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

New funding to boost Sydney’s night-time economy

25 May 2017

Newtown , Sydney - 4th January 2017. Websters Bar.
The City of Sydney is helping local businesses and industry groups breathe new life into Sydney’s night-time economy with $200,000 grant funding. Three grants will support a new community alliance to manage Newtown’s growing night-time economy, a forum convening nightlife … Read more

Ongoing funding to reduce homelessness

24 May 2017

Sylvania, Sydney - 6th January 2017. Images to support the City of Sydney Homelessness Action Plan. (Model release: ER20161209-Homelessness Action Plan -00585.jpg.)
The City of Sydney is continuing its practical support for specialist homelessness services in the inner city, with funding to support people sleeping rough into safe accommodation. Although homelessness and social housing are the responsibility of state governments, the City … Read more

Hollywood approach a blockbuster for businesses

23 May 2017

Lush
Treating your small business like a Hollywood movie project will help attract the best talent, increase staff engagement and boost your company’s bottom line, according to a leading business consultant. Anthony Mitchell, director and co-founder of inner-Sydney business Bendelta, will … Read more

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

Last updated: Monday, 24 February 2014