Sustainable Sydney 2030

Sustainable Sydney 2030

Green. Global. Connected.

Sustainable Sydney 2030 is a set of goals we have set for our city to help make it as green, global and connected as possible by 2030. The plan will transform the way we live, work and play.

Sydney 2030 came to life after we asked residents, visitors, workers and businesses what kind of city they wanted. People told us they wanted a city that cares about the environment, has a strong economy, supports the arts and that connects its people to each other and the rest of the world. Sydney 2030 is now the cornerstone of everything we do.


We will be internationally recognised as a leader with outstanding environmental performance and new ‘green’ industries driving economic growth.

We will reduce our carbon emissions, with a network of green infrastructure to reduce energy, water and waste water demands. We will plan for new housing opportunities integrated with vital transport, facilities, infrastructure and open space.


Sydney will remain Australia’s global city and international gateway with world-renowned tourist attractions and sustained investment in cultural infrastructure and facilities.

Our city will contain premium spaces for business activities and high-quality jobs in the city centre and support social, cultural and recreational facilities to attract and retain talent.

We will embrace innovation and new technologies to stimulate creativity and collaboration.


Central Sydney will be easy to get around with a walking and cycling network, and transit routes connecting our villages, city centre and the rest of inner Sydney. The City’s villages will continue to be strong focal points for community life and will encourage a sense of belonging.

Relative equality will be improved through increased affordable housing and better access to community facilities, programs and services across the local area. Cultural vitality will flow from high rates of participation in artistic expression, performance, events and festivals.

The City will commit to partnerships and cooperation between governments, the private sector and the community to lead change.

Sydney 2030 in action

Getting the most from the Chinatown experience

21 September 2017

SydMed Lord Mayor Clover Moore with King Fong OAM in Chinatown, credit City of Sydney
Exploring Sydney’s famous Chinatown is now easier and more accessible for everyone with new wayfinding signs helping visitors and locals to move around. Featuring walking maps and text in braille and large lettering, the signs will help guide the 2.3 … Read more

New cycleway no longer a bridge too far

19 September 2017

Bridge Syd Med
A new dedicated cycleway linking the city and the Sydney Harbour Bridge will boost safety and access for thousands of people who ride across the harbour. The City of Sydney is working with Roads and Maritime Services on the project … Read more

Sydney businesses turning to tech-savvy China

19 September 2017

Sydney Uni China Busines Forum with Vc Michael Spenc , Chancellor Belinda Hutchinson, MC Ticky Fullerton, Keynote Speakers in order male  stand in for Clover Moore . Ms Cathryn Hlavka , Pof Hans Hendriscke,Dr Xiang Bing, Sen Arthur Sindinos, Mike baird Premier, NSW, Ryan Park NSW Shadow treasurer. MS Maggie Zhou MD of Ali Baba Group, Mr Balji Swaminathan GM International Westpac Banking.
Panels in order,Mike Smith, Gareth Evans Jason Yat-sen Li.
Prof Luigi Tomba,Yacai Zhou, Ms Kate erickson.
Afternoon,  Dr Ling Lowrey, Dr Edward Tse.
Prof Hans Hendriscke, Ms Hongbo Wang Dr Danham Huang and Ms Jessica Wilson.
Local businesses need to learn how to take advantage of China’s tech-savvy shoppers or risk being left behind, according to the keynote speaker at a major business forum in Sydney next week. Jon Williams, Global Leader for PwC’s People and … Read more

Celebrating Sydney as a great place to live, work and visit

Last updated: Monday, 24 February 2014