About the City of Sydney

About the City of Sydney

About the City of Sydney

The City of Sydney is a capital city council responsible for the commercial, financial and cultural hub of the greater Sydney area. In Australia, capital city councils such as the City of Sydney are one level of a three-tier system of government.

The city community includes around 176,255 residents, 350,000 workers and more than 450,000 daily visitors, as well as other government agencies, arts and cultural organisations and community-based service providers. he City of Sydney has one of Australia’s most ethnically diverse populations. Almost half the residents were born overseas and almost 30 per cent of city residents speak a language other than English. After English, the most common languages spoken at home are Chinese, followed by Indonesian, Greek and Russian.


Sustainable Sydney 2030

In 2007, the City of Sydney asked local residents and businesses what they wanted to see happen over the next 20 years and beyond. The result is a collective vision for Sydney’s sustainable development, which will make Sydney a green, global and connected city.

Sustainable development is not just about the physical environment, but about the economy, society and cultures as well, and how addressing each, with bold ideas and good governance, will result in better outcomes now and for future communities.

Visit the Sustainable Sydney 2030 website.

Last updated: Friday, 7 December 2012