Sydney Your Say

The City offers a range of opportunities for residents, workers, community groups, business, government and industry stakeholders to share ideas, insight and feedback on our projects and policies to help inform Council decisions. You can take part at:

  • workshops and community meetings
  • stakeholder meetings and roundtables
  • online consultations at Sydney Your Say
  • community reference groups
  • advisory panels
  • drop-in sessions
  • surveys
  • school workshops
  • doorknocking and notification.

Consultation and engagement outcomes are collated, analysed and considered along with other input and technical, financial or legislative requirements as a key part of Council's decision-making process.

Our approach

The following principles guide our approach to engaging the community in decision-making:

  • Integrity: Engagement should be clear in scope and purpose.
  • Inclusiveness: Engagement should be accessible and capture a full range of values and perspectives.
  • Dialogue: Engagement should promote dialogue and open up genuine discussion.
  • Influence: The community should be able to see and understand the impact of their involvement in consultations that the City conducts.

More information is available for download below in the City’s Community Engagement Strategy.

Sydney Your Say

Project Description
Renwick Street Playground The City of Sydney will soon upgrade Renwick Street Playground at 42-46 Renwick Street, Alexandria. … read more
Elizabeth McCrae Playground The City will soon upgrade Elizabeth McCrae Playground, on the corner of Kepos Street and … read more
Green Square setbacks – draft amendment to planning controls Open for commentThe City of Sydney invites your comments on the draft amendment to Sydney … read more
Tech Startups Action Plan Encouraging technology entrepreneurs to start and grow global businesses will create more jobs, boost Sydney’s … read more
Proposed land classification - 95C Portman Street Proposed land classification, Zetland (Green Square Town Centre) consultation now under review We invite submissions … read more
Johnstons Creek Parklands The Master Plan for the Johnstons Creek Parklands guides projects within the highly valued parklands … read more
Chinatown and City South public domain plan Open for commentThe Chinatown Public Domain Plan, which was adopted by Council in 2010 has … read more
Wayfinding Signage Proposal We have identified many key destinations and locations around the city, to help you navigate … read more
Bourke and Campbell Streets intersection improvements We’re redesigning a crossing near Taylor Square to make it easier to use and safer … read more
Digital City The City of Sydney is developing a digital strategy to ensure we have the skills, … read more
Woolloomooloo, Rushcutters Bay and Centennial Park Catchment Floodplain The City of Sydney has developed draft Floodplain Risk Management Studies and Plans for Woolloomooloo, … read more
120 Victoria Street, Potts Point – Planning proposal The City of Sydney invites your feedback on a proposal to change the planning controls … read more
Draft Residential Apartments Sustainability Plan Residential apartment buildings presently contribute to 10% of the City’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, consume … read more
Sydney Metro City and Southwest Transport for NSW is currently seeking community comments about the alignment and stations for Sydney … read more
The Crescent Skate Space Help design a new skate space!Thanks to all those who attended the first Skate Space … read more
Community Gardens Policy and Guidelines From open spaces to pocket parks, community gardens are flourishing and user-friendly City of Sydney … read more
Wellbeing Survey 2015 - Building Our Future Click here to start the survey (English)繁體中文按此 (Traditional Chinese)简体中文按此 (Simplified Chinese)여기를클릭하십시오 (Korean)klikdisini (Indonesian) คลิกที่นี่ Khlik … read more
Central Sydney on-street parking policy Open for commentParking and loading in central Sydney will change in the near future as … read more
Recognising Sydney's Industrial heritage The City is proposing to heritage list a number of industrial and warehouse buildings in … read more
Green Square Stormwater Drain Project Sydney Water and the City of Sydney are pleased to advise that work to build … read more
Central to Eveleigh Urban Transformation UrbanGrowth NSW is leading the development of an urban transformation strategy for the Central to … read more
