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

Yabun celebrates oldest living culture

20 January 2017

Yabun arrow
Thousands of Sydneysiders will this month enjoy performances, music, art and lively debates at Australia’s biggest one-day annual celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. The 15th annual Yabun Festival takes place on the traditional land of the Gadigal … Read more

Sydney scores top marks with international students

18 January 2017

Sydney - March 16, 2016: Lord Mayor of Sydney Clover Moore poses for a photo with international students (photo by Jamie Williams/City of Sydney)
Nine out of 10 international students recommend Sydney as a great place to live and study, according to new research. The City of Sydney’s international student wellbeing survey also revealed the vast majority of respondents felt safe in Sydney, and … Read more

Stunning summer blooms brighten up Sydney

16 January 2017

The summer 2017 edition of Living Colour, with more than 100,000 blooms across Sydney CBD and surrounding suburbs.
Photo by Damian Shaw / City of Sydney
Workers feeling gloomy about returning to the office will be cheered up by bright summer blooms at some of the city’s most popular public spaces. The summer edition of the City of Sydney’s Living Colour display is underway, with more … Read more

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

Last updated: Monday, 24 February 2014