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

Growing bike network connects Sydneysiders

6 May 2015

City of Sydney - Prymont Cycleway - Union Street 2015
Ten major bike connections are under construction or in design to support the growing number of people riding and ease pressure on the city’s roads and public transport network. City of Sydney-funded cycleway links along sections of Castlereagh and Liverpool … Read more

China trade opportunities for Sydney’s healthy businesses

6 May 2015

Lord Mayor Clover Moore at Sydney China Business Forum 2014
Sydney’s longstanding business connections with China will be further strengthened by a forum that puts healthcare-related businesses under the microscope. The City is supporting the Sydney China Business Forum, one of the leading business and academic events in Australia, with … Read more

Sydney on front foot with new walking strategy

6 May 2015

C.O.S - Walking Sydney images…Chinatown and Broadway 2014
The City of Sydney’s first walking strategy will see Sydney become a more accessible, attractive and safer city to explore on foot. The Walking Strategy and Action Plan prioritises key actions that will support people of all ages to walk … Read more

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

Last updated: Monday, 24 February 2014