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 playground swings open on Renwick Street

28 October 2016

Renwick Street, Alexandria Sydney - 26th October 2016. The City of Sydney have upgraded Renwick Street playground with new playground equipment and an open seating and grass space. (Model release: ER20161026-Reneick Park-00445.jpg)
Alexandria residents are invited to join Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore at the launch of the new Renwick Street playground on Sunday 6 November. The new playground features speaking tubes, a wind sculpture, swing, climbing equipment, slide and balancing beams … Read more

Sydney Town Hall powers up with trigeneration

27 October 2016

Town Hall House, Sydney - 20th October 2016. The City of Sydney will produce its own low-carbon energy for power, heating and cooling at Sydney Town Hall and its staff offices after Council approved a tender for a trigeneration plant in Town Hall House. Lord Mayor Clover Moore with Green Infrastructure Manager Chris Collins and Trigen project manager Bani Tachril.
A low-carbon trigeneration plant is now powering, heating and cooling Sydney Town Hall and neighbouring Town Hall House, where 1,500 City of Sydney employees work. Trigeneration is a low-carbon form of energy production, producing less than half the carbon emissions … Read more

City gears up for a cracker Christmas

27 October 2016

Christmas Sleigh and Lord Mayor through the CBD 2015
Sydney’s Christmas season will kick off with two simultaneous outdoor concerts in the city featuring children’s entertainers, the Moorambilla Voices choir, surprise special guests and an appearance by Santa Claus. The City of Sydney will mark the start of its … Read more

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

Last updated: Monday, 24 February 2014