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

Community spaces come up gold in design awards

25 July 2017

A transformed historic community centre in Woolloomooloo and a state-of-the-art early learning centre in Darlinghurst have both been honoured with prestigious government design awards. The City of Sydney community spaces were named gold winners as part of the 2017 GOV … Read more

Grant to ditch takeaway coffee cups

21 July 2017

85 Boundary Street,
Darlinghurst Sydney - 20th July 2017. The City is supporting the responsible cafes
network with a 30k knowledge exchange partnership grant. Cafes in the Responsible Cafes network offer a discount to customers that bring a keepcup, rather than using a takeaway coffee cup.
Cherubini Espresso Bar owner Marz Adnan delivers coffee to his regular customers.  (Model release: ER20170720-Keep Cups -00757.jpg, ER20170720-Keep Cups -00756.jpg)
Battles against takeaway coffee cups, marine plastic pollution and energy wastage will get support from the City of Sydney’s latest round of environmental knowledge exchange sponsorships. Lord Mayor Clover Moore said the City is a strong supporter of new ideas … Read more

175 years of leading, governing and serving the city

20 July 2017

Special meeting of the Municipal Council of Sydney on the occasion of the 100th Anniversary of the City of Sydney, 20 July 1942. City Archives 040702
Sydneysiders will have an opportunity to explore the city’s rich history and heritage in a major exhibition marking the 175th anniversary of the City of Sydney Council. Incorporating 175 objects from the City’s civic, history and archive collections – many … Read more

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

Last updated: Monday, 24 February 2014