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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.

54 Productivity

54 Productivity Planning Priority N9 Growing and investing in health and education precincts In giving effect to the draft Greater Sydney Region Plan, this Planning Priority delivers on Objective 21: Internationally competitive health, education, research and innovation precincts and the corresponding strategy. Greater Sydney’s health and education precincts are drivers of export services. Education is the largest export service industry in NSW, with international enrolments growing at a faster rate than domestic enrolments. Government investment in, and the growth of, health and education precincts will: • diversify job opportunities across Greater Sydney • facilitate jobs closer to home • strengthen the international competitiveness of the economy, particularly in the area of innovation. The North District has three health and education precincts: • St Leonards which contains Royal North Shore Hospital • Frenchs Forest, through the 0 million Northern Beaches Hospital, due to open in 2018 • Macquarie Park that includes Macquarie University, a hospital and a high-tech industrial employment hub. These three health and education precincts are also classified as strategic centres. Planning Priority N10 outlines the generic actions for growing investment, business and jobs opportunities in strategic centres. This Planning Priority outlines the centre specific actions for the District’s health and education precincts, together with generic health and education actions. Figure 19: Maturity pathway for health and education precincts Maturity Pathway: Existing Hospital PHASE 1 University PHASE 2 Research PHASE 3 Scale PHASE 4 Agglomeration PHASE 5 Diversification PHASE 6 Ecosystem Details: Major Hospital or Principal Referral Hospital PLUS University collaboration or campus PLUS Associated medical research institutions Principal referral hospital PLUS commercialisation of R&D PLUS Start-ups, accelerators, and venture capital firms PLUS Multi-disciplinary university, residential and amenity PLUS An active innovation ecosystem Models: Hospital and university expansion, investment and fine grain active and diversified ecosystem Uni Uni Uni Hospital Hospital Hospital CLUSTER PRECINCT INNOVATION DISTRICT Productivity + 20% + 50% Uplift: Source: Deloitte 2016, Westmead Innovation District: Building Western Sydney’s job engine 2016-2036 Source: Deloitte 2016 Greater Sydney Commission | Draft North District Plan

55 As described in the draft Greater Sydney Region Plan, the evolution of health and education precincts follow a Maturity Pathway. As precincts evolve, the economic productivity of the precinct increases substantially. This corresponds to three general models, which become progressively more complex: Clusters, Precincts and Innovation Districts (refer to Figure 19). The Frenchs Forest health and education precinct currently corresponds to the Cluster model. The St Leonards health and education precinct is further along the Maturity Pathway at the Precinct stage. There will need to be tailored responses along the Maturity Pathway based on what is already in place and what is required in the short, medium and long term. To be truly internationally competitive and achieve sufficient critical mass, it is not expected that all precincts should, or will, develop into an Innovation District. Housing location and choice for key workers and students are important considerations, and in this regard are considered economic infrastructure. Actions Responsibility 25. Facilitate health and education precincts that: a. create the conditions for the continued co-location of health and education facilities, and services to support the precinct and growth of the precincts b. have high levels of accessibility c. attract associated businesses, industries and commercialisation of research d. include housing opportunities for students and workers within 30 minutes of the precinct. 26. Deliver and implement a Place Strategy and Infrastructure Plan for the Frenchs Forest health and education precinct. 27. Deliver and implement a Place Strategy and Infrastructure Plan for the St Leonards health and education precinct. 28. Deliver and implement a Place Strategy and Infrastructure Plan for the Macquarie Park health and education precinct. Councils and other planning authorities NSW Department of Planning and Environment, State agencies, Greater Sydney Commission, NSW Health and Northern Beaches Council NSW Department of Planning and Environment, State agencies, Greater Sydney Commission, NSW Health, Lane Cove Council, North Sydney Council and Willoughby City Council NSW Department of Planning and Environment, State agencies, Greater Sydney Commission, NSW Health and City of Ryde Council Greater Sydney Commission | Draft North District Plan