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

Sydney bike challenge sets world record

24 April 2015

PwC David Kelly gearing up for Sydney Rides Business Challenge
A record 4,793 people pedalled a total of over 334,000 kilometres as they vied for top honours in the Sydney Rides Business Challenge, making the City of Sydney-sponsored event the largest of its kind in the world. City-based businesses took … Read more

Anzac Centenary marked at Foley Park

24 April 2015

lone pine, Foley Park
A descendant of the original lone pine tree in Gallipoli has been planted in Glebe’s Foley Park, to commemorate the centenary of Anzac. Lone pines once grew wild across the Gallipoli Peninsula but were removed by Turkish soldiers before the … Read more

iBeacons bring World War II story to life

23 April 2015

Yininmadyemi, by Tony Albert
Visitors to Hyde Park can now hear the story behind a major new artwork that honours Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander diggers by tuning in through an app on their smartphones. The City of Sydney is trialling iBeacons, small transmitter … Read more

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

Last updated: Monday, 24 February 2014