In planning for their community’s future councils must give due regard to other existing strategic plans including the NSW State Plan and relevant regional plans in order to identify issues that may affect the local area.

NSW 2021  is a ten year plan for our state focussed on rebuilding the economy, providing quality services, renovating infrastructure, restoring government accountability and strengthening local government and communities.

Early in each term the Government also sets out key priorities for the next four years.

The state is divided into 9 regional planning regions, each with a long-term plan and implementation plan.

These regional plans can be accessed on the NSW Planning website.

The Greater Sydney Commission created a strategic plan for Metropolitan SydneyA metropolis of three cities, divided into 5 planning districts.

Strategic plans from other agencies can be found on the Integrated Planning and Reporting Resources page