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.

Green

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.

Global

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.

Connected

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 proudly flies the flag for equality

17 February 2017

LM flies rainbow flag at STH
The start of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival has been marked with the flying of the rainbow flag at Sydney’s Town Hall and the presentation of the key to the city to the Kirby Institute, recognising its … Read more

Sydney swimmers say thanks a million

16 February 2017

Eric Hung (centre) from Paddington is the 1 Millionth customer at Prince Alfred Mark Pool in Surry Hills, David Riordan (city of Sydney operations director) (right) and James Ellender (NSW state manger for Belgravier the company that manages the pool) (left).
Photo by Damian Shaw / City of Sydney
Sweltering Sydneysiders have flocked to the City of Sydney’s award-winning pools in record numbers to escape the prolonged heatwave. More than one million customers have now passed through the turnstiles of the City’s five fitness and aquatic centres in just … Read more

Dishing out expert business advice

15 February 2017

City Thought Leaders Joseph Valore and Sarah Doyle
Aspiring restaurateurs looking to move into Sydney’s competitive dining scene are being advised they need to be well prepped as they won’t get a second chance to make a good first impression. Joseph Valore and Sarah Doyle, co-owners of popular … Read more

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

Last updated: Monday, 24 February 2014