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Have your say on North Sydney’s next ten years

North Sydney Council 2 mins read

Friday 31 May 2024

If you have thoughts on how North Sydney can meet the challenges and opportunities facing us over the next ten years, now is the time to have your say.

Until 23 June, everyone in our community is being invited to ‘Have your say on our next ten years’ and help shape the future of the North Sydney local government area, through five online surveys.

The surveys and related Discussion Papers acknowledge that North Sydney is facing new pressures and opportunities related to local and global trends, including increasing population and changing demographics.

Council is asking the community to consider how these and other trends will impact North Sydney’s future, across five focus areas: Culture and Creativity, Economic Development, Integrated Transport, Open Space and Recreation, and Social Inclusion.

Feedback collected through the surveys will help inform North Sydney Council’s new Community Strategic Plan for 2025-2035.

Everyone who completes a survey has the option to go in the draw to win one of four $100 gift vouchers.

Mayor Zoë Baker said, “We want everyone in the North Sydney community to have their say on our next ten years and play a meaningful role in deciding where we want to be and how we’ll get there. Your feedback is crucial in helping us identify our community’s needs and priorities and understanding how we can work together to deliver the outcomes. 

“This will be a true partnership between Council and community, and we want everyone to feel empowered to participate in and influence local decision-making. Please have your say on North Sydney's next ten years and help us create a future that reflects the needs and aspirations of our whole community.” 

The community is also invited to online community forums to hear from a panel of experts who will provide insights and encourage evidence-based discussion about the future of North Sydney. Forums on Social Inclusion and Open Space and Recreation held over the past few weeks have already generated valuable discussion and community feedback.

The remaining online forums will be hosted live at

  • Tuesday 11 June, Economic Development Community Forum, 6pm to 7.30pm 
  • Wednesday 12 June, Integrated Transport Community Forum, 6pm to 7.30pm 
  • Tuesday 18 June, Culture and Creativity Community Forum, 6pm to 7.30pm 

How will community feedback be used?

The Discussion Papers guide community consultation by presenting some of the strengths, challenges and strategic opportunities for each focus area within North Sydney LGA. They encourage the community to think about where we are now, where we want to be in the future and how we will get there.

Future consultation will also ask the community to consider the focus areas of Environment and Housing.

The information collected through this consultation will help to identify the needs and aspirations of the North Sydney community over the next ten years and will be used to develop a strategy for each focus area.

These strategies will then be combined to develop Council’s new Community Strategic Plan for 2025-2035 which will outline our shared vision for the future. The strategies will also inform Council’s future Delivery Programs, Operational Plans and Resourcing Strategies, to ensure that Council’s resources are focused on delivering the outcomes needed and wanted by the North Sydney community. 

For more information, or to complete the surveys and go in the draw to win a $100 voucher, please visit


Contact details:

0450 194 731


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