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

Family fun leaps into Sydney Park this October

29 September 2016

From unicycle ballet to heart-stopping BMX displays, Sydneysiders can pack up the family, gather their friends and get set for an adventure through Sydney Park this October. Sydney Rides the Park on Saturday 8 October is the first headline event … Read more

Chinatown gets spicy after dark

28 September 2016

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Traditional Korean food will make its culinary debut at the Chinatown night markets this October when famed Little Hay Street is transformed into Little Eat Street as part of the City of Sydney’s Asia on Your Doorstep program. Since their … Read more

Inside scoop on starting out in business

28 September 2016

What began as doodles of ice cream cones on the back of a napkin by a Sydney accountant has become an overnight startup sensation, with franchises across the globe. The woman behind the inner city-based soft serve ice cream revolution, … Read more

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

Last updated: Monday, 24 February 2014