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
Markets Policy draft We invite your comments on our proposed Draft Markets Policy. Along with the policy there … read more
Draft Sydney Development Control Plan (Signs and Advertisements) 2015 Open for commentWe invite submissions on the Draft Sydney Development Control Plan (Signs & Advertisements) … read more
New green spaces for Ashmore: McPherson Park and Kooka Walk Thank you to everyone who has provided feedback on the draft concept designs for McPherson … read more
Newcombe Street upgrades, Paddington We invite you to give feedback on the draft concept design for Newcombe Street, Paddington. … read more
City Farm The City Farm is a community vision for a working urban farm in the heart … read more
Proposed land classification, Zetland A portion of 899 South Dowling Street, Zetland (known as Lot 205 in a draft … read more
Your City - Fit for the Future The NSW State Government is undertaking a review of the performance and sustainability of local … read more
Minor amendments for Local Environmental Plan and draft Development Control Plan Open for commentThe City of Sydney invites submissions on proposed changes to Sydney Local Environmental … read more
Energy Efficiency Master Plan Draft The City of Sydney has made a commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions within our … read more
904 Bourke Street, Zetland - Planning Proposal Closed for evaluation and reviewWe invited submissions on a proposal to amend the planning controls … read more
Visitor Accommodation Action Plan Draft The City of Sydney has developed a Draft Visitor Accommodation Action Plan. Our focus is … read more
Planning proposal and draft development control plan for 65–79 Sussex Street, Sydney Closed for commentWe invited submissions for a proposed change to the building height for 65–79 … 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
Planning proposal and draft development control plan for 60 Martin Place, Sydney Closed for comment The City of Sydney invited submissions for a proposed change to the … read more
Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan The City is developing a long term strategy for managing flooding within the local government … read more
Blackwattle Bay and Johnstons Creek floodplain management Closed for commentOur draft Blackwattle Bay and Johnstons Creek catchment areas flood studies, and floodplain … read more
Climate change adaptation Citizens' panelThe City of Sydney is developing a climate change adaptation plan to ensure that … 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
Employment lands draft planning controls and affordable housing program Closed for commentThe City of Sydney invited submissions for proposed changes to zoning and other … read more
Draft Sydney lights design code Closed for comment The Sydney lights design code establishes key design principles, and material and … read more
Proposed alcohol restrictions Council resolutionContributions to this consultation are now closed. The submissions we received were included in … 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 With Sydney’s population growing at a rapid rate, the need for a safer, more connected … 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
Green Square Have Your Say Day You’re invited to the next Green Square have your say day. Many of you visited … read more
The Drying Green Image: The Drying Green Concept PlanWe believe that as the Green Square area grows, parks … 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
One Vote, One Value The NSW Government is considering a Bill by the Shooters and Fishers Party to change … 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
City Centre Public Art 3 new artworks will transform the city centre as part of the City of Sydney’s … 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 In early 2014 we called for architectural design competition entries for a recreation park and … 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
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
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
Community Gardens We support community gardening because it offers locals the opportunity to meet new people in … 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
Johnstons Creek Parklands 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