Professor Greg Clark CBE is a global adviser whose expertise covers economies, globalisation and trade, city identity, planning and transport, metropolitan strategic planning, technology and smart cities, real estate and urban investment and national and regional strategies.
He has been involved with the GNMP since its launch in early 2017 where he spoke about global examples of metropolitan planning and how it has assisted small to medium sized cities reach their economic potential.
He also attended workshops in April and spoke about the need for strategic planning for second tier cities like Newcastle to deliver on its promises of becoming a thriving metropolitan city. The video below was recorded at one of these Challenge and Opportunity workshops.
He is the author of 10 books and his Metropolitan Strategic Planning: Case Studies Report for Greater Newcastle NSW was released by the NSW Department of Planning and Environment in July 2017.
The Greater Newcastle profiles are snapshots of the people, environment and economy of the metropolitan area.
The profiles provide insights into current land use, housing, employment and transport, and assist in identifying issues that metropolitan planning considers. They are also used to compare Greater Newcastle with other major Australian cities to further identify challenges that need to be addressed as the area continues to grow and change.
As new information becomes available the profiles will be updated, for example, when the 2016 Census is released. This will also allow monitoring of progress towards goals in the Hunter Regional Plan 2036 as well as the Greater Newcastle Metropolitan Plan 2036.
Greater Newcastle covers the Cessnock, Lake Macquarie, Maitland, Newcastle and Port Stephens local government areas.
1Data based on tables created by Transport for NSW 2011 Journey to Work
9Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Building Approvals, Australia, March 2017.
The Department of Planning Environment prepares population projections every two to three years. Read more about the latest projections including background information in 2016 NSW Department of Planning population projections.
10 Based on the Department of Planning and Environment’s 2016 Population, and Household Projections
11 Infrastructure Australian, State of Australian Cities 2014 - 2015
14, 15 Based on the Department of Planning and Environment’s 2016 Population, and Household Projections
16 Bachelor degree or higher recorded at the 2011 Census
17 Certificate or Advanced Diploma as recoded at the 2011 Census
Greater Newcastle currently consists of five Local Government Areas (LGA): Cessnock, Lake Macquarie, Maitland, Newcastle and Port Stephens.
Each LGA has a Community Strategic Plan (CSP) which identifies the main long-term priorities and goals of the community and provides a clear set of strategies to achieve a vision for the future that encompasses social, environmental, economic and civic leadership directions.
A CSP does not exist in isolation, it is interconnected with other plans. Similarly, the Greater Newcastle Metropolitan Plan seeks to connect with existing council plans. In creating a vision for Greater Newcastle, the Metropolitan Plan will draw on the visions contained in the Cessnock, Lake Macquarie, Maitland, Newcastle and Port Stephens CSPs. The CSPs will inform the overarching goals of the Metropolitan Plan to ensure it reflects the aspirations of the Greater Newcastle area.
Links to the current CSPs of each Local Government Area can be found below:
In addition to the State government, local councils are also responsible for land use planning and have developed a number of different plans and policies to make decisions about future development, land use and a broad range of other activities relating to specific areas, housing, employment, the environment and open space and recreation. These plans and policies will inform the Metropolitan Plan. Further information about the current local planning strategy adopted by each Greater Newcastle council can be found on their websites at the following links: