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Macarthur Regional Organisation of Councils

Camden, Campbelltown, Wollondilly

 

Regional Planning - Metropolitan Strategy

MACROC has provided input to the development of the Metropolitan Strategy primarily through the coordination of responses of its member councils - Camden, Campbelltown and Wollondilly. It has participated in a number of workshops focussed on subregional land use and development issues including business centres and employment lands, residential development opportunities and transport. Liverpool City Council, a local government area significantly affected by the growth targets contained in the Metropolitan Strategy, has worked collaboratively with MACROC and its member councils in the subregional planning process.

Metropolitan Strategy

MACROC has provided input to the development of the Metropolitan Strategy primarily through the coordinating responses of its member councils - Camden, Campbelltown and Wollondilly. It has participated in a number of workshops focussed on subregional land use and development issues including business centres and employment lands, residential development opportunities and transport. Liverpool City Council, a local government area significantly affected by the growth targets contained in the Metropolitan Strategy, has worked collaboratively with MACROC and its member council in the subregional planning process.

The Metropolitan Strategy is a broad framework to secure Sydney's place in the global economy by promoting and managing growth. It is a strategic document that outlines a vision for Sydney over the next 25 years, underpinned by detailed planning that will follow via regional strategies and subregional strategies.

Sydney's population is anticipated to grow by 1.1 million people to 5.3 million by 2031, which will require the following:

  • 640,000 new homes; 
  • 500,000 more jobs are being planned for over the next 25 to 30 years 
  • 7,500 hectares of extra industrial land if current trends continue 
  • 6.8 million square metres of additional commercial floor space; and 
  • 3.7 million square metres of additional retail space.

The metropolitan area of Sydney has been arranged into ten subregions with the South West being one of them involving the local government areas of Camden, Campbelltown, Liverpool and Wollondilly.

The Strategy plans for an additional 500,000 jobs to 2031. This consists of the actual estimate of around 450,000 jobs, plus an allowance of 10 per cent, or 50,000 jobs. Including the additional 50,000 jobs in the subregional planning process will ensure there is an excess of zoned employment land and commercial areas provided for the market.

The South West Sub-region has a target of:

  • 40,000 new dwellings in existing areas;
  • 100,000 dwellings in the South West Growth centre;
  • 15, 000 dwellings in other green fields; and
  • 80,000 new jobs

For more information on the Regional Planning Metropolotan Strategy visit: www.metrostrategy.nsw.gov.au