GSC Dr Deborah Dearing[1]

Dr Deborah Dearing

Prof Rod Simpson

Prof Rod Simpson

The Greater Sydney Commission (GSC) is now responsible for metropolitan planning, determining regionally significant development applications and rezoning proposals that will override existing Local Environment Plans  info about the Greater Sydney Commission.

Hunters Hill, Lane Cove, Ryde, Willoughby, North Sydney, Northern Beaches, Mosman and Hornsby comprise the ‘Northern District’. Draft District Plans will be released for comment in November.

Given the powers of the Commission and the intense pressure for development, the community needs a voice. Hunters Hill Trust joined representatives of more than 30 Northern District community organisations at a recent meeting in Lane Cove.  Prof Rod Simpson, the Environment Commissioner and Dr Deborah Dearing, Commissioner for the Northern Region answered questions re:

  • The power of the Sydney Planning Panels
  • The fate of existing Local Environment Plans
  • The disconnect between GSC’s stated intentions and rampant development of recent years
  • Environmental outcomes for the Northern District.

letter to the Chief Commissioner, Lucy Hughes Turnbull, AO More info: