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.

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Sydney Your Say

Project Description
High Lane, Millers Point The City of Sydney invites your feedback on a proposal to permanently close a small … read more
Joynton Avenue Stormwater Drain Project To manage the impacts of flooding in the Zetland area, the City of Sydney is … read more
Eora Journey Economic Development Plan The Eora Journey Economic Development Plan sets an agenda for the City of Sydney to … read more
Garraway Park, Rosebery Welcome to our consultation hub where you can provide your feedback on the concept design … read more
APDG Block - 174-186 George Street and 33-35 Pitt Street, Sydney The City of Sydney invites your feedback on a proposal for a development option in … read more
Operational Plan 2016/17 and Resourcing Strategy 2016 The City of Sydney is producing its Integrated Planning documents to meet the Integrated Planning … read more
Accommodation and Entertainment Sector Sustainability Plan - Stakeholder Engagement The City of Sydney is dedicated to building a culture of sustainability throughout the city … read more
Open Space, Sports and Recreation Needs Study Welcome to our consultation hub where you can provide your feedback on how the City … read more
12-40 Rosebery Avenue & 108 Dalmeny Avenue Rosebery - changes to planning controls The City of Sydney invites submissions on proposed changes to the planning controls for 12-40 … read more
45 Murray Street, Pyrmont - change to the building height controls The City of Sydney invites your feedback on a proposed change to the building height … read more
Pyrmont sites - rezoning The City of Sydney invites your feedback on a proposal to rezone sites in Pyrmont. … read more
Kids Say - Sydney is for everyone! Join the conversation with other kids to have your say on what makes a great … read more
Car Sharing Policy update The first Car Sharing Policy was introduced by the City in 2011. This policy has … read more
Sydney Water Woolloomooloo Wastewater Stormwater Separation Project Sydney Water are planning to separate the currently combined wastewater and stormwater systems in Woolollomooloo. … read more
New Park at Bourke Street Zetland A new park will be constructed as part of the transformation of 904 Bourke Street. … read more
City for all redirect redirect to … read more
Creative Spaces and the Built Environment The City welcomed feedback on the draft Creative Spaces and the Built Environment discussion paper … read more
Barrack Street Road Closure The City of Sydney recently sought feedback on a proposal to permanently close Barrack Street … read more
Omnibus Lane - proposed lane closure Proposed Road Closure – Omnibus Lane, Ultimo The City of Sydney is considering closing Omnibus … read more
Skittle Lane Improvements Improving safety in Skittle Lane, SydneyIn response to requests from local residents, the City of … read more
Shannon Reserve Shannon Reserve in Surry Hills is home to the popular Surry Hills markets and a … read more
Alcohol restrictions review Contributions to this consultation are now closed. A report outlining the outcomes of consultation and … read more
Heritage floor space amendments - Sydney Local Environment Plan 2012 The City of Sydney invites feedback on our proposal to change the heritage floor space … read more
City of Sydney Development Contributions Plan The City of Sydney invites your feedback on the draft City of Sydney Development Contributions … read more
Barrack Street Road Closure The City of Sydney recently sought feedback on a proposal to permanently close Barrack Street … read more
Alexandria Hotel proposal to heritage list The City of Sydney received your feedback on the proposal to list the Alexandria Hotel, … read more
230-238 Sussex Street, Sydney 230-238 Sussex Street, Sydney The City of Sydney invites your feedback on a proposal to … read more
Green Volunteers Thank you to all those who expressed interest through the Green Volunteers survey. We received … read more
Accessible Public Toilets The City's Public Toilet Strategy was endorsed in April 2014 and aims to improve the … read more
New Market Site Applications (on council-owned land) The City receives ongoing applications to operate markets on council-owned land and invites your feedback … read more
Proposed Parking Changes - Paddington In May 2014, Council endorsed the Neighbourhood Parking Policy and resolved to extend the permitted … read more
Lawson Street improvements The City of Sydney is improving Lawson Street, Redfern to make it safer for people … read more
Sydney City Area and Darling Harbour Floodplain Risk Management The City invites your feedback on the City Area and Darling Harbour Catchment Areas Flood … read more
Wimbo Park Surry Hills We are designing an improved and expanded Wimbo Park in Surry Hills, on the previous … read more
New childcare centres More people are raising families in the City and there’s a critical need for more … read more
Zetland Avenue Review of Environmental Factors (REF) As part of works in the new Green Square Town Centre we are building a … read more
New streets in the Green Square Town Centre Pictured: Newly constructed Ebsworth Street in Green Square Town Centre.A series of new streets are … read more
