An independent planning commission charged with taking a birds-eye view of decisions across Sydney will make the city more liveable and affordable, Planning Minister Rob Stokes says.

The Greater Sydney Commission, led by an independent chair, will be guided by six council-nominated district commissioners as well as a new economic commissioner, social commissioner and environment commissioner. The changes would help ease Sydney’s affordability crisis by ensuring “an appropriate match-up of infrastructure and housing delivery”, Mr Stokes told…