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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.

32 Liveability

32 Liveability Place-based planning to enhance social connections within and across communities should focus these activities at the heart of neighbourhoods and in local centres to enhance social and economic participation. This co-location of social infrastructure with daily needs and other services helps build connections – as is evidenced at multipurpose intergenerational facilities such as the Crows Nest Community Centre and Berowra Community Centre. In recognition of the importance of sporting participation as a key activity and social strength, the NSW Office of Sport will bring councils together across the District to develop a Sport and Recreation Participation Strategy and a Sport and Recreation Facility Plan for the District. Related government initiatives: • NSW Department of Planning and Environment Aboriginal Community Land and Infrastructure Programs • NSW Department of Planning and Environment Cultural Infrastructure Program • NSW Office of Sport A New Way of Delivering Sport and Active Recreation in NSW Actions Responsibility 10. Deliver inclusive places for people of all ages and abilities that support healthy, resilient and socially connected communities by: a. providing walkable places with active street life and a human scale b. co-locating schools, social, health, sporting, cultural and shared facilities. Councils, other planning authorities, State agencies and State-owned corporations 11. Consider cultural diversity in strategic planning and engagement. Councils, other planning authorities, State agencies and State-owned corporations 12. Strengthen the economic self-determination of Aboriginal communities by engagement and consultation with Local Aboriginal Land Councils to better understand and support their economic aspirations as they relate to land use planning. 13. Facilitate opportunities for creative and artistic expression and participation, wherever feasible with a minimum regulatory burden, including: a. creative arts and cultural enterprises and facilities b. creative interim and temporary uses c. appropriate development of the night-time economy. 14. Strengthen social connections within and between communities through better understanding of the nature of social networks and supporting infrastructure in local places. Councils, other planning authorities, State agencies and State-owned corporations Councils, other planning authorities, State agencies and State-owned corporations Councils, other planning authorities, State agencies and State-owned corporations Greater Sydney Commission | Draft North District Plan

33 Planning Priority N5 Providing housing supply, choice and affordability, with access to jobs and services In giving effect to the draft Greater Sydney Region Plan, this Planning Priority delivers on Objective 10: Greater housing supply; and Objective 11: Housing is more diverse and affordable and the corresponding strategies and actions. The draft Greater Sydney Region Plan sets out objectives to deliver housing supply and affordability. The location, type and cost of housing requires choices that have far-reaching impacts on quality of life, including time spent commuting, which affects people’s ability to spend time with family or their community. Housing is more than just dwellings and needs to be considered across the housing continuum and with a place-based approach that is designed to support communities and create great places (refer to Objective 11 of the draft Greater Sydney Region Plan). The NSW Department of Planning and Environment’s projections of population and household growth in the North District translates to a need for an additional 92,000 homes in the period 2016 to 2036. North District targets have been updated from November 2016 Draft District Plans due to changes to council boundaries. Housing diversity and choice New housing must be in the right places to meet locational demand, and also respond to demand for different housing types, tenure, price points, preferred locations and design. Housing supply must be coordinated with local infrastructure to create liveable, walkable and cycle friendly neighbourhoods with shops, services and public transport. This means that some areas are not appropriate for additional housing due to natural or amenity constraints, or lack of access to services and public transport. Planning for housing needs to consider the type of dwellings required to respond to expected changes in household and age structures (refer to Figure 12). The number of single-person households are also expected to increase by 31,750 to 2036. Figure 12: North District projected household structure 2011–2036 2011 2016 2021 2026 2031 2036 0 100,000 200,000 300,000 400,000 500,000 Multiple-family households Single person Group Couple only Couple with children Single parent Other family households Source: NSW Department of Planning and Environment, 2016 New South Wales State and Local Government Area Household Projections and Implied Dwelling Requirements 2016 to 2036, NSW Government, Sydney. Greater Sydney Commission | Draft North District Plan