Hyde Park path improvements and upgrades Hyde Park is Australia’s oldest park and its heritage landscape is central to many of … read more
Hyde Park South Café Hyde Park South Café will be built in conjunction with the Transport for NSW Easy … read more
Tell us where you draw the line on a socially just and resilient Sydney The City of Sydney is developing a social sustainability policy to strengthen our city’s social … read more
Hyde Park Plan of Management and Master Plan amendment The Anzac Memorial Centenary Project project will complete the water cascade shown in Dellit’s original … read more
Sydney Park Wetlands Naming Proposal The City of Sydney sought feedback on a proposal to name Sydney Park’s four wetlands. … read more
WestConnex WestConnex is a NSW Government project to widen and extend the M4 and M5 motorways … read more
Burton and Palmer streetscape upgrade The City of Sydney is improving the intersection around Burton and Palmer streets, Darlinghurst to … read more
Turruwul Park Fitness Hub Here at the City of Sydney we are committed to ensuring our residents have access … read more
Outdoor dining and display of retail goods on the footpath The City has developed new draft policies to manage the use of public footpaths for … read more
Councillors’ Expenses and Facilities Draft Policy 2015/16 The exhibition period has now closed.Council is required by the Office of Local Government to … read more
City North Public Domain Plan The City of Sydney has plans to revitalise streets, parks and public spaces in the … read more
Renwick Street Playground The City of Sydney will soon upgrade Renwick Street Playground at 42-46 Renwick Street, Alexandria. … read more
Elizabeth McCrae (Kepos Street) Playground The City's Small Parks and Playgrounds Renewal Program is continuing to improve the quality of … read more
Green Square setbacks – Planning Controls Consultation complete and development control plan approved In August and September 2015 we invited submissions … read more
Tech Startups Action Plan The new 10-year draft Tech Startups Action Plan outlines how the City can support the … read more
Johnstons Creek Parklands The Master Plan for the Johnstons Creek Parklands guides projects within the highly valued parklands … read more
Wayfinding Signage Proposal Consultation has now closed. Over 90 comments were posted onto our map providing suggestions. The … read more
Bourke and Campbell Streets intersection improvements UPDATE: This project will go to Council for approval in February 2016We’re redesigning a crossing … read more
Digital City The City of Sydney is developing a digital strategy to ensure we have the skills, … read more
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
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 Survey now closed.Help us build thriving communities and liveable spaces. Take 15 minutes to complete … read more
Recognising Sydney's Industrial heritage On 22 January 2016, Sydney Local Environmental Plan 2015 was amended to add 57 new … 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 Closed for commentIn August 2015 Council and the Central Sydney Planning Committee considered report on … 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
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 The City of Sydney has started early works to upgrade Newcombe Street, Paddington. The upgrade … 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 report by the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal, assessing the City of Sydney’s submission … read more
Minor amendments for Local Environmental Plan and draft Development Control Plan Council Approval and Publishing On 10 August 2015, Council approved the Minor Policy and Housekeeping … 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
Parramatta Road Urban Transformation Strategy Urban Growth NSW consulted on the draft Parramatta Road Urban Transformation Strategy from October to … 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
Bays Precinct The Bays Precinct consists of approximately 80 hectares of Government-owned land and sits within 2km … 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
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 Our Community Strategic Plan is the City’s community vision for Sustainable Sydney 2030 and guides … 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
Hoardings and Scaffolding Policy Temporary structures (hoardings and scaffolding) are often required during construction of new buildings. They isolate … read more
City Centre Public Art Three new artworks will transform the City Centre as part of the City of Sydney’s … 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
Green Streets The City's Green Streets program is fulfilling our Sustainable Sydney 2030 commitment to increase tree … 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
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
Green Square Green Square is a fast-growing urban redevelopment area.The City of Sydney is working to ensure … read more
Live Music Matters In early 2013 the City of Sydney assembled a taskforce of eleven experts from across … 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 Work is now underway for the Green Square Library and Plaza which will form the … read more