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

City buildings halfway to emissions reduction target

30 March 2015

city buildings
Sydney’s leading commercial office landlords have reached the halfway mark in their ambitious emissions reduction target by significantly improving the energy performance of their buildings. The City of Sydney-led Better Buildings Partnership (BBP) includes major landlords and property managers representing … Read more

Sydney’s villages in your pocket

26 March 2015

Art Wine Cheese Bar, Chippendale. Photo by Adam Hollinghurst.
From gourmet delis to laneway bars, home-grown artisan markets and internationally celebrated cultural institutions, Sydney has the world at its fingertips – and now you can fit it in the palm of your hand. The Little Book of Sydney Villages … Read more

Glebe kindy celebrates 50 years of child care

22 March 2015

Then and now - Hilda Booler Kindergarten
Glebe residents and former attendees of the Hilda Booler Kindergarten have been invited to celebrate its 50th anniversary at a free barbecue party hosted by the City of Sydney. Lord Mayor Clover Moore said the kindergarten took its first intake … Read more

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

Last updated: Monday, 24 February 2014