key government agencies and their asset plans. This planning will be supported by a Special Infrastructure Contribution or similar satisfactory arrangement to help fund the delivery of essential community infrastructure such as health, schools, open space and roads. The Commission is also collaborating with local councils to improve regional open space and deliver the Greater Sydney Green Grid through the administration and management of Metropolitan Greenspace Program (see Planning Priority N19). Table 1: Approaches to supporting land use and infrastructure planning and delivery Collaboration Agency Focus City Deal Australian: State and local government Domains for action: — governance, city planning and regulation — infrastructure and investment — housing — jobs and skills — innovation and digital opportunities — liveability and sustainability Collaboration Areas Greater Sydney Commission Strategy development including: — integrated place management (strategic centres and health and eductaion precincts) — strategy drivers: economic productivity, liveability, sustainability — infrastructure alignment Priority Growth Areas Urban Renewal Corridors Priority Precincts Urban Transformation NSW Department of Planning and Environment NSW Department of Planning and Environment UrbanGrowth NSW Development Corporation and Landcom Transformative corridor delivery including: — new land release areas — city shaping transport investment and urban renewal — infrastructure schedules and funding options Transformative precinct delivery: — targeted development focused on housing diversity around a centre and transit node/rail station — infrastructure schedules and funding options Project delivery: — Focus on optimisation of government-owned land and urban renewal Actions Responsibility 7. Identify, prioritise and deliver Collaboration Areas. Greater Sydney Commission Greater Sydney Commission | Draft North District Plan