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

Hollywood approach a blockbuster for businesses

23 May 2017

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

Sydney startups on track to become global brands

22 May 2017

CEBIT conference
Sydney’s tech entrepreneurs have the potential to create leading global brands of the future, according to international digital business leader, Randi Zuckerberg. New York Times bestselling author and Zuckerberg Media founder and CEO is a keynote speaker at tomorrow’s CeBIT … Read more

Enjoying a ride round Sydney’s cultural side

22 May 2017

Newtown, Sydney - 18th May 2016. The City has released a new series of guided rides, including Market Ride and Street Art rides.
Sydney’s popular guided bike tours are back, with an inner-city chocolate ride, foodies market crawl, and a family ‘two ducks’ ride added to the line-up. The new series of free guided rides organised by the City of Sydney will run … Read more

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

Last updated: Monday, 24 February 2014