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

Take a peek inside Green Square’s new library

26 July 2017

Green Square, Sydney - 16th July 2017. Green Sqaure construction photographs.
Green Square residents are invited to a sneak preview of their new $47 million state-of-the-art library and plaza at a site tour next month. Locals will be able to take a closer look at the spectacular 16-metre glass entry pyramid, … Read more

Kids NYE firework design will be a cracker

25 July 2017

Creative kids across the country are being asked to look to the sky and let their imaginations run riot for the 2017 Sydney New Year’s Eve fireworks design competition. The Design Your Own Firework competition will see one lucky winner’s … Read more

A night with the neighbours to build bonds

25 July 2017

White Ribbon Night
Sydneysiders are invited to host a night in with their neighbours this Friday (28 July) to help prevent domestic and family violence. Hosting a White Ribbon Night with your neighbours is a fun way to tackle a serious issue and … Read more

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

Last updated: Monday, 24 February 2014