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

The Other Art Fair supports local emerging talent

28 August 2015

The Other Art Fair 2_Derivan Pty Ltd
A new exhibition promoting unrepresented Australian artists will open in Chippendale next week, funded by the City of Sydney. The Other Art Fair showcases emerging and undiscovered artists and gives visitors the opportunity to buy direct from the artists themselves, … Read more

Inner city gets its first new high street in a century

28 August 2015

Lord Mayor Clover Moore and  Minister for Planning Rob Stokes inspect Ebsworth Street in the Green Square Town Centre
The first main street built in inner Sydney for more than a century has been completed, paving the way for a new town centre at Green Square. Ebsworth Street’s footpaths are finished, the stone kerbs installed, bronze smart poles with … Read more

Live music lounge tops Town Hall for spring

25 August 2015

The Terrace concept 1
Locals and visitors can kick-back on a New York-style rooftop venue complete with garden furniture, a bar and live music from some of Sydney’s finest artists at Sydney Town Hall this spring. The Terrace, on the Druitt Street side of … Read more

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

Last updated: Monday, 24 February 2014