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

Heritage festival gives voice to Sydney’s past

28 April 2017

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Communities rallying round workers during the Great Strike to complaints of odours from ‘bothersome tripe’, are some of the issues covered on a series of history talks on the Sydney of yesteryear as part of Australia’s biggest annual heritage festival. … Read more

New bike link connects city centre to eastern suburbs

26 April 2017

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Riding a bike to the city centre from the eastern suburbs will soon be easier and safer with plans for a separated cycleway along Moore Park Road in Paddington. The NSW Government funded project, in partnership with the City of … Read more

Regimental Square returns to duty for Anzac Day

26 April 2017

Regimental Square, Sydney - 25th April 2017. The City of Sydney have completed a major upgrade of Regimental Square. The public square is a memorial to those who have fought and died in various Australian battalions since the Korean war. Each ANZAC Day, members of the Australian Regiment Association meet at the Square for a small service from 8.30am.
Infantrymen and their families yesterday returned to one of Sydney’s most sacred sites – Regimental Square – resuming a longstanding Anzac Day tradition to commemorate those who fought and died for their country. The City of Sydney revitalised the famous … Read more

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

Last updated: Monday, 24 February 2014