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.

Green

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.

Global

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.

Connected

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

Feathered urban dwellers in spotlight for spring

21 October 2014

Bird watching Sydney Park
The City of Sydney’s feathered urban dwellers will be put under the spotlight this month as volunteers take part in an annual survey that aims to help preserve local bird life. The survey, on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 October, … Read more

Climate action hailed in green awards

20 October 2014

hybrid truck in sustainable fleet.
The City of Sydney’s energy-saving green fleet is one of four City programs nominated for a prestigious Green Globe Award for environmental leadership. The NSW Government Green Globes are awarded annually for excellence in environmental leadership and innovation. Winners will … Read more

Human sculptures like no other

8 October 2014

Urban Bodies_Salzburg
A group of 20 highly-skilled artists will help give Sydneysiders a whole new perspective on their city, as the sensational Bodies in Urban Spaces takes to the streets on Friday 10 and Saturday 11 October. Created by Austrian artist and … Read more

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

Last updated: Monday, 24 February 2014