Connected and sustainable communities

Our Six Cities Region includes the cities of the Lower Hunter and Greater Newcastle, Central Coast, Greater Sydney and Illawarra-Shoalhaven. Our vision is to connect these cities in a way that improves opportunity and lifestyle, while maintaining the natural environment. This means more people working within 30 minutes of where they live, increased access to affordable homes, as well as greater educational and training opportunities.

Starting the conversation

The Commission has prepared the Six Cities Region Discussion Paper, sharing our initial thoughts on how we can work with communities and partners to shape the vision for the region.

The discussion paper proposes six region shaping ideas, known as Region Shapers. These ideas align with other government initiatives, providing the basis for whole-of-government integrated land use, transport, and infrastructure planning and investment across the Six Cities Region.

Thank you for your feedback

The survey and submissions are closed.

The Commission has released the What We Heard Report (the Report), detailing feedback from community, councils, and businesses on the Six Cities Region Discussion Paper.

Thank you to everyone who made a submission and for providing feedback on the vision for Australia’s first global multi-city region.

Over 3,570 responses were received through the “Have Your Say” survey.

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Which of the following Region Shapers is most important to you, your family and your future?

This poll has concluded.

Total Votes: 2823

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