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

Free fitness at your local park

23 November 2017

Morgan Huida using the new Turruwul Park fitness hub.
Photo by Damian Shaw / City of Sydney
Active residents will have more opportunities to practice their squats and burpies with the roll-out of 17 new pieces of exercise equipment in Waterloo. Council unanimously approved plans the new station on Monday night. Lord Mayor Clover Moore said the … Read more

Successful brands add a personal touch

23 November 2017

Timo Bures - The Old Clare Hotel - cropped
When guests arrive at their room at The Old Clare Hotel in Chippendale they may find a personal message, a photo of their pet and advice on nearby attractions customised to meet their interests. The personal touches are more than … Read more

Sleighbells ring in our Aussie Christmas

22 November 2017

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Sydney is set to celebrate Christmas like no other city, with a program of uniquely Aussie festivities and tradition with a twist. Lord Mayor Clover Moore today launched the 2017 Sydney Christmas program at Martin Place, which features 30 days … Read more

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

Last updated: Monday, 24 February 2014