Draft Operational Plan 2015/16 and Draft Resourcing Strategy 2015 Integrated Planning Documents Exhibition The Operational Plan 2015/16 and Resourcing Strategy 2015 were endorsed by … read more
Proposal to change the height control for 505–523 George Street, Sydney Open for commentThe City of Sydney invites your comments on a proposal to change the … read more
Housing Issues Paper Inner Sydney’s housing crisis is threatening the city’s economic and social sustainability. Population growth, investor … read more
Proposed raised median: Henderson Road and Gerard Street, Alexandria Closed for commentThe City of Sydney is proposing to improve safety at the intersection of … read more
Kent Street Underpass Developed Design The City of Sydney is improving the Kent Street Underpass to make it more appealing … read more
Planning the future of the City of Sydney employment lands Closed for commentdraft Guideline to Preparing Site Specific Planning Proposal Requests in the City of … read more
Sydney City Catchment Floodplain Risk Management Study and PlanContributions to this consultation survey are closed for evaluation and … read more
Darling Harbour Catchment Floodplain Risk Management Study and PlanContributions to this consultation survey are closed for evaluation and … read more
Markets Policy & Guidelines Council endorsed the market policy and guide to setting up markets on 29 June 2015, … read more
Draft Sydney Development Control Plan (Signs and Advertisements) 2015 Closed for commentWe invite submissions on the Draft Sydney Development Control Plan (Signs & Advertisements) … read more
Revitalising the Ashmore precinct The Ashmore industrial estate in Erskineville is undergoing a transition to a new residential precinct … read more
Newcombe Street upgrades, Paddington Thank you to everyone who provided feedback or attended the public hearing on the draft … read more
City Farm City Farm is being created on a half hectare site in Sydney Park, St Peters. … read more
Proposed land classification, Zetland consultation now under review Contributions to this consultation are closed for evaluation and review. The Project team will report … read more
Your City - Fit for the Future The Fit for the Future consultation is now closed. The City of Sydney's submission on … read more
Minor amendments for Local Environmental Plan and draft Development Control Plan Closed for commentThe City of Sydney invited submissions for proposed changes to Sydney Local Environmental … read more
Visitor Accommodation Action Plan Draft The City of Sydney has developed a Draft Visitor Accommodation Action Plan. Our focus is … read more
Social Sustainability Taskforce The City welcomes your participation in the Social Sustainability Taskforce. This online forum is an … read more
Draft Parramatta Road Urban Renewal Strategy Urban Growth NSW is now consulting on the Draft Parramatta Road Urban Renewal Strategy. The … read more
George Street 2020 – revitalising Sydney's main thoroughfare George Street 2020 is a strategy to transition George Street into Sydney’s major boulevard and … read more
Victoria Park The City of Sydney is committed to ensuring that the community has access to excellent … read more
Adapting for Climate Change Adapting for Climate Change - A Long Term Strategy for the City of Sydney The … read more
New childcare centres More people are raising families in the City and there’s a critical need for more … read more
Annual financial statements: 2013/14 Closed for comment Each year, individual local governments across NSW are required to present a … read more
Bays Precinct The Bays Precinct consists of approximately 80 hectares of Government-owned land and sits within 2km … read more
Better Buildings Partnership Waste Guidelines The Better Buildings Partnership would like your feedback on their Operational Waste Guidelines (pdf). The … read more
Walking Strategy and Action Plan The City of Sydney’s first walking strategy has been endorsed by Council. It will see … read more
Councillors' Expenses Policy 2014/15 Exhibition closedThis consultation has now closed and submissions are under review.Council is required by the … read more
Public notice: Support for an interest-free art purchase scheme Submissions closedAt its September meeting, Council considered the report Support for an Interest-Free Art Purchase … read more
Our approach to community engagement What is community engagement?Community engagement is the process of involving people in the decisions that … read more
The Drying Green Image: The Drying Green Artist Impression courtesy City of Sydney and McGregor CoxallAs the Green … read more
