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

Sydney talent in small packages

27 August 2014

Alex Joseph (4) Tempe, Big Balloons
Sydney’s littlest photographers have demonstrated talent comes in small packages, with twenty finalists selected from 150 entries for the 2014 Little Sydney Lives exhibition and prize. Colourful images of nature, siblings, family life, pets, city adventures and artworks all showcase … Read more

Family festival supports at-risk children

25 August 2014

Leading child protection charity Barnardos Australia, which supports thousands of at-risk children every year, will be the City of Sydney’s official charity partner for the 2015 Sydney Chinese New Year Festival. The charity, which works with families and communities to … Read more

Water brings fresh heart to Sydney Park

14 August 2014

Sydney Park
Scenic cascades will carry water through Sydney Park’s wetlands to the city’s largest stormwater harvesting system to create a haven for native frogs and birds and encourage bush regeneration. The $10.5 million upgrade will be completed later this year allowing … Read more

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

Last updated: Monday, 24 February 2014