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

Bourke Street community garden set to grow

29 July 2016

Bourke Street community garden in Woolloomooloo will soon grow even bigger thanks to extra space from the City of Sydney for miniature fruit trees, new garden beds, a tool shed, native bee hive and chicken coop. The garden – one … Read more

Sydney start-ups find two-wheeled success

27 July 2016

Sydney is in a two-wheeled business boom, with an increasing number of savvy entrepreneurs using the humble bike for success. New cycling start-ups have joined dozens of bike shops, cafes and retailers, establishing the city as an ideal marketplace for … Read more

Wishing our Rio Paralympians well

26 July 2016

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Lord Mayor Clover Moore today hosted an official farewell ceremony for local and national athletes taking part in the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games in September. More than 150 Paralympic athletes, officials and Australian Paralympic Committee members attended the event at … Read more

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

Last updated: Monday, 24 February 2014