Open spaces and parks in Green Square As Green Square grows and more people move in, parks and open spaces will become … read more
South Sydney Hospital Site The City is redeveloping the former South Sydney Hospital Site (SSHS) at 3 Joynton Avenue, … read more
Paradise Park Planting Day and Community Survey Thanks to everyone who took part in our community planting day at Paradise Park Pyrmont … read more
Draft Hoardings and Scaffolding Policy Temporary structures (hoardings and scaffolding) are often required during construction of new buildings. They isolate … read more
Sydney Chinese New Year Festival celebrating the Lunar New Year The Festival The Sydney Chinese New Year Festival started 18 years ago as a small … read more
Harbour Village North Harbour Village North is one of Sydney’s most iconic heritage precincts. It encompasses diverse localities … read more
Kent Street Underpass Improvement We are improving the Kent Street underpass to make it more appealing and safer for … read more
Harold Park Should we have a suburb named Harold Park? Thank you for your feedback on a … read more
Village Business Action Plans We recognize the vital role of local business in creating and maintaining vibrant places and … read more
Eora Journey Prosperity Talk Thanks For Sharing Your Ideas With Us Prosperity - a successful, flourishing or thriving condition, … read more
Planning proposals and agreements Planning agreements (also commonly referred to as voluntary planning agreements or VPAs) form one part … read more
Integrated planning and reporting draft documents We are producing a series of integrated planning documents to meet requirements set by the … read more
Green Square Creative Centre Heritage buildings on the former South Sydney Hospital site on Joynton Avenue in Zetland will … read more
Green Square Naming Proposal Thanks to everyone for the feedback on Sydney Your Say about the Green Square naming … read more
Green Square Child Care Centre The Green Square area is one of the fastest growing in Sydney and will eventually … read more
Gunyama Park and Green Square Aquatic Centre Inspired by the beach pools of Sydney, the winning design for Gunyama Park and the … read more
Advanced Waste Treatment The City is developing green infrastructure to reach our greenhouse gas emissions reduction target of … read more
Cultural Policy Cultural Policy … read more
New Year's Eve at Beare Park Serious anti-social behaviour occurred in Beare Park, Elizabeth Bay, on New Year’s Eve 2013. The … read more
Celebrating Our GLBTI Communities Since the removal of Taylor Square’s rainbow crossing there have been a number of alternative … read more
Draft Inclusion (Disability) Action Plan 2014-17 With one in five people in Australia living with a disability, the City of Sydney … read more
City Transformation City Transformation is about unlocking our city centre’s potential and making it an attractive place … read more
Sydney Park After consultation with the community, the Sydney Park Plan of Management 2014 has been adopted … read more
Citizens' Jury - How can we ensure we have a vibrant and safe Sydney nightlife? In early 2014, a Citizens' Jury made up of 43 people randomly selected from the … read more
Green roofs and walls Green roofs and walls can provide many benefits to our city. They can add value … read more
New park at Harold Park The Master Plan for the Johnstons Creek Parklands guides projects within the highly valued parklands … read more
Sydney Cycleways This is the page where you can view and comment on all of the City of … read more
Bayswater Road Transport-Only Zone The City of Sydney is working with the NSW Government to reduce congestion and improve … read more
Green Square Green Square is a fast-growing urban redevelopment area which includes the suburbs of Waterloo, Zetland, … read more
Live Music Matters In early 2013 the City of Sydney assembled a taskforce of eleven experts from across … read more
Central Sydney Laneways The City of Sydney is breathing life back into our laneways by reactivating these hidden, … read more
East Sydney Cultural Quarter The City of Sydney is currently planning and implementating several exciting projects in East Sydney, … read more
Green Square Library and Plaza The Green Square Library and Plaza form the heart of the Green Square Town Centre.The … read more
What creative life do you want for Sydney? What kind of creative life do you want for Sydney? We asked everyone in our … read more