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

Creative businesses share their steps to success

22 September 2017

Alexia and Sophia, Good Day Girl
From turning a competitor into a partner or building a slow-fashion brand, founders of Sydney’s top creative businesses will this month reveal their steps to success with like-minded artists and entrepreneurs. The City of Sydney’s City Thought Leaders: Creative Enterprises … Read more

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

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

Last updated: Monday, 24 February 2014