The NSW government has released a 40-year strategy to divide Sydney into three separate cities by 2056. The plan includes a harbour-side city in the east; a central river city around Parramatta; and a parkland city west of the M7.
Lucy Turnbull, the head of the Greater Sydney Commission, announced the strategy on Sunday. It’s titled Towards Our Greater Sydney 2056 and updates the existing A Plan for Growing Sydney. “Reshaping Greater Sydney as a metropolis of three cities – Eastern, Central and Western – will rebalance it, fostering jobs, improving housing affordability, easing congestion and enhancing our enviable natural environment across the entire region,” she said.
A separate transport plan, delivered by Transport Minister Andrew Constance, promises that two-thirds of locals will have a 30-minute commute between these three cities in 40 years’ time.