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

Local volunteers needed to welcome refugees in the city

22 June 2018

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Settlement Services International and the City of Sydney are seeking local experts to volunteer as ambassadors and support a new project to bring hope, happiness and opportunities to refugees starting a new life in Australia. Welcome2Sydney is a volunteer-based program … Read more

Sydney gets its rainbow back

21 June 2018

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Sydney will soon have a new rainbow crossing at Taylor Square, five years after it was unceremoniously removed in the dead of night. Lord Mayor Clover Moore said its return to Taylor Square at the corner of Bourke and Campbell … Read more

Park yourself in this inner city oasis

21 June 2018

Sydneysiders and students will have more places to exercise and relax at Camperdown’s Victoria Park when major improvements are unveiled next weekend. On the corner of Parramatta and City roads, the 9.2-hectare city oasis has new table tennis and picnic … Read more

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

Last updated: Monday, 24 February 2014