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

New technologies shaping future cities

9 December 2016

Green Cities 2016 - Michael Zorbas Rob Stokes Lucy Turnbull Clover Moore Steve Yiu Mark Watts - large (2)
New technologies shaping cities around the world will be under the spotlight at Australia’s top building sustainability conference in Sydney next year. Thousands of planners, urban designers and property experts are expected to attend the City of Sydney-sponsored Green Cities … Read more

Summertime boost for late-night safety

8 December 2016

Sydneysiders can look forward to a safer and more enjoyable night out this summer, thanks to a City of Sydney program designed to help people get around town and make it home without a hitch. Every Friday and Saturday night … Read more

Hyde Park takes a new path

7 December 2016

Hyde Park, Sydney - 3rd December 2016
Australia’s oldest park will soon be easier to walk around and enjoy, with the City of Sydney set to overhaul Hyde Park’s paths in January 2017. A number of longstanding paths in Hyde Park North will be removed and new … Read more

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

Last updated: Monday, 24 February